‘NPP, NDC to be blamed for Bimbilla district’

Mr. Ambrose Derry

Mr. Ambrose Derry

The persistent Bimbilla chieftaincy disputes and violence might not be resolved as yet if the governing New Patriotic Party and (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress does not stay away from the enskinment of chiefs  to the Bimbilla throne, Danaa Nantogmah, spokesperson for the Kpatiti family of Nanum has stated.

The family is also a claimant to the Bimbilla throne.

According to the family spokesperson the two major political parties have not helped to resolve the age long conflict because they both profited from it politically.

Addressing a press conference in Accra, yesterday, Mr. Nantogmah said, there was evidence that some key persons in the present and previous government were stocking the fires for cheap political gains.

He also accused the Northern Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Ken Yeboah, for being economical with the truth.

He described as untrue allegations that the Regent Yelinbolingu-Naa Yakubu Abdulai Dasana ignored the advise of the District Security Council, to enskin sub chiefs.

Falling short to substantiate his allegations with any material evidence, the Kpatiti family spokesperson named former Northern Regional Minister, Moses Mabenga under the NDC administration, Mr. T.B Damba a leading NPP member as those allegedly behind the conflict.

Mr. Nantogmah also accused the Northern Regional Minister- designate, Mr. Abdallah Abubakari of swelling the conflict and appealed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to withdraw his nomination.

He explained that the Bimbilla throne was matrilineal, and that for one to ascend to the throne, he must be a son or grandson of the Bimbilla Naa.

Mr. Nanthogmah alleged that the recent violence had arisen out of a desperate attempt to force on the people, an unqualified candidate who came from the matrilineal side of the family.

The recent Bimbilla clash claimed the lives of 11 people, including men, women and children.

Some others who sustained gunshot wounds are currently receiving treatment at the Bimbilla government hospital.

The Acting Inspector General of Police Asante Appeatu, the Minister of the Interior, Mr. Ambrose Dery and Mr. Dominic Nitiwul, Minister of Defence and Member of Parliament for the Bimbilla Constituency visited the area on Tuesday to assess the situation.

By Malik Sullemana  


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