Yaa Naa Yakubu Andani’s funeral begins today

This comes after the Abudu Royal family performed the final funeral rites of the late Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV in line with the roadmap for peace in Dagbon.

Muslim Clerics from all walks of life on December 28, 2018 converged at the reconstructed Old Gbewaa Palace in Yendi for the ceremony.

They extolled Almighty Allah for a successful performance of the funeral service of the late Dagbon Overlord who died in 1988.

The Chairman of the Andani Youth Association, Alhaji Abdulai Anas, on behalf of the Chairman of the Funeral Committee, Vo-Na M.V. Bawa, made the call at a meeting in Tamale on Thursday, December 3, 2018 on the preparations towards the final funeral rites of Yaa Naa Yakubu Andani.


The two royal gates of Dagbon have been engaged in chieftaincy conflicts that boiled over on 27 March 2002 and resulted in the assassination of Ya Na Yakubu Andani II and the killing of 30 others.

The government of then-president John Agyekum Kufuor declared a state of emergency and imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the Dagbon Traditional Area.

The Kufuor government set up the Justice Wuako Commission to investigate the crisis and it has since submitted its report.

The government also appointed the Committee of Eminent Chiefs led by the Asantehene to find a traditional solution to the impasse.

On 21 November 2018, the eminent chiefs made up of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Yagbonwura, Tuntumba Boresa Sulemana Jakpa I and Nayiri, Naa Bohogu Abdulai Mahami Sheriga presented the progress report to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the presence of chiefs from both the Andani and Abudu gates at the Jubilee House.

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A new Ya Na for Dagbon is expected to be enskinned after the royal funerals to bring lasting peace to the area.


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