Late Yaa-Naa’s children warn gov’t against funeral performance

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By Lorlornyofm November 9, 2017 10:31

Late Yaa-Naa’s children warn gov’t against funeral performance

The children of the late Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani II, have strengthened their resistance to attempts to perform the funeral of the late Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV, in the old Gbewaa Palace.

Government in collaboration with the Otumfuo Dagbon Mediation Committee, is far advanced with the agenda to implement the final phase of the road-map to peace in Dagbon.

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This includes performing the funerals of the late two overlords of Dagbon, Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV, and that of the late Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani II.

But the late Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani’s children at a news conference in Tamale today [Wednesday], vehemently kicked against the proposal to perform the late Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV’s funeral in the old Gbewaa Palace in Yendi.

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Their Spokesperson, Abdulai Yakubu Andani, served notice that the family will resist such attempts.

According to him, performing the final funeral rites of the late Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV in the old Gbewaa Palace in Yendi will be a clear breach of Dagbon customs and traditions.

“We also wish to state that we will resist by any means necessary any attempt to perform the funeral of Mahamadu Abdulai at the old Gbewaa Palace for the reason that he was not a Yaa-Naa.”

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Abdulai Yakubu Andani cautioned government and the three eminent Kings committee mediating the Dagbon chieftaincy impasse to thread with caution.

He made reference to a government delegation led by National Security Minister, Albert Kandapah’s recent visit to Yendi to activate the late Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV’s funeral performance agenda.

According to him, the delegation made proposals including the need for the Dagbon Regent to relocate and allow the Abudu Royals to occupy the old Gbewaa Palace and perform the final funeral rites of the late Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV.

Abdulai Yakubu Andani advised the National Security Minister, saying, “We would like to draw the attention of the National Security Minister to the fact that he has been appointed to deal with matters relating to the security of the country and there is an outstanding matter of serious security concern to Dagbon and the country at large.”

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“It relates to the criminal elements who carried out those heinous crimes on March 27, 2002, and the government he represents knows these criminals, and we expect the Honorable Minister to concentrate his efforts on ensuring that they are apprehended and brought to justice.”

He renewed calls for the arrest and prosecution of persons who masterminded their late father, Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani II.

“He should leave Dagbon traditional matters to those entrusted with such responsibilities. We demand of the honorable Minister who killed our father, Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani II.”

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“Until these murderers are made to face the full rigors of the law, there can never be any thought of performing the funeral of our murdered father, Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani II.”

By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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