Mahama, Rawlings storm Yendi for new Ya-Naa’s coronation today


Former Presidents John Dramani Mahama and Jerry John Rawlings will arrived in Tamale this morning enroute to Yendi for the coronation of the new overlord of Dagbon, Ya-Naa Abubakari Mahama II, has confirmed.

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The two are expected to touch down in Tamale at about 8am according to the Northern Regional Secretary of the NDC Salisu Be-Awuribe and be accompanied to the traditional capital of Dagbang for the historic event.

“We will be at the airport awaiting the arrival of the two former presidents from where we will move to Yendi which is the venue for the event”, he confirmed to

It has been confirmed that the NDC party and its leaders have officially  been invited to the investiture of the New Ya Naa Abukari Mahama, today  Friday, the 25th of January, 2019.

“All party faithful, Executives and former Position bearers are expected to be at the Tamale Airport, 7am to welcome our leaders the leaders and to accompany them to the Investiture at Yendi”, a statement from Regional Secretariat of the party stated.

On Friday January 18, 2019 the kingmakers who consulted the Dagbang oracles successfully completed   the traditional processes and settled on Yo-Naa Abubakari Mahama as the new Ya-Naa.

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Yo-Naa was among four persons including Nyab Tampion-Lana, Nyab Kampakuya-Naa and Nyab Boling-Lana whose names came up as possible successors of the late Ya-Naa whose funerals have all be performed.

The consulting elders include Gushei Naa and Kuganaa who nominated the Chief of Savelugu to succeed the late Ya Naa Yakubu Andani II who died in 2002. Solomon/2019

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