The Sunyani Traditional Council has refuted allegations made against its chairman, Nana Bosoma Asor Nkrawri II, for selling Queen Mother Sunyani’s stool to the highest bidder.
He described these allegations as groundless, baseless, false and baseless.
Some members of the royal family Boahen Korkor, the mother-bearer of the traditional area of Sunyani, disputed the installation of Nana Akosua Duaa Asor Brayie II, the new supreme queen-mother of Sunyani, describing her installation by Nana Nkrawri as illegitimate .
The three royal gates – Akosua Duaa, Kwantwiwaa and Nyantakyiwaa families, claimed that “Nana Nkrawri II had unilaterally chosen her as his queen, contrary to the requirements of the customs and culture of the royal family Nana Boahen Korkor and had since activated legal proceedings to undo this installation”.
But, at a press conference in Sunyani, Nana Kwaku Sarbeng II, the Akwamuhene and Acting Chairwoman of the Traditional Council, said that “when the seat became vacant, six candidates, including the current Supreme Queen Mother , Nana Brayie II, expressed their interest and according to custom, the candidates presented customary drinks to the Omanhene through respectable citizens of the region for his kind consideration to nominate them for the vacant stool”.
“The Paramount Chief accepted the drinks from all the candidates and informed the kingmakers accordingly, but the kingmakers, after receiving the usual drinks, Nana Nkrawri II set up a committee to review the backgrounds of the candidates to assess their suitability to enable him to exercise his prerogative in nominating a suitable candidate for the approval and approval of the kingmakers,” Nana Sarbeng said.
“The Paramount Chief exercised his prerogative in favor of Nana Brayie II, and then presented her to the kingmakers for their approval.”
“When Nana Brayie II was introduced to the kingmakers, all interested parties and kingmakers overwhelmingly accepted her nomination,” he explained.
Nana Sarbeng said the new Supreme Queen Mother has since followed the required customary rites, saying she therefore has the legitimate right to perform her functions and duties as Supreme Queen Mother of Sunyani.
“Thus, the stool was not sold to the highest bidder as claimed by other royal families because Nana Brayie is from a royal family and she has all the credentials to occupy the stool,” he pointed out. .
Nana Sarbeng therefore urged the good people of Sunyani to support the new mother of the supreme queen and give her the necessary recognition and respect, saying that “we will not remain indifferent to allowing some disgruntled elements to denigrate the very respected Supreme Leader”.