General News of Saturday, 29 December 2018
Source: Abdul Karim Naatogmah
The Abudu Royals have taken a swipe at Members of Parliament on the ticket of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) from the Dagbon Traditional Area over what appeared to be their total neglect of the funeral service of the late Dagbon Overlord, Yaa-Naa Mahamudu Abdulai IV.
The funeral service was held from December 14 to 28 in line with the Dagbon chieftaincy impasse Mediation Committee’s timelines.
The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu who doubles as the Tamale South Legislator, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini of Tamale Central, Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini of Saganarigu, Alhaji Alhassan Suhuyini of Tamale North, Mohammed Abdul Aziz of Mion and the rest were conspicuously missing throughout the funeral service.
It is against this background, the Abudu Royals have been outraged by what they described as the aforementioned Dagbon NDC MPs downplay of the implementation of the final roadmap to peace restoration in the Dagbon Traditional Area.
National President of the Abudu youth, Alhaji Mugisu Sibawey in an exclusive posited that the Haruna Iddrisu led group demonstrated their neglect of the peace, unity and reconciliation deal.
According to him, the MPs failed to send their solidarity messages to the Abudu Family during the period.
He said the days of Dagbon politics were almost over and advised Dagombas to shun politicians who might continue to use the Dagbon chieftaincy matters for political expediency.
Alhaji Mugisu commended the Yendi MP, Alhaji Mohammed Habib Tijani, the Savelugu MP, Samed Gunu, the MP for Nantong, Alhaji Hardi Tuferu, the Tolon MP, Alhaji Suhuyini Wahab Wumbei and the Gushiegu MP, Dr. Ziblim Iddi for their participation and support.
The late Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV final funeral service was climaxed with a special Qur’anic recitation on Friday December 28, 2018.
Muslim Clerics from all walks of life 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.
They also prayed for Dagombas total unity and genuine reconciliation after the funeral of the late Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani II scheduled for December 4 to 18, 2019.
The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Sae-ed and other dignitaries were there.
By the Asantehene-led Mediation Committee’s final roadmap, the Abudu family was given two weeks to perform the late Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV funeral.
Plans are afoot to perform the funeral service of the late Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani II as the Andani family members led by the Yoo-Naa Bukari Mahama have promised to subscribe to the dictates of the final roadmap.
Yaa Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV 1969 – 1974
Yaa Naa Mahamadu Abdullai IV whose funeral is being performed after 30 years of his demise was the 35th Yaa Naa of Dagbon.
He was born on 2nd March, 1949 to Yaa Naa Abdulai III (Gmarigon).
He was in form one at the Gbewaa Secondary School (now Tamale Senior High School) when his father died.
He was installed as Regent of Naa Abdulai Gmarigon, and of Dagbon in 1967.
Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV ascended to the Yani Namship on 13th September, 1969 as ‘King’ of one of the greatest kingdoms in Africa.
Bolinglana Abdulai Mahamudu
The Boling-Lana Mahamadu Abdulai is the first surviving son of late Yaa- Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV.
He was born in 1974 when his father was facing political and uncustomary machinations from his detractors.
He became the Boling-Lana at the age of 14, a day after Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV was laid to rest at the Katini duu.
The Boling-Lana-Lana Abdulai Mahamadu was in SDA Primary School in Tamale when his father died.
He has since been the Regent of his later father for 30 years now.
The Bolin-Lana Abdulai Mahammadu has four wives and twelve children.
The Boling-Lana Mahamadu Abdulai was installed as the new Regent of Dagbon, Friday December 14, 2018.
The installation was an integral part of activities lined up for the performance of the funeral of the Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV.
People from all walks of life including Ministers of State, Chief Executive Officers of State agencies, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives, Chiefs, the Clergy, family relations and well-wishers witnessed the occasion.