Tension is building up at Nkrukan in the Yilo Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region over installation of a parallel Chief.
The traditional stool in Nkrukan has remained vacant for a year due to chieftaincy dispute that frustrated the nomination of a heir to the stool among the Gborjor gate which is part of three gates -Badu and Akwetey royal families legible to occupy the stool.
However three weeks ago, a Police officer -Detective Corporal Solomon Agboso Badu was installed as a Chief in the Community and given stool name as Nene Badu Okpata Korle II.
Meanwhile the other feuding faction and some Kingmakers are planning to outdoor another Chief -Nene Gborjor I, installed a week ago to occupy same stool Saturday May 12 ,2018 heightening tension in the Community.
Tensed atmosphere has attracted heavy security presence in the community.
There is currently over 20 armed Police personnel led by DSP Daniel Yaro,the Effidusase District Commander patrolling the town.
The Police team in a close door meeting with the proponents has directed that the venue for the intended ceremony is changed.
DSP Yaro tells Kasapa News, Police do not interfere in Chieftaincy issue therefore cannot stop the process from going on but its presence in the community is to maintain law and order.
Kwaku Ansah spokesperson for the Gborjor gate tells Kasapa News Nene Kassah Gborjor I has duly been nominated,vetted and installed by the Kingmakers hence today’s ceremony is to outdoor him which he says cannot be stopped by anyone. – Kojo Ansah