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The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has cautioned against sabotaging the peace and security currently being enjoyed by the people of Dagbon in the Northern Region.

He said it had taken dedication and hard work to bring peace to the Dagbon Kingdom after a protracted chieftaincy dispute and the Yaa Na Yakubu Mahama should be allowed to rule in peace.

According to the Asante King, it is time to rally behind the Ya Na to transform the area.

Yaa-Na Mahama Abukari II, the King of Dagbon, on Wednesday, led a high-powered delegation to pay a courtesy call on the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at the Manhyia Palace, Kumasi.

The visit was to express the gratitude of the chiefs and people of Dagbon to the Committee of Eminent Chiefs, led by the Asantehene, which successfully brokered peace in the area after about a 16-year feud in the area.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says, great developments lie ahead of Dagbon, following the holding of the Damba Festival, the first in over three decades.

President Akufo-Addo stated that “for over 30 long years, it had been impossible to hold this festival. Indeed, for many years before the explosion of the crisis in 2002, there was always tension surrounding the festival, thus robbing it of the joyful atmosphere that should permeate the celebrations.”

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.

Dagbong Peace Advisory Committee has advised Zoosal Lana Haruna Tia to stop parading himself as Nanton Naa and immediately vacate the town for the rightful occupant.

According to the committee, Zoosal Lana’s occupancy to the Nanton throne is against the customs and tradition of Dagbon.

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.

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