By Stephen Asante, GNA
Kumasi, Jan. 19, GNA - The Committee of Eminent Chiefs, chaired by His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, has congratulated Na Alhaji Abukari Mahama, Yo-Na, on his selection as the new Ya-Na of Dagbon.
“We thank the accredited elders (kingmakers) of Dagbon led by the Kuga-Na for having gone by the time-tested customs and traditions in the process of selecting the new Ya-Na,” a statement issued by the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi, the seat of the Asantehene, noted.
The Committee expressed its heartfelt thanks to the Abudu and Andani Royal families, especially the regents, Bolin-Lana Abdulai Mahamadu and Kampakuya-Naa Andani Yakubu Abdulai, for their understanding and cooperation in the performance of the funerals of both Na-Mahamadu Abdulai IV and Na Yakubu Andani II.
The statement assured both families that upon completion of all customs and traditions in the enskinnment of the new Ya-Na, the Committee “will engage the Ya-Na in resolving all outstanding issues pertaining”.
This includes all the funerals of Princes and Elders of Dagbon and enskinnment of both Regents of Na Mahamadu Abdulai IV and Na Yakubu Andani II and other regents.
The Committee appealed to all Dagombas, especially the Abudus and Andanis to accord the due recognition and obeisance to the new Ya-Na “as we chart a new course for lasting peace in Dagbon”.