General News of Friday, 19 October 2018
The James Town Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council has sent a strongly-worded letter to the Chairman of the Council of State, Nana Otuo Siriboe II to call to order Mr Stanley Adjiri Blankson over what they describe as his ‘unwelcome interference’ in activities leading to the funeral and burial rites of the late James Town Chief, Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio V, which started on Monday, October 15, 2018, and will end Saturday, October 21st, 2018.
“We humbly request that you have a conversation with Mr Stanley Nii Adjiri Blankson and advise him to refrain from further actions that interfere with the smooth running of the affairs of the Jamestown Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council and, more importantly, the funeral and burial of the late Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio V,” the statement said. The letter was jointly signed by the Stool Secretaries for Ajumanku Dawaurampam and Adamase We, Nii Dodu Doudo and Samuel Sackey Sackey, respectively.
Prior to the peaceful commencement of the funeral and burial rites, someone who says he has been enstooled to see to the final journey of the late chief and his assigns tried in vain to halt the burial plans. This led to the chieftaincy minister coming out with a statement announcing the postponement of the funeral.
Armed with the power per the traditional custom to see to it that the late chief is given a befitting burial, the traditional council called the bluff of the chieftaincy minister and proceeded with the burial plans, which has been very peaceful and successful so far.
Mr Adjiri Blankson is believed to be one of the unseen hands that allegedly masterminded the plan for a postponement of the funeral because of his support for Prince Asharku who says he is next in line to ascend the seat.
The council formally appointed Mantse Nii Ngleshie Addy to act as President of the Jamestown Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council to lead them to oversea to the burial of the late chief.
“The Jamestown Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council has not yet been presented with a successor to the late Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio V, according to our century-old traditions, ” portions of the letter stated.