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“We Want A Regent Before Ya-Na’s Burial” - Andani Leaders

2005-04-07 12:31:53
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Ya Naa Yakubu
A delegation from the Andani family in the Northern Region is on its way to see the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu with a request, which is a condition for the burial of their late king on Monday.

The group will be seeking permission to install a regent who will preside over the funeral ceremony of Ya-Naa Yakubu Andani, who died in chieftaincy clashes three years ago.

Joy News correspondent in the Northern Region says the leaders of the Andani family insist that the burial will only take place if they are allowed to install a regent.

Installing a regent is one the thorny issues that have delayed the burial ceremony of the Ya-Naa.

A committee of eminent chiefs headed by the Asantehene, has been mediating in the conflict between the Andanis and the Abudus two families making up the Dagomba community in the Northern Region.

Meanwhile, the Tamale Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has strongly appealed to radio station managers to stop discussions on the Ya-Naa’s burial due to mounting tension in the region.

The REGSEC has suspended all discussions bordering on the burial of the Ya Naa. It invited all the radio stations, manager and news editors and appealed to them to suspend all discussions for three weeks but they can resume any discussion on the Dagbon issue.

The stations have also agreed to suspend the discussions.

The reasons were that some of the submissions or contributions by callers into programmes especially are really hyping up tension and it is also based on traditional connotation that the burial of such eminent king such as Ya Naa Yakubu Andani II discussed on air.

“I don’t want the idea of people calling in and reporting on Ya Naa death and burial because people feel down hearted, aggrieved and others too would get excited by that which does not augur well for this part of the region, I think it is very important that we bury our differences and forget the past and begin to have time to forgive each other and accept the truth” an interviewee said.

source: joyfm

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