President Akufo-Addo enskinned as ‘Dagbon Malti-Naa Abudani I’

President Akufo-Addo enskinned as ‘Dagbon Malti-Naa Abudani I’
Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline.com
Date: 17-11-2019 Time: 09:11:19:am

The Overlord of Dagbon, Yaa-Na Mahama Abukari II, has conferred the title ‘Dagbon Malti-Naa Abudani I’ on the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
 
The conferment took place on Saturday, November 16, at the celebration of this year’s Damba Festival, in Yendi, the first time the festival is being celebrated in over thirty (30) years.

This is in recognition of the role President Akufo-Addo has played in bringing last peace to Dagbon.

Akufo-Addo in Dagbon, 2019
 
In his remarks, the Yaa-Na Mahama Abukari II stated that he took over the leadership of Dagbon at a time when the challenges appeared vast and insurmountable.
 
“However, I take solace in the fact that with a united Dagbon, and a supportive government, we will overcome those challenges and chart a new path of peace and development,” he said.

Akufo-Addo in Dagbon, 2019
 
The Yaa-Na stated that “we have just emerged from a crisis that began almost seven decades ago, thanks to your government’s unrelenting efforts in helping us to resolve our succession crisis. I want to express the gratitude of the Chiefs and people of Dagbↄŋ to Your Excellency, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for the great role played by you and your government to get us where we are today.”
 
Thanking the Yaa-Naa for “the gracious gesture and honour”, the President told the gathering that, up until then, he had been satisfied with his self-conferred title of Prince Abudani.

Akufo-Addo in Dagbon, 2019
 
This title, was however, made official and expanded by Yaa-Na Mahama Abukari II, to ‘Dagbon Malti Naa Abudani I’.
 
“Thank you very much, Yaa-Na Mahama Abukari II, Overlord of Dagbon, and I promise you that I will do my best to live up to the title,” President Akufo-Addo added.

Akufo-Addo in Dagbon, 2019
 
It will be recalled that in November 2018, the Committee of Eminent Chiefs presented the final report of the Road Map for bringing an end to the Dagbon crisis, which culminated, in January this year, in the enskinment of Yaa-Na Mahama Abukari II, bringing an end to the 17-year-old crisis.
 
At the enskinment ceremony of Yaa-Na Abukari Mahama, on January 25, President Akufo-Addo stated that “I am neither Abudu nor Andani, I am ‘Abudani’, a person who stands for unity, reconciliation and progress in Dagbon.”

Akufo-Addo in Dagbon, 2019

Akufo-Addo in Dagbon, 2019

Akufo-Addo in Dagbon, 2019

Akufo-Addo in Dagbon, 2019