“I am the legitimate chief of Nungua” – Nungua Mantse

Accra, July 21, GNA –
King (Dr) Odaifio Welentsi III, the Paramount Chief of Nungua, has said he is
the lawful enstooled Mantse of Nungua.

He said the Supreme
Court judgement on February 17, 2010 which some people were relying on to lay
claim to the stool is not about who the Nungua chief is, but it was a matter of
law concerning the Executive Instrument (EI) 18 – and this does not relate to the
state of the chieftaincy.

King Dr Welentsi said
this during the signing of a statement witnessed by 17 other chiefs with
attached copies of the court rulings and copied the Ghana News Agency on

He said the EI 18 was
about an appeal by Nii Odai Ayiku IV, the former chief of Nungua.

“It was Nii Odai Ayiku
IV vrs the Attorney General that the EI 18 which is the Nungua Chieftaincy
Affairs (Nii Odai Ayiku IV) Prohibition Instrument of 1983, was declared null
and void,” King Dr Welentsi said.

He said: “The decision
of the Supreme Court was to the effect that by virtue of the Transitional
Provisions of the 1992 Constitution, Section 15 (2) the Supreme Court cannot
question the EI 18 and dismissed the appeal.”

He said the
appellant’s application for review was also dismissed on June 14, 2011 by the
Supreme Court.

In this regard, the
Nungua Mantse said, several attempts to remove him as chief of Nungua have been
dismissed at the courts.

“I, therefore, submit
that the publication, which is being circulated to the effect that King Dr
Odaifio Welentsi III is not Nungua Mantse, is calculated to harass, embarrass
and tarnish my image and urge all to ignore them. Nungua is at peace,” he said.


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