January 15, 2019

Chairman of the Minority Northern caucus in Parliament Inusah Fuseini, has said, last weekend’s clash in Dagbang and the silence of government and committee of eminent chiefs led by the Asantehene is deepening suspicion and has the tendency to erode gains made so far.

According to the Tamale Central legislator last weekend’s clash led to several injuries and destructions of properties, which ought to be condemned.

In a statement signed by Mr Inusah Fuseini, they commended the people of Dagbang Traditional Areas for their cooperation and tolerance that initially characterized the peace road map recently agreed upon by both parties.

Mr. Inusah Fuseini lamented over a peaceful event that should have showcased the rich culture of Dagbang and contributed to the healing of wounds and reconciling the people rather turning to be a different story.

“Thousands of members and supports of the Andani family, who had converged in Yendi, the on Thursday afternoon to begin the funeral rites of the overlord of Dagbang, Naa Yakubu Andani II were attack without any provocation of any sort”.


We demand that the security forces take firm action to deal ruthlessly with miscreants whose objectives include derailing the Dagbang peace process and urge government to beef up the number of security personnel to effectively cover key areas of the sprawling Municipality, he said.

“We call on Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II, to give urgent time and thought to the latest demonstration of intolerance and the petition before him on the continuous illegal occupation of some traditional homes by the Abudu faction”.

The statement further questioned how keys to the Mba Dugu’s residence which are in the custody of Regional Security Council (REGSEC) come into the possession of the Abudu family to facilitate their entry.

“We are surprised government is providing security to guard the Bolin Lana in his illegal occupation of the Mba Dugu palace”, he lamented.

The Tamale Central lawmaker urged President Nana Akufo-Addo to endeavor to stay away from interfering and seeking to control events and live up to its original assertion that the government has no hidden interest in the Dagbang chieftaincy.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com