Abudu Royals drag NDC to UNDP
The Abudu Royals in Dagbon have petitioned the United Nations Development Program accusing the NDC government of open bias in handling the Dagbon issue.
In a four page petition copied to the UNDP country representative in Ghana, they claimed government continued to support the Andanis to violate the roadmap to peace which was agreed to and signed by all the parties involved.
Signatories to the petition are the Nanton-Naa Sulley Alhassan, the Boling Lana Abdulai Mahamadu, Retired Major the Regent of Tolon Sulemana Abubakari and Iddrisu Iddi Mbadugu.
They suspected the enskinment of new chiefs to vacant positions in Dagbon by the Kampakuya Naa Andani formed part of a grand ploy to perform the funeral of the late Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani II.
They recalled the appointment of a Senior Officer of the UNDP, Mr. Ojiello who was attached to the committee of eminent chiefs to offer technical and legal guidance to the committee and urged the UNDP to use his expertise to advice government to act responsibly in resolving the Dagbon issue amicably.
They commended the UNDP for the great concern it showed when the conflict broke out in Yendi in March 27 2002 and admonished it ensure the smooth implementation of the roadmap to peace document.
Some major highlights of the roadmap to peace were, the burial of the late Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani II, the installation of his Regent, the performance of the funeral of the late Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV in the old Gbewaa palace in Yendi, the performance of the funeral of the late Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani II and the installation of a new Yaa-Naa.