4 file to contest as House of Chiefs president

Four paramount chiefs have filed their nominations to contest the position of the President of the National House of Chiefs (NHC).

The house has begun a search for a new president as the term of its current leader, Wulugu Naba Pugansoa, Naa Prof. John S. Nabila, has come to an end.

The candidates contesting the election, scheduled for Thursday November 24, include the Omanhene of Essikado traditional area in the Western Region, Nana Prof. Kobina Nketsia V, the Okyehene, Amoatia Ofori Panin, Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State and Awulae Attibrukusu III, Vice President of the NHC.

About 50 paramount chiefs from the 10 regions in the country would cast their votes to elect a new leader.
Sources close to the Registry of NHC disclosed this The Ghanaian Times yesterday here.

Meanwhile, Nana Kobina Nketsia, on Friday, submitted his forms at the registry of the National House of Chiefs in Kumasi, to contest the election.

He is a former Professor of history of the University of Cape Coast.

The President and the Vice President of the Western Regional House of Chiefs have thrown their support for the candidature of the Paramount Chief of Essikado, who holds a degree in history from the University of Ghana and PhD in African History at the University of Calabar in Nigeria.
Dr. Okatakyie Amenfi VII, former Vice President of the Central Regional House of Chiefs and member of the National House of Chiefs has also endorsed the candidature of Nana Prof. Nketsia.
Nana Nketsia is currently the Chairman of the Nana Kobina Nketsia IV Trust, Robert Mitchell Foundation and serves on the Advisory Board of Care Ghana.

 

FROM KINGSLEY E. HOPE, KUMASI

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