President Nana Addo Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has advised the new Yaa Naa, Yoo Naa Abukari Mahama to move swiftly to place the Kampakuya Naa, Yakubu Abdulai Andani, and the Bolin-Lana, Abdulai Mahamadu in their rightful positions in the Dagbon Kingdom in order to consolidate the peace process which has just begun.
‘’I am confident that the new Ya-Naa will steer ably the affairs of Dagbon, move swiftly to place the Kampakuya Na and the Bolin Lana in their rightful positions in the Kingdom, and help bring lasting peace and unity to one of the most ancient traditional states of our nation. He is an experienced and mature man, a man who loves his people, and a man who will work to ensure that Dagbon prospers, and offers opportunities for its youth to enhance their lives in normalcy and security’’ the president said.
In a congratulatory message to the new Yaa Naa, the president commended the Abudu and Andani royal gates for their cooperation and support which ensured the performance of the funerals of the two late overlords of Dabgon and paving way for the slecetion of the new Yaa Naa.
‘’I thank the Committee of Eminent Chiefs chaired by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, together with the Overlord of Mamprugu, the Nayiri, Naa Bohugu Abdulai Mahami Sheriga, and the Overlord of the Gonja Kingdom, the Yagbonwura, Tuntumba Boresa Sulemana Jakpa, for working so hard and with such determination to help us realise this memorable occasion. I salute their high sense of statesmanship and patriotism’’ the president added.