5 MPs from Kusaug area condemn enskinment of new Bawku chief

Five Members of Par­liament (MPs) from the Kusaug Traditional Area have condemned the enskinment of a new Bawku Naba in Nalegi­ru on Wednesday.

The group said the Zugrana, Naba Asigri Abugrago Azoka II remained the legally recognised­chief of Bawku and the President of the Kusaug Traditional Area.

Addressing the media on the enskinment, the spokesperson of the group and Member of Parliament for Zebilla, Mr Cletus Avoka, said the unlawful act by the Nayiri has the tendency to ag­gravate the Bawku disturbances, hence the need for the govern­ment to act immediately on the situation.

“It has come to our attention that the Nayiri in Nalerigu has purportedly enskinned a rival chief for Bawku and such action is unaccepted and should not have come from a person of his stature.

Such enskinment is null and void and will not be recognised by any institution under the 1992 Constitution,” Cletus Avoka told the parliamentary press corp in Accra.

He, therefore, admonished the government to take urgent and swift measures to ensure that the new enskinment does not further deteriorate the destabilised situa­tion in Bawku.

The concerned MPs for the Bawku Central, Binduri, Zebilla, Pusiga, and Tempane constitu­encies said they need peace to prevail to enable them develop their respective constituencies.

Mr Avoka called for pun­ishments to be handed to the perpetrators of the enskinment.

“The Government of Ghana should take every step to ensure the maintenance of peace and hold the perpetrators of this act accountable.”

“Meanwhile, we call on the people of Bawku to remain calm and assure them that this unlaw­ful conduct will not stand,” he further stressed.

The government has also condemned the enskinment and stated that the security services in the region have been directed to arrest and prosecute anyone that holds himself as a new Bawku Naba. —Citinewsroom.com

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