This year’s annual festival of the GA STATE took place on the 14th of August 2021.
ABOLA PIAM TUMMA WE, the biggest of all the ruling houses of the GA STATE, performed the customary rites of the sprinkling of kpokpoi to signify the harvest, remembrance, and hooting of hunger, as depicted in the name ” HOMOWO”.
This August, the cardinal ritual of Authority and spiritual fortitude of the kingdom, was duly honored and performed by the REGENT OF ABOLA PIAM TUMMA WE and heir apparent to GA MANTSE throne NII AYIKUMA TIEKU BAAH TACKIE OBLIE II in a colorful and solemn ceremony.
The ceremony started from the Royal house with libation, prayer supplications to the highest GOD ALMIGHTY. OKPLEDZEN, OKLEMEKUKU, MAAWU, OFITE OSSAA by NII MANKRALO OF ABOLA and ASAFOATSE AYITEY, they were fully supported and accompanied by NII SHIPII ARMAH of ABOLA.
They then moved to the house of NII OKANG OSAIHENE IV, where traditional rites were performed by the GA SEITSE.
The heir apparent, NII GA, took off with his retinue, Asafo group, and youths of ABOLA. The procession then moved to the ancestral houses of the fathers of ABOLA and GA STATE, amid chanting of war songs, firing of musketry dancing, and drumming.
It was a colorful and heartwarming experience to see culture at its best.
All the various houses received the new King with shouts of joy and chanting of appellations wishing him long life and prosperity on the throne and after the exercise, the procession ended back at the Royal house as custom demands a report was made to the elders of ABOLA of the successful traditional rites, libation, supplication, fortifications, and bountiful prayers for Peace, Success, Wealth, and Spiritual Protection for the new King and all who contributed to the Ceremonial rites.
The two custodians of the stool SEITSE and NII SHIPII refreshed the gathering with drinks and the traditional meal Kpokpoi and palm nut soup to the glorification of MAAWU ASAASE AFIA.
According to SEITSE the Ascension to the GA STATE throne by NII AYIKUMA TIEKU BAAH TACKIE OBLIE II, has come at the right time in this our time to put piety to the rightful turn of ABOLA PIAM TUMMA WE, hence his enstoolment to put an end to political ranklings and enudoes that has engulfed and plagued the GA STATE in recent years.
KE GA DZOO, GHANA HU BAA DZO
TSWAA NI OMANYE ABA……HIAO
WE GIVE THANKS TO THE HIGHEST GOD, FOR HIS BLESSINGS AND PROTECTION.
ALLELUIA AMEN AMEN & AMEN.
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