Close to tears: Dormaahene in pains



Amidst escalating tensions and a longstanding feud between the Dormaa Traditional Area and the Asantehene, Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Nana Agyemang Badu II, the Paramount Chief of Dormaa, found himself barred from attending the funeral of the late Berekumhene, Daasebre Dr Amankona Diawuo II.

The contentious incident unfolded as an alleged court decision, initiated by certain Berekum chiefs, prevented the Dormaahene’s participation.

Expressing his sentiments after the exclusion, Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Nana Agyemang Badu II employed the words “Biribii be si” and “omoo popo,” which translate to “something is going to happen” and “they are trembling, they are trembling,” respectively.

In a new video addressing his subjects, the Dormaahene expressed gratitude for the turn of events on November 23, acknowledging that the situation could have escalated negatively.

He stated, “I thank God for what happened. I thank Him because if you see how they were prepared, the truth is, today wouldn’t have ended well. One thing I didn’t hear this time around is the popular song ‘biribii be si’ (to wit, something is going to happen). And not just that, ‘omoo popo’ to wit ‘they are trembling, they are trembling, he said amid laughter.

This recent development adds fuel to an already simmering conflict between the Dormaa Traditional Area and the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

The history of brewing tensions traces back to several attacks launched by the Dormaahene against Otumfuo, further straining the relations between the two traditional authorities.

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