Divisional chiefs, elders and residents in the Boso-Gua Traditional Area in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region on Wednesday October 7, 2020 jubilated openly over the victory of the Paramount Chief of the Manya Krobo Traditional Area, Nene Sackitey as the current President of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs (ERHOC), who succeeds the Okyehene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin whose two-term tenure has to and end.
Their jubilation stemmed from the fact that Nene Sackite won the ERHOC’s presidential slot against traditionally and customarily destooled Paramount Chief of the Boso-Gua Traditional Area, Nana Osei Nyarko III who doubles as the Vice President of ERHOC.
Nene Sackite polled eight (8) votes out of the ten (10) total votes cast to win the Presidential slot as against two votes got by the former Vice President and ex-omanhene of Boso -Gua Traditional Area, Nana Osei Nyarko III.
The defeat of Nana Osei Naryko III on Wednesday ‘s election was a clear testimony that the chiefs (nananom) of the ERHOC had heeded to the clarion calls by the divisional chiefs and elders of the Boso -Gua in their recent press statement not to support the illegality perpetrated under the leadership of Osagyefo Amoatia ofori Panin where though Nana Osei Nyarko III had been destooled was still being allowed to perform his duteis as the Vice-president of the ERHOC.
“We thank all the members of ERHOC who heeded our calls to vote against Nana Osei Nyarko III because he has been destooled as Omanhene and he is no more our chief,” they stressed.
“We the Divisional chiefs of Boso Gua by this press release are calling on the newly sworn in President of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs, Nene Sackitey not to overlook this unacceptable behavior of Nana Osei Nyarko III but rather bring finality to this issues for peace to reign in Boso-Gua traditional area.
They stated that “Our point that is, we are curious how Nana Osei Nyarko III will change anything at the house should he win since he is reported to be a subject of some of the problems in the house.”
They pointed out that Nene Sackite can change things and boldly tackle the many issues that Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin and his Vice Nana Osei Nyarko III have left behind.
It would be recalled that the divisional chiefs of Boso-Gua in the recent media publication raised red flag over what they described as the ‘diabolical and illegal’ move by traditionally and customarily destooled Nana Osei Nyarko III to contest the position of the ERHOC.
Consequently,the chiefs rallied behind Nene Sackitey when he declared his intention to contest the presidency of the house, saying tha int should he, Sackitey wins, it will be the beginning of a new era for the house.
They pointed out that Nene Sackitey can change things and boldly tackle the many issues that Osagyefo Amoatia ofori Panin and his Vice President, Nana Osei Nyarko III have left behind.
They added “We feel it is about time the many chieftaincy issues in the region were resolved to enable development take place in the region.
Acording to the chiefs,they protested against the move by Nana Osei Nyarko III contesting the presidency of the ERHOC because, as far back as January 3, 2018, he was destooled as Omanehen by the head of the royal family, Opanyin John kwaku Yenoah in accordance with the customs and traditions of the land but he has since refused to step down and rather parades himself as the Omanehen.