President Nana Akufo-Addo has described himself an an “Abu-Dani” and does not have any intention of standing between the peace Dagbon is now enjoying.
Speaking at the investiture of the new Ya-Naa Friday at Yendi in the Northern Region, the President said he has taken a middle ground, saying “I am neither Abudu nor Andani; I am an Abudani”.
It is believed Chieftaincy dispute in Dagbon was caused by political conflict between the two royal families as the Abudus were believed to have links with New Patriotic Party while Andanis were equally claimed to be friends with the National Democratic Congress.
As an Abudani, the President indicated that he “stands for unity, reconciliation and progress in Dagbon”.He expressed excitement over the peace prevailing in Dagbon following the enskinment and subsequent outdooring of the new Ya-Naa, which has closed the chapter on the 17-year-old conflict that left the Dagbon state without an overlord.
Nana Akufo-Addo said he is committed to ensuring that the current peace lasts.
The President congratulated the Abudus and Andanis for cooperating with the Committee of Eminent Chiefs to ensure that peace prevails.
He uged investors to Dabgon their new destination, noting Dagbon have an array of rich resources which can be tapped.