Dagbon Chieftaincy Crisis Ends Here – Otumfuo Assures
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has assured the general public and people of Abudu and Andani of finality on the Dagbon chieftaincy dispute.
The Asantehene made this known on Wednesday, 21st November, 2018, when presenting the roadmap for the Dagbon peace process to the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, at a brief ceremony at Jubilee House.
”This process started long ago, it has become necessary to bring a lasting end to the Dagbon crisis. I reiterated the common interest to resolve the crisis which was shared by former predecessors of government in supporting a peaceful resolution and committed in supporting to peace making”- he said.
According to him, the conflict in Dagbon has dragged on for so long that many Ghanaians, including some sons and daughters of Dagbon, had become skeptical about the ability to resolve the matter, and secure enduring peace in Dagbon.
Representatives of the two feuding parties have gladly accepted the peace deal brokered by the eminent personalities.
Per the new arrangement, both parties have reached a compromise regarding the separate holding of the funeral rites of two late Dagbon Kings from both the Abudu and Andani Gates.
Representatives of the Abudu and Andani royals led by the Northern Regional Minister, Mr Salifu Sae-eed, were present at the gathering as well as Two prominent personalities in Dagbon, Ibrahim Mahama, a legal practitioner and the Tolon Regent, Major Abubakari Sulemana (rtd).
The Chief Imam of the Shia Muslim community in Ghana, who doubles as the Northern Regional Zongo Chief, Sheikh Abdul Mumin Dalhu, as well as Sheikh Baba Dua, Sheikh Abubakar Tanko and Sheikh Aswad represented the clerics.
Nine out of eleven Metropolitan and District Chief Executives of Dagbon are to witness the meeting.
The funeral rites of the late Ya Na Mahamadu Abdulai IV start from 14 December 2018 to 28 December 2018; and the funeral rites as well II from 4 January 2019 to 14 January 2019.