Overlord of Dagbon Yaa Naa Abubakari Mahama II has expressed appreciation to Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and president Akufo-Addo for the various roles they played in bringing lasting peace to Dagbon which led to his coronation as Ya Naa after many years of misunderstanding.
According to the Ya Naa, the Asantehene, with Akufo-Addo’s support showed “great wisdom and patience to persevere through the whole peace process “and finally get both gates to make sacrifices to arrive at this peaceful deal”.
This, he said, culminated in the performance of the funerals of Naa Mahamadu Abdullai II and Yaa Andani Yakubu”.
The Ya Naa made these declarations through his spokesperson Dr. Yakubu Mahama at the Kumasi Traditional council during the Awukudae traditional festival celebration in Manhyia, in Kumasi which the Ya Naa himself appeared to express his appreciation.
Expressing appreciation for supervising the performance of funerals which led to peace in Dagbon, the Ya Naa also thanked the other eminent chiefs who played various roles in the process.
“The importance of these two important royal funerals culminated in the enskinment of Naa Abukari II. Your majesty we cannot over emphasize our gratitude to you and your colleagues eminent chiefs for the gift of peace that you have presented to the people of Dagbon with the unprecedented support from His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.”
The Ya Naa assured the Asantehene of the trusted friendship, loyalty and brotherliness of Dagbon to Asanteman grounded in their shared history.
“We know all was not rosy I carrying out this task. There were lot of disappointments which accompanied frustrations because of the entrenched wishes both gates exhibited. But with your traditional wisdom and unfailing patience, you were able to persevere and finally get both gates to make sacrifices to arrive at this peaceful deal which culminated in the performance of the funerals of Naa Mahamadu Abdullai II and Yaa Andani Yakubu.” The Ya Naa said.