Asantehene has replied Dormaahene, Osagyefo Oseadeayo Agyemang Badu II on his recent pronouncement about the powers of Asantehene. And his ability to elevate chiefs to the status of paramountcy. At Asanteman council meeting in Manhyia place in Kumasi on Thursday October 19, 2023.
The Asantehene once again recounted the history of how the Dormaa Stool was elevated to the status of paramount chief by an Asantehene. Repeating what especially on how Asanteman was established in relation to he Golden Stool. And the allegiance paid by all chiefs in the Asanteman kingdom. Otumfuo Osei Tutu II said he has been compelled to offer the explanation once again because of the recent attempt to try and distort history.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II said it was his Uncle the then Asantehene who elevated who elevated the status of Dormaa Stool to the level of paramount chief. He added that even before Agyemang Badu II was enstooled as Dormaa chief. His Uncle, Agyemang Badu I swore the oaths of allegiance to Asantehene.
According to Dormaahene, Ghana was a state of which there was no kingdom within Ghana for Asantehene to be referred to as King. He suggested that the mention and reference to the Asantehene in the chieftaincy Act was not proper. And that as part of a proposal to amend the chieftaincy Act. He and others will lead a campaign for the Asantehene to be removed from the chieftaincy Act.
He said if that was not done, it will mean other chiefs would also have to be mentioned in the chieftaincy Act. Such as the Ya Naa, Nayiri and others.
In addition, this is not the first that the Dormaahene was raising such an argument. But he has raised it at a number of public forums and in media interviews. He had contested the extent of Asantehene’s control over certain paramount chief. Whose jurisdiction falls within the political and government demarcated Bono, Bono East, Western and Oti region.
The Dormaahene is currently the President of the Bono regional House of Chiefs. Which is gathering of paramount chiefs in Bono Ahafo region.