Wed. Nov 30th, 2022

Former Northern Regional Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Abdallah Hindu has warned politicians to stop dragging revered chiefs of Dagbon into their petty partisan politics.

He said as a proud son of Dagbon, he will not allow politicians to desecrate the age old Dagbon chieftaincy institution for their parochial interest.

“It is God who has uplifted the Dagbon kingship, we won’t allow anybody to desecrate it” Alhaji Hindu said.

“I want to sound a warning, anybody who puts videos and pictures on donations given to the Yaa Naa or Yoo Naa or Mion lana or any other prominent chief in Dagbon on social media will be dealt with” Alhaji Hindu who is also the Northern Regional Director of the National Disaster Management Organisation warned.

His warning comes at the back of recent media engagement between supporters of the incumbent Regional Chairman of the NPP, Bantima Samba and supporters of Aspiring NPP Regional Chairman, Alhaji Inusah Dagomba Boy over who was responsible for the recent donation made to the Gbewaa Palace for the performance of the funeral of Mma Gbanzalung, late wife of the King of Dagbon, Yaa Naa Abukari II.

Where as supporters of the Chairman claim he made the donation in his personal capacity, supporters of Alhaji Dagomba Boy insist the donation was solely made by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and that the NPP chairman only made the donation on behalf of the Vice President.

In the ensuing argument, both camps have dragged in the name of the revered King of Dagbon, Yaa Naa Abukari II and some other Paramount Chiefs in Dagbon, including the respected Paramount Chief of the Savelugu Traditional Area, Yoo Naa Abdulai Yakubu Andani.

In the latest argument, the Deputy Northern Regional Secretary of the NPP, Yussif Danjumah and Leader of the Concerned Youth Group of the NPP, Dawuda Eliasu Gbane had a heated argument on live TV on whether or not the NPP Chairman had presented Gh¢ 20,000 to the Yoo Naa, after the chief allegedly reminded them of a promise the party made to him during the performance of the funeral of his father, Yaa Naa Yakubu Andani that he would be given Gh¢20, 000.

“The last time Chairman Samba sent the Regional Treasurer (Agenda) to the Yoo Naa palace and Yoo Naa’s elders asked him that he made a pledge of Gh¢ 10,000 during the funeral of Yaa Naa Yakubu Andani… He said it had been given to Alhaji Sunday but they were all lies” Mr Eliasu Gbane told Tamale based Sagani TV.

Responding to the allegation, Mr Danjumah said “It wasn’t 10, 000, it was 20,000, it was presented to the funeral heads, so when they went and the Yoo Naa asked, they told him it was presented to the funeral heads”.

However speaking to Radio Justice’s Tudu Lahabali Kpana on Thursday, Alhaji Hindu condemned the comments, urging all politicians to desist from that.

“Do you know the Yoo Naa? They may always be indoors but they are successful farmers and are very well to do, so don’t go and pay homage to their skins when you go to them and come out publicly to ridicule them later, we won’t accept it again” an obviously angry Alhaji Hindu warned.

He said unlike other traditional areas in Northern Ghana who are able to protect the sanity of their chieftaincy institution, Dagbon’s image is being disgraced daily.

“When they talk to the extend of mentioning the Yoo Naa’s name, going further to even state he was given money, the Nayiri and Yagbonwura, do you think politicians don’t make donations to them? But why don’t we see them on social media?” he quizzed.

The NADMO boss had earlier explained why it is important for the NPP to elect a native of the new Northern Region in a recent radio interview, saying that, that is the only way the secrets of Dagbon kingdom and the Northern Region at large will not be leaked to non- natives.

Alhaji Hindu who is also supporting the candidature of Alhaji Dagomba Boy said it was for that reason he had said the NPP needs people who will protect the sanctity and dignity of the Dagbon kingdom to head the party in the region.

Story: Mumuni Yirifa Yunus

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