This case started when two contestants were vying to be installed as the queenmother of Asante Mampong. One will be described as the nominee of the first appellant. The other contestant was Nana Yaa Adwubi, the third respondent. The case of the appellants was that first appellant’s nominee intimated to the Mamponghene, the first respondent, that she was interested in being considered for installation as the queenmother of Asante Mampong. When the nominee’s supporters realized that the first respondent was bent on nominating the third respondent in preference to her, they filed a petition in the Ashanti Regional House of Chiefs asking for the following reliefs:
(a) A declaration that members of the Botase Royal family are eligible to occupy both male and female stools of Mampong.
(b) A declaration that, without having taken a decision on the application of the first appellant’s nominee, the first respondent’s nomination of the third respondent as the queenmother of M…