Last week’s inauguration of Prof Agyeman Badu Akosa as chief of Abene-Kwahu and Kwahumanhene was undertaken by some comical characters for which reason the entire ceremony should be dismissed as a “concert”, Nana Acheamfuor Asiedu Agyeman III, acting Kwahumanhene and Kwahu Adontenhene, has urged.
Prof Akosa, a former pathologist, was last Saturday made traditional ruler of the area – regarded as the capital of the Kwahu traditional area and the seat of the paramount chief of Kwahu – but this has been challenged by many Kwahu chiefs, including the Adontenhene, who say he is not the rightful person for the stool. Further, they have argued that he is not an ethnic Kwahu, being a native of Mampong in the Ashanti Region.
Police had to be deployed to the town in the wake of confusion that arose following his installation.
Speaking on Ghana Yensom on Accra100.5FM on Monday May 8, Nana Acheamfuor Asiedu Agyeman III said of last week’s disputed enthronement of the former CPP flag bearer: “We assume nothing has happened. We view it as a concert staged by some persons at Abene, not an action by serious people given the way they went about it. Even the installation of a chief for a village with only 10 huts will have more pomp than what happened last Saturday.”
According to the traditional ruler, if any confusion or violence erupts in Kwahuman owing to the chieftaincy dispute, the blame should be borne by Prof Akosa and others “who do not wish Kwahu well”, adding: “But all we are saying is that we will continue to protect our capital until a time we get a ruler we can all recognise as Kwahumanhene.”
He further disclosed that as acting Kwahumanhene he had given the Abene Council two weeks to name a substantive Kwahumanhene to succeed Daasebre Akuamoah Boateng III, who died in September 2014.