BY: Faisel Abdul-Iddrisu | Voltaonlinegh.com |
The Weta Traditional Area Council in the Ketu North Municipality has declared that the traditional area has only one legitimate Paramount Chief, as enstooled in accordance with the customs and traditions of the Anlo State.
At a press conference held on Saturday, the Council noted that the disclaimer has become necessary, following a series of activities by some individuals to undermine the legitimacy of the current Paramount Chief, Torgbuiga Akpo Ashiakpor VI, who ascended the stool as Fiaga and President of the Traditional Area in December, 2017 after a rigorous vetting and selection process.
“Torgbuiga Akpo Ashiakpor VI, who we all know and pay allegiance to, is a direct descendant of Aklagba, who settled at Klikor. This lineage of Torgbuiga Akpo Ashiakpor VI, is known to all family members and upright citizens of Weta, until recently, after his installation and outdooring when some unfaithful and disgruntled persons from the Ashiakpor royal family in bad faith, instituted a series of legal suit; after fully and dutifully participating in the processes leading up to his selection and installation”, the council noted.
Speaking on behalf of the council on Saturday at Weta, Torgbui Adukpo IV, Dufia of Ehi said the Council recognises no other person as the Paramount Chief of the Weta Traditional Area than Torgbuiga Akpo Ashiakpor VI.
He cautioned residents to avoid being misled by such characters who are bent on destabilizing the unity and progress of the area.
According to the Traditional Area Council, events after the outdooring of Torgbuiga Akpo Ashiakpor VI, has created a state of despondency among the chiefs and the good people of Weta, a situation that is hampering the development and progress of the area.
The Council thus cautioned that, anyone other than Torgbuiga Akpo Ashiakpor VI, who carries himself as the paramount chief of the area, is doing so to undermine the peace and development of the area.
It urged sons and daughters of the Traditional Area not to allow themselves to be misled by such characters seeking to elevate themselves at the expense of the unity and progress of the area.
Until the installation and outdooring of Torgbuiga Akpo Ashiakpor VI on December, 23 2017 the Weta Traditional Area was without a substantive head and was being administered by a regent for well over a decade.
Torgbuiga’s two years reign has however been fraught with litigation by persons the Council described as ‘misleading characters’ seeking to hinder the progress of the Traditional Area.