General News of Monday, 19 November 2018
The Regent of Dagbon, Kampakuya-Naa Andani, says an anonymous voice recording alleging he is masterminding an attack on the people of Dagbon and Nanung are false.
In a statement released by the Regent, he says the voice recording which claims he is working hand-in-hand with President Akufo Addo is aimed at causing fear and panic in Dagbon and Nanung.
“During my installation as the Regent of Dagb?? [Dagbon], I swore to protect, preserve and defend the traditional area with all my might, and therefore it is absurd to think that I will incite the very people I preside over to go to war with each other,” he said in a statement issued Monday.
Kampakuya-Naa Andani added, “to the best of my knowledge, there is no planned attack in which I am the architect.”
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19th November, 2018
Press Release on Anonymous Voice Recording Alleging Security Threat in Dagb?? and Nanung
My attention has been drawn to a widely circulated anonymous voice recording on social media aimed at causing fear and panic in Dagb?? and Nanung.
This mischievous message alleges that I am masterminding a planned Konkomba attack on Dagb?? and Nanung ostensibly to continue to keep me in the Gbewaa Palace, and that the Government of His Excellency, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is privy to the war plan.
The recent skirmishes at Nakpachie which was triggered by a misunderstanding between a Dagomba man and a Konkomba man is alleged to be a tip of the iceberg.
The anonymous voice recording is a provocative, deliberate and calculated act of wicked misinformation aimed at causing anxiety, panic and fear in Dagb?? and Nanung.
I appeal to all discerning Ghanaians to disregard the message on social media and treat it with contempt. It is unthinkable and preposterous that I, with the mandate of keeping the peace in Dagb?? should be sponsoring conflict.
Let me assure the good people of Ghana and particularly those in Dagb?? that during my installation as the Regent of Dagb??, I swore to protect, preserve and defend the traditional area with all my might, and therefore it is absurd to think that I will incite the very people I preside over to go to war with each other. To the best of my knowledge, there is no planned attack in which I am the architect.
The President of the Republic, at his inaugural ceremony, swore to promote peace, defend and do good for all manner of people in Ghana. It is unthinkable to imagine that His Excellency and the Hon Minister of Interior will be part of any diabolic act of terror to destabilize the area.
I have already referred this matter to the security agencies to investigate. I have urged them to leave no stone unturned in the course of this exercise. We need to find out those behind this ploy to destabilize the traditional area. I also want to call on the people of Dagb?? to volunteer information to assist the security agencies in order to get to the bottom of this allegation.
We pray for the best in Dagb?? and Ghana as a whole.
REGENT OF DAGB??
KAMPAKUYA-NAA ANDANI YAKUBU ABDULAI