They claim the Abudus are disrupting the peace plan that was agreed by both parties.

Tonglana Yakubu Andani, in a petition copied to President Nana Akufo-Addo and National Security Minister Albert Kan-Dapaah, said the family will be unable to perform the funeral of the late Overload in the face of the particular hurdle, which contravenes the customs and tradition of Dagbon.

He explained that the continuous stay of Bolinlana Mahamadu Abdulai at the residence of the Mba Dugu is affecting the preparations of the Andani family.

The Tonglana stated that while the house in question is the traditional residence of the Mba Dugu, it is also the place where the Yeni Limam (Chief Imam) and the Gundo Na (Queen Mother) take up temporary residence before the commencement of the funeral rites of a Ya Na, in which all the three play vital roles.

The Regent of Dagbon, the Kampakuya-Na, Yakubu Andani. The Regent of Dagbon, the Kampakuya-Na, Yakubu Andani.

According to the Tonglana, the significance of the house in question also lies in the fact that it is the final stop of a newly-enskinned Ya Na upon leaving the Zohi Palace before he is eventually ushered into the Gbewaa Palace.

Therefore, he said, if the said house is under alien occupation, the funeral of Ya Na Yakubu Andani II cannot proceed.