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Ya Naa Yakubu
The Andani Royal Family has decided to enskin the Gbang-Lana (Regent) of the late Overlord of Dgabon, Ya Na Yakubu Andani II on Friday, April 21 instead of the original date of April 28.
According to a leading member of the, Kpan-Na Mohammed Bawa, the decision was arrived at by the family to enable the large number of chiefs and their courtiers who had gathered in Yendi for about two weeks now to return to their respective communities to have the necessary rest.
The Kpan-Na further explained that since they had been able to perform all the traditional rites and obligations in relation to the burial and conferment of the regent much earlier than anticipated, “it is only convenient that we shift the date for the installation closer to give some respite to the large number of chiefs and people,”.
He said the decision did not go contrary to the custom of Dagbon, it could be taken by the bereaved family.
The chiefs are in the traditional seats of Dagbon to ensure the successful entombment of the late King and also to see to the performance of various rites and customs in relation to the ceremony and the subsequent installation of the Gbang-Lana.
The final performance of the funeral of Ya Na Yakubu Andani, the date of which is yet to be determined will climax the ceremony.
Kamkanpuya-Na, a title conferred on the eldest son of an Andani Royal was conferred on the son of the late king Ya Na Yakubu Andani’s son Abdulai Andani to enable him to see the remains of his father before he was interred last Monday April 10.
He would formally be installed the Gbang –Lana on Friday.
It is anticipated that a large number of people from all walks of life would troop to the ancient town of Yendi to witness the splendid traditional and customary practices that usually accompany such rare installation ceremonies.
Northern regional minister Boniface Abubaker Saddique said the Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) is currently deliberating on how to ensure a peaceful and orderly installation of the regent on Friday.
The interment of the late King and the installation of his regent formed part of the detailed programme lined up under the road map drawn up by the committee of Eminent Chiefs to ensure lasting peace in the Dagbon chieftaincy crisis.