The Bolin Lana, Abdulai Mahamadu has observed that the dark clouds hanging over the Dagbon and Dagombas have been lifted following the performance of the final funeral rites of the late Ya-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai.
He said the age old conflict is one that has turned brothers against brothers, sisters against sisters, fathers against children, and, indeed, converted friends into foes.
“It turned brothers against brothers, sisters against sisters, fathers against children, and, indeed, converted friends into foes. Mr. President, this conflict, over the years, has damaged properties in all parts of Dagbon. It compromised our culture and eroded our dignity as a people. It has cost us lots of precious lives,” he said during a courtesy call on the President on Friday January 4, 2019
According to him, the performance of the funeral will bring a true, lasting and enduring peace to Dagbon expressing optimism that unity and genuine reconciliation will follow suit.
The Bolin Lana assured President Akufo-Addo the Abudu Royal Family is committed to achieving this peace and we continue to offer a hand of brotherhood and friendship to their brothers the Andanis adding that the funeral of the late Ya-Na marks a significant milestone in the effort towards finding lasting peace for the good people of Dagbon.”
He also expressed his gratitude to the Committee of Eminent Chiefs, led by the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Nayiri, Naa Bohagu Abdulai Mahami Sheriga, and the Yagbonwura, Tuntumba Boresa I, for their relentless efforts in helping in finding lasting peace to the Dagbon.
On his part, President Akufo-Addo was very happy about the visit, and thanked the Almighty “that the funeral of Na Mahamadu Abdulai has been duly performed, with all the customary rights that are due to him as a Ya Na”.
President Akufo-Addo thanked the Committee of Eminent Chiefs for the work done, persistence and tenacity in bringing about this conclusion, and saluted the Bolin Lana for his sense of statesmanship, patriotism and commitment to the peace and welfare of Dagbon.