We want Ga State to progress peacefully – Nii Obedru

Some elders and Wulomei (spiritual heads) of some Ga traditional councils have rejected what they say were claims by the GborbuWulomo, the spiritual head of the Nungua Traditional Council, that he is the spiritual overlord of all wulomei within the Ga-Adangme. 

There has been a long standing debate over who is the spiritual overlord of states within the Ga-Adangme area with the Gborbu, acknowledged as the first occupants of the land claiming superiority. 

But addressing a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, Nii Yartey Obedru I, the Nae We Elder of Ga Mashie said the word spiritual overlord does not exist in the leadership lexicon of the Ga people. 

“There has never been any position as spiritual overlord of the Ga Adangme State,” he stated. 

Nii Yartey Obedru I explained that there are several quarters which forms the Ga State including Nungua, Teshie, La, Osu, Ga Mashie amongst others and could not be headed by one person spiritually. 

“All these various quarters have their chiefs and priests respectively. Gborbu Wulomo is the highest wulomo for Nungua and not Ga Adangme,” he emphasized. 

According to Nii Yartey Obedru I, the claim by the Nungua spiritual leader is part of strenuous efforts being made to distort and twist the history of the Ga people. 

He said as tradition and culture pertains, the various communities collaborate in installing new wulomei but that does not make one wulomo superior over the other. 

“By this, we are advising the GborbuWulomo to please note as such for the progressiveness of the beautiful Ga State and the entire Greater Accra Region.” 

BY JULIUS YAO PETETSI 

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