Northern Region Dagbon has "absolute" confidence in Akufo-Addo to resolve chieftaincy dispute

Speaking during a courtesy call on him by the vice president Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, Naa Yakubu Abdulai said the government has the full backing of the traditional authorities to restore peace in Dagbon.

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Dagbon has "absolute" confidence in the Nana Akufo-Addo administration to bring to an end the chieftaincy dispute between the Andanis and the Abudus, the Sagnarigu Paramount chief has said.

Speaking during a courtesy call on him at his palace by the vice president Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, Naa Yakubu Abdulai said the government has the full backing of the traditional authorities in the Northern Region to restore peace in Dagbon.

He also had some kind words for the vice president, saying he believes he was destined to lead the peace process in the region.

Naa Yakubu Abdulai said it will be a "disaster for Ghana" if the protracted chieftaincy dispute is not resolved.

“If this government fails to bring peace to Dagbon…then it means Dagbon will be left to solve its problems and that will be a total disaster for Ghana,” he said.

Dagbon was thrown into a state of chaos in  2002 following the killing of the Ya Na and 30 other elders.

Then President John Agyekum Kuffour set up the Wuaku commission to investigate the murder.

The then District Chief Executive of Yendi, the Capital of the Dagbon state, and others were indicted by the commission and put before the court for trial.

They were acquitted and discharged by an Accra Fast Truck High Court.

The issue became political when former president Jerry John Rawlings accused Mr Kufuor of being behind the murder and also claimed he had a video evidence to back his claim.

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