The Stool Secretary to the Ada Paramountcy, Numo Jonathan Dorkutso has noted that the paramountcy is yet to recognized a Chief for Hwakpo one of Ada’s ten divisions.
This he said is due to divided interest of two families, the Ackwerh family and the Puplampu family of the Adibeawe clan who are both laying claim to the stool.
The current heightened tension in the Hwakpo area the paramount stool secretary noted can only be solved by a committee of enquiry set by the paramount chief to ensure that both parties come into consensus for one chief.
However, the Puplampu family who say they have already installed a chief are call a bluff of the proposed measures by the paramountcy to set up a committee to solve the chieftaincy litigation
According to the Puplampus the measure will not favor them as the suspect the paramountcy of being in bed with the Ackwerhs.
They also accused the Stool Secretary, Numo Jonathan Dorkutso for fueling tension within the Ada traditional area to his benefit.
“Nene Ada has a coronavirus in his palace which he must deal with” Jones David Okonko, Divisional Stool Head insinuated as he speak to the media about what he describes as bad behavior of the stool secretary.
However Numo Jonathan Dorkutso maintain he has always fight for the interest of the Ada traditional area. “We have ten divisions and Hwakpo is just one of them, are the others fighting” he asked.
” The allegations against me cannot be true” he added.
He noted that his claim that there is no chief in Hwakpo is legitimate because apart from the Puplampus, the Ackwerh’s also from Hwakpo have presented a notice to the paramountcy. This he said the paramountcy has deemed it expedient to prob into the matter.
“Did they show you any documents of legitimacy? That is where this matter needs to be determined.
However the Akwehs who have remained calm are daring the puplampus to go before the committee to settle the matter. They say they are ready to go before the committee to be set by the paramountcy.
The Ackwerh’s in their petition have maintain that they are the legitimate owners of Hwakpo lands as an inheritance from their great grandmother who served as a Trokoshi and was given the land for her service. The Ackwerh’s are asking the Puplampu to show prove of ever installing a legitimate chief in Hwakpo as they the Ackwerh’s are showing for Nene Nyumuwayo II who ruled Hwakpo from 1949 up to 1985 when he pasted.
Nene Osusey Ackwerh II Chief of Foahnguah Totimekope one of the divisional chiefs has described the posture of the Poplampus as uncalled for and detrimental to any healing process of the pending chieftaincy litigation.
Below is a copy of introduction letter from Avkwerh and Puplampu families to introduce their new chief to the Ada Traditional Area for your perusal.