We won’t allow selfish elements to destroy Nanton – Chiefs

Some divisional chiefs and community elders in the Nanton Traditional Area of the Northern Region have called on the government to end the recent lawlessness that surfaced in the area...


Some divisional chiefs and community elders in the Nanton Traditional Area of the Northern Region have called on the government to end the recent lawlessness that surfaced in the area.

The chiefs want President Nana Akufo-Addo to take action to support the peace in the area to ensure a conducive atmosphere before the beginning of this year’s farming season.

At a press conference on Tuesday, 16 April 2019, Mr Issifu Baba, on behalf of the chiefs representing about fifty-four communities from the Nanton traditional area, charged the government to prosecute Zoosali Na, Alhaji Haruna Tia Sulemana, for carrying himself as the new Nanton Na after the Overlord of Dagbon, Ya Na Abukari II, appointed Alhaji M.B Bawa as Nanton Na IV.

He said the conduct and actions of the Zoosali Na must be treated as criminal and reiterated that the government must punish him to serve as a deterrent to others. The Nanton chiefs, in the statement, declared their solidarity with Nanton Na Alhaji M.B. Bawa IV and encouraged the people of Nanton, especially the youth to respect the decision of the Ya Na.

“We have assembled here to show solidarity and support to our chief, Nanton Na Mahamadu IV. The Nanton town is not the entire spectrum of Nanton Traditional Area. We have about fifty-seven towns and communities and we, those assembled here, are from forty-five towns and communities. Therefore, we would not allow any single selfish individual or the minority elements within Nanton Traditional Area to destroy the gains made by the Otumfuo-led Committee of Eminent Chiefs,” Mr Issifu Baba stated.

They further blamed the Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) and the Savelugu Municipal Security Council for allowing the youth to perpetrate lawlessness since the Dagbon Overlord announced the appointment of Nanton Na Mahamadu IV. According to the chiefs, the silence of the Security Council shows that the former Northern Regional Chairman of the NPP is untouchable and indispensable.

He said: “Except the youth of Nanton, we the remaining forty-five towns and communities had remained calm in the past few weeks with solid confidence in the state security apparatus to act firmly and impartially in support of good governance and the rule of law. Unfortunately, it appears the state is over-pampering Alhaji Haruna Tia Sulemana with his arbitrary actions.”

Mr Issifu stated that per the customary setting of the Dagbon state, the Ya Na is not obliged to choose any chief in the kingdom by consulting the youth. Mr Issifu mentioned that the Ya Na has the prerogative authority of appointing chiefs to all gate-skins within the Dagbon Traditional Area.

He noted that there is no specific gate-skin in Dagbon that is an exclusive monopoly of either the Abudus or the Andanis.

Meanwhile, the Gbabshe Na, the Gbalahi Na and the Gbrimah Na have told Class news that the current chieftaincy stalemate is unprecedented in the history of Nanton.

The Gbabshe Na, who served under five Nanton chiefs, disclosed that there has never been a situation where someone would impose himself as Nanton Na if the Ya Na appoints another person. He indicated that this is a clear violation of the traditions of Dagbon.

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM/Mohammed Gadafi



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