Former President John Dramani Mahama is among the dignitaries who have arrived in Yendi to witness the coronation of the new overlord of Dagbon, Yaa-Naa Abukari Mahama II.
Today’s coronation is the result of years of collaborative engagements by successive governments, the two Royal Gates of Dagbang and the Committee of Eminent Persons chaired by Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
The investiture of the overlord is expected to bring to an end the protracted chieftaincy dispute which has robbed the people of Dagbon of peace for nearly two decades.
Mr. Mahama in expressing his joy ahead of the ceremony said on twitter that “Dagbang will today showcase the rich tradition and culture of our people.”
Mr. Mahama has also celebrated the efforts of successive governments, noting that “working together, the Eminent Chiefs appointed to help resolve the very challenging Dagbon chieftaincy dispute, the Andani and Abudu Royal Families and the people of Ghana, this major success has been achieved and we have a new Yaa-Naa.”
He also congratulated the two royal families and the Eminent Chiefs led by the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo is already in Yendi for the ceremony.
Ya-Naa Abukari Mahama ll then the Savelugu Naa was among four persons whose names came up as possible successors of the late Ya-Naas whose funerals have all be performed.
Below is the tweet:
By: Joseph Nii Ankrah