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Dagbon Peace Talks Deadlocked

2005-04-04 12:39:43
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Ya Naa Yakubu
Leaders of the two gates of the Dagbon Traditional areas remain divided over a plan to bring peace to the area three years after a crisis was sparked by the murder of the Overload of the area Ya-Na Yakubu Andani.
The two parties met for the first time at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi yesterday to discuss a proposal by the Committee of Eminent Chiefs, which was tasked by President Kufuor to resolve the crisis.

But hopes for any immediate resolution of the impasse were dashed when the meeting ended without a deal.

This follows disagreement between the Abudus and the Andanis over which of them should elect a successor to the late King.

The Abudus refer to a Supreme Court ruling some fifteen years ago that an Abudu should succeed the Late Ya-Na Yakubu Andani and argue that it is their turn to rule Dagbon.

But the Andanis reject this argument saying that the late King’s eldest son should be elected the regent to enable him to see his father before he is buried after which he should be enskined the Overlord of Dagbon.

The disagreements means the implementation of a proposed time table of events leading to the burial of the late Ya-Na on April 11th is unlikely.

source: joy fm

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