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27.02.2009 Politics

Abudus welcome President Mills' promise to probe Dagbon crisis

Members of the Abudu Royal Family of Dagbon have welcomed President J.E.A. Mills' intention to investigate the Dagbon crisis which resulted in the death of Ya-Na Yakubu Andani and 40 others.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the family, Mr Alhassan Iddrisu, to congratulate the President, Professor J.E.A. Mills, on his ascension to the highest office of the nation.

It said, "We of the Abudu side were immensely pleased by that promise. We believe that any genuine and dispassionate investigation of this unfortunate event based on the actual facts surrounding the event will expose the actual enemies of Dagbon and absolve innocent and respectable persons who had hitherto been smeared with unjustified accusations regarding the Yendi unfortunate event."

The statement continued that it was the belief of the family that the absence of the real picture of events leading to the clash between the two royal families which resulted in the unfortunate deaths was attributable to apparent insolubility of the Dagbon crisis.

The family, therefore, said it was happy to hear the President indicate during the State of the Nation Address his intention to investigate the matter.

"We believe that if the actual facts are unveiled, it would be much easier to resolve the crisis. We therefore urge President Mills to boldly, truthfully and dispassionately fulfill his promise on this matter," it noted.

The statement also suggested that thorough examination of the reports of investigative bodies such as the Wuaku Commission of Enquiry, the Special Investigation Team (SIT), as well as police reports would help bring a clear picture of actual state of the Yendi crisis and expose all those who had since the incident been throwing dust into the eyes of the people of Ghana and the entire world.

The family took the opportunity to congratulate the President, adding, "We members of Abudu Royal Family wish to add our voice to the many well-wishers who have congratulated you on your success at the December 2008 elections and also wish you well and God's wisdom to steer the affairs of our country successfully."