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General News of Friday, 25 January 2019

Source: mynewsgh.com

I commend you both for your dedication to Dagbon’s peace - Rawlings to Akufo-Addo, Otumfuo

Former president Jerry John Rawlings has commended President Akufo-Addo and His Royal Majesty the Asantehene for what he calls their “dedication” to the peace of Dagbon, MyNewsGh.com has filed.

The founder of the opposition National Democratic Congress also commended the entire membership of the committee of Eminent Chiefs and all other stakeholders who diversely contributed to the making of peace in Dagbon.

He said he is overly impressed by their “dedication to the work of the eminent chiefs and all who in diverse ways worked towards today’s climactic event”

“I also commend the committee of eminent chiefs namely the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Yagbonwura, Tuntumba Boresa Sulemana Jakpa I and Nayiri, Naa Bohogu Abdulai Mahami Sheriga for their painstaking efforts in bringing about this welcome development.” He added.

According to him, too many years have already been wasted on the matter, and he welcomed the new development ending with the coronation of the new Ya Naa.

See his full statement

PRESIDENT RAWLINGS’ MESSAGE OF CONGRATULATIONS TO THE YAA NAA AND PEOPLE OF DAGBON

On the occasion of the outdooring of Yaa Naa Abubakari Mahama as the new King of Dagbon I wish to congratulate the King and people of Dagbon for this historic achievement.

The people of Dagbon have gone through a difficult and painful period since 2002 and it is a sign of great maturity, tact and patience that the process of the burial ceremonies of the Yaa Naa and the investiture of the new Overlord have progressed in relative peace.

I also commend the committee of eminent chiefs namely the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Yagbonwura, Tuntumba Boresa Sulemana Jakpa I and Nayiri, Naa Bohogu Abdulai Mahami Sheriga for their painstaking efforts in bringing about this welcome development.

Peace will be perpetuated in Dagbon if the traditional leaders and people of Dagbon commit to the fact that they are brothers and agree to live in an atmosphere of justice, peace and harmony.

Too many years have been wasted in a state of suspended conflict due to the lack of justice. It is now time to dedicate yourselves to peace and development, mindful of the complexity of your history.

Let me also commend President Akufo Addo for his dedication to the work of the eminent chiefs and all who in diverse ways worked towards today’s climactic event.

I pray the government and the security agencies will continue to work in tandem with the new Overlord and the people of Dagbon to ensure and maintain lasting peace and security.

I wish Yaa Naa Abukari Mahama many years of wise and strong leadership and pray that peace and justice will prevail in Dagbon.