‘Don’t bury Nakpana as Bimbilla chief’

Bakpaba Na Natogmah (inset) addressing the press conference

Bakpaba Na Natogmah (inset) addressing the press conference

The Regent of Bimbilla and the family of the late Bimbilla Na Andani Dasana have said that they would resist any attempt to bury late Nakpana Salifu Dawuni  as chief of Bimbilla.


“We will use every legal means to resist any attempt by government or any government official to bury the late Nakpana as chief of Bimbilla,” they vowed.


Addresing the media at a press conference in Tamale on Wednesday, Bakpaba Na Natogmah Adam said the plan to bury Nakpana in Bimbilla would throw the Nanug traditional area into choas.


He said it was unfortunate for the government to plan the burial of late Nakpana without the knowledge of the Regent.


The Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) requested the authorities of the Yendi Hospital to release the body of the late Nakpana for burial.


This is said to have raised tension in Bimbilla and its surrounding communities in the Nanumba North and Nanumba South districts.


The family of Andani Dasana said the move by the REGSEC was dangerous as it has the potential to trigger the chieftaincy crisis in the area.


They maintained that they were not against the burial of the late Nakpana, but were against his burial in Bimbilla.


“We are peace loving chiefs and interested in finding lasting solution to the Nanug chieftaincy problem, but would not compromise with any group of people who would do things contrary to the customs and traditions of the area,” they insisted.


They alleged that some politicians were behind the move to bury the deceased without the agreement of both gates, and appealed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to call such politicians to order.


“We are appealing to you Mr. President to call your appointees, who are meddling in chieftaincy crisis, to order.”We are all ever ready to support any move to solve our chieftaincy problem, but we would not condone any illegality,” they said.


They warned those politicians interfering in the chieftaincy crisis to advice themselves before they are exposed.


“We will mention all those politicians who are meddling in our crisis, if they continue to interfere in it,” they warned.



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