General News of Sat, 24 Dec 201617
Dagbon’s reconciliation remains my primary objective – Akufo-Addo
President elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has reassured the chiefs and people of Dagbon that Dagombas reconciliation and unity remained his primary objective.
He said Dagombas could count on him as a unifier under whose watch the Dagbon State will redeem its past glory as one of the nation’s enviable traditional kingdoms.
President elect, Nana Akufo Addo was addressing the chiefs and people of Dagbon at the Dagbon Regent’s palace in Yendi as part of his three days “Thank you tour” of the three regions of the north.
He sounded emphatic, “I told you when I was here the last time that I am not a Dagomba, so I am not Andani and I am not Abudu. I have no interest in the chieftaincy matters of Dagbon.”
“My only interest is the peace and welfare of Dagbon and the peace and welfare of Ghana and if there is anything I can do to normalize the situation here, it is my duty to do it.”
He recalled that the late overlords of Dagbon, Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai and Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani were his trusted friends for which reason he will galvanize the two Regents and the people of Dagbon for constructive purpose.
“I want you to understand that I do not have any agenda one way or the other. The peace, stability and reconciliation of the people of Dagbon is my agenda. This is the legacy I will like to leave with the people of Dagbon.”
He showed appreciation for the high powered traditional delegation from Dagbon to congratulate him on his election as the President elect.
He thanked the Kampakuya-Naa Abdulai Yakubu Andani and the electorate in Dagbon for their unflinching support which produced him as the winner of the December 7 polls.
He said the NPP was grateful to the electorate in Dagbon for delivering five out of the eight seats in the area to the party at the last polls. President elect, Nana Akufo Addo acknowledged the Dagbon Regent’s continues wise guidance and counseling.
He further reiterated his administration’s commitment to deliver all its campaign promises to improve the living conditions of the citizens.
The Regent of Dagbon, Kampakuya Naa-Abdulai Yakubu Andani asked Nana Akufo Addo to beware of the machinations of chieftaincy contractors in Dagbon.
He emphasized the need for Dagbon chieftaincy matters to be left in the competent hands of the custodians.
The Kampakuya Naa promised to always serve as a guide to the successive governments.
President elect, Nana Akufo Addo by extension paid a courtesy call on the Abudus Regent, Boling-Lana Mahamadu Abdulai.
He called for peaceful co-existence in Dagbon and promised to be a father for all.
The Boling-Lana Mahamadu Abdulai proposed the creation of another region within the eastern corridor enclave.
“In view of the large size of the Northern Region and for the purposes of administrative expediency and accelerated development, we will crave your indulgence to consider high on your agenda the carving out of a new region for the eastern corridor.”
He further admonished the President elect, Nana Akufo Addo to reduce youth employment and place premium on agribusiness.