In compliance with the dictates of the final roadmap to peace restoration in Dagbon, the Boling-Lana Abdulai Mahamudu has today (Saturday) evening vacated the reconstructed Old Gbewaa Palace in Yendi.
The Abudu family led by the Regent of Diare, Abukari Abdulai handed over the keys and a letter to the Yendi Municipal Security Council (MUSEC).
This is to pave the way for the Andani family to perform the funeral of the late Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani II scheduled for January 4 to 18, 2019.
He relocated to the Dugu House which is about 120 metres away from the reconstructed Old Gbewaa Palace.
President of the Dagbang Malima Zungo (DAMAZ), Alhaji Jagbo Baako witnessed the handing over ceremony.
Alhaji Jagbo Baako commended the Abudu family for their peaceful conduct before, during after the funeral service of the late Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV.
On December 13, 2018, government officially handed over the Old Gbewaa Palace to the Abudu Royals in Dagbon to perform the funeral of the late Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV.
They were given two weeks to perform the funeral and subsequently the Andani family are also expected to perform that of the late Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani II from January 4 to 18, 2019.
After signing an undertaken, the Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Sae-ed gave the keys to the Abudus Head, Mba Dugu Iddrisu Iddi at the forecourt of the newly constructed structures.
The newly constructed structures at the Old Gbewaa Palace were meant for the funerals of the two late Dagbon Overlords.
Meanwhile, plans are far advanced by the Andani family to perform the funeral service of the late Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani II.
Ahead of the upcoming event, the family Head, Yoo-Naa Bukari Mahama has announced his relocation to Yendi on Sunday, December 30, 2018.