Davis Mac Iyalla, a well-known champion for LGBT rights, was being crowned when he lost his balance and fell off his palanquin during the ceremony.
Davis Mac Iyalla, who had just been named Amankorehen of the Yamonransa Nkusukum Traditional Area in the Central Region of Ghana over the weekend, lost his balance and fell out of the carriage while it was being paraded around the Yamonransa city.
The specific factors that led to his collapse are a mystery, despite the fact that he was being transported in a palanquin by a team of four people.
As soon as he went down, a large number of people who were there to see the occurrence rushed over to assist the chief in escaping the predicament, while the drummers continued to beat their drums.
Davis Mac Iyalla was inaugurated as the new Amankorehen of the region with a commitment to fight for human rights and a request for communal cooperation to assist in the development of the region.
The installation was carried out in the midst of tight security, and following discussions between the authorities and the police, the public oath-taking was called off.
Davis Mac Iyalla was installed by the Omanhen and President of Nkusukum Traditional Area, Nana Okese Essandoh IX, under the stool name Nana Kwesi Gyasi I, according to the report, which said, in part, that Iyalla was given the name Nana Kwesi Gyasi I.
According to the information provided, several traditional officials from Osu in Accra, Elmina, Mankessim, and Cape Coast were present during the occasion.
Iyalla reaffirmed his commitment to promoting human rights in his remarks after entering a palanquin during a procession because he did not believe in discrimination.He said this because he did not feel that people should be treated differently.
According to a post attributed to the British citizen who was born in Nigeria, he once said, “With the grace of God, I do what I teach, and that is human rights for all humans.” I don’t believe in discrimination.
“I will battle to the very end for the notion that every single one of you is a human being, regardless of whether you are tall, short, black, white, yellow, or green. No matter how much it set me back. I have never been one to engage in hypocrisy, and that won’t change any time soon. “You don’t have to agree with me, but you should at least appreciate the points I make,” he said.
Some locals who were interviewed by the Daily Graphic stated that they were unaware of Iyalla’s past as a homosexual rights activist; rather, they knew him as a foreigner with an interest in development who cares about their community. Watch the video below
Nana Kafra: Watch moment when Gay rights activist, David Mac Iyalla falls off palanquin during installation as chief at Yamonransa. pic.twitter.com/Hfs552PS81
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