Some chiefs in the Nanton Traditional Area have lambasted the Member of Parliament for Tamale North Constituency, Alhassan Suhuyini, for saying there was tension in Nanton.

According to the Chiefs , the MP made the comment on TV3’s morning show, adding that Dagbon has come far and it was time for politicians like him to stop using Chieftaincy for political gains.

Tension is mounting in the Nanton Traditional Area of the Northern Region, as some aggrieved sub and divisional chiefs backed by some of their youth are demanding the immediate removal of an alleged self-imposed Chief of Nanton, Zoosal-Lana Haruna Sulemana from the Nanton skin.

Call it a triumphant entry of Dagbon King, Ya-Na Abukari Mahama II, to the Manhyia Palace!

The Dagbon King majestically zoomed onto the durbar grounds to participate in the climax of the 20th anniversary of Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

The King of Dagbon, Yaa Naa Abukari Mahama II has showered praises on the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II for his "extraordinary sacrifices" on the journey to peace in Dagbon.

Yaa Naa Abukari Mahama II said he was grateful for Otumfuo Osei Tutu II's role as Chairman of the selected committee, made up of chiefs, by government to ensure that calm returned to the then disruptions in Dagbon.

The Northern Regional Police Command has warned Voo-Naa Mahamdudu Bawah against going to Nanton following intensified tension in the area.

Youth in the area have been protesting against Mahamudu Bawah as Yaa-Naa choice of Chief for the area.

The decision was greeted with violent protest forcing the National Security Minister to intervene as part of efforts to restore calm in the troubled suburb of the Northern Region.

Savelugu Police Commander D.S.P Twumasi Ankrah in an interview said it is dangerous for the Overlord of Dagbong’s candidate Voo-Naa Mahamudu Bawah to go to Nanton.

“As I’m talking now if Voo-Naa happens to go there his life will be in danger, he’ll be treading on dangerous grounds. The people also have some feeling that the Police want to create a way for the new Nanton-Naa to step foot there, that’s why I’m saying that it’s not reasonable for Voo-Naa to go there. The grounds is very risky at the moment as I’m talking I know we have Police in civil dress on the grounds to give information so as at now we are monitoring the situation on the grounds.

DSP Twuamasi Ankrah added:”The huge number of Police officers there is even going to insense the community so we have to take our time and strategizde and see what we can do and not necessarily putting more men on the ground at this moment.”


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