The Western Regional House of Chiefs is demanding the immediate reinstatement of Omanhene of the Sefwi Anhwianso, Ogyeahohor Yaw Gyebi II who was been removed as the chairman of the Governance and Development Committee of the National House of Chiefs (NHC).
He was removed last week for publicly criticising a unanimous decision by the National House of Chiefs.
But the Standing Committee of the Western Regional House of Chiefs say Ogyeahohor’s removal is an affront to the customary integrity of the chieftaincy institution as well as the doctrine of natural justice.
Paramount Chief of Wassa Amenfi Traditional Council, Tetrete Akuamoah Sekyim II in a statement on behalf of the Regional House of Chiefs suggested the action taken against Ogyeahohor was done to publicly ridicule him and damage his reputation.
Otherwise, he contended, the NHC in order to avoid rancour and in the interest of harmony, dealt with the matter in-camera.
The NHC on December 12 announced the removal of Ogyeahohor as the chairman of the Governance and Development Committee of the House with immediate effect.
According to the NHC, it was the second time Ogyeahohor had gone public to criticise a unanimous decision taken by the House.
Recounting the processes that led to the issuance of a statement by the National House of Chiefs (NHC) on why partisan politics should be rejected at local level elections and the subsequent public pronouncements by Ogyeahohor Yaw Gyebi II in disagreement with the position of the House, the President of the NHC, the Agbogbomefia Togbe Afede XIV said the reactions by Ogyeahohor Yaw Gyebi, who is also the President of the Western Regional House of Chiefs was unfortunate, misleading and mostly untrue.
Togbe Afede who was speaking at the final meeting of the House for the year in Kumasi on December 12 said following thorough discussions on the matter by members, it was referred to the Governance and Development Committee of which Ogyeahoho Gyebi was the chairman.
According to Togbe Afede, the matter was referred to the committee on two occasions, therefore, it was wrong for Ogyeahohor Gyebi to have said he knew nothing about it and that members were not consulted.
By Paa Kojo Peters|3news.com|Ghana