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Osahene Kwaku AterkyiOSAHENE KWAKU Aterkyi, President of the Brong Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs, has called the bluff of some chiefs who are

calling for his impeachment over his efforts to mediate in the issue between the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, and the Chief of Techiman, Oseadeeyo Akumfi Ameyaw IV.

According Nana Aterkyi, he and members of the standing committee that sought audience with the Asantehene were commissioned by the President of the National House of Chiefs, Naa Professor John Nabila, to amicably resolve the impasse between the Asantehene and Nana Akumfi Ameyaw.

He said he was not required to seek the mandate of the whole house in order to embark on the mission, as has been suggested by a section of chiefs in the region who have expressed concern about his failure to seek their backing before his visit to the Manhyia Palace.

Nana Aterkyi indicated that the mediation committee will also seek audience with the Chief of Techiman next week Tuesday to hear his side.

However, some aggrieved chiefs in the region are planning to summon the President of the Brong Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs to answer charges about his conciliation efforts.

It will be recalled that Nana Kwaku Aterkyi led a delegation of some prominent chiefs from the region to the Manhyia Palace to meet with the Asantehene over his concerns about the kidnapping of the Tuobodom chief, who was stripped naked and beaten up while security operators did nothing it. His kidnappers were identified as well-built men believed to be personal bodyguards of the Techimanhene.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II then threatened to also kidnap the Techimanhene if nothing was done after his conduct.

DAILY GUIDE’S checks at the office of the Regional House of Chiefs established that Nana Aterkyi has been shuttling between Sunyani and Accra in connection with the current chieftaincy situation in the region.

Sources close to the Kukuom Paramount Chief say Nana Aterkyi has been very instrumental in bringing peace to the region, especially in addressing the current impasse between Otumfuo and Nana Akumfi Ameyaw as well as the Tuobodom crisis.

The source therefore called on members of the house to support the president so lasting peace in all parts of the region can be achieved.

From Fred Tettey Alarti-Amoako, Sunyani

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