Savelugu Chief is NEW Ya-Naa nominee||chakantuksaaGh. News


The Chief of Savelugu Yoo Naa Abukari Mahama has been chosen as the New Ya-Naa after consultation of the Dagbon oracles by the Kingmakers has confirmed.

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Yoo 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 Savulugu to succeed the late Ya Naa Yakubu Andani II who died in 2002. gathered that the nomination is in line with the customs and traditions in respect of succession to the Kingship of Dagbon.

The decision of the traditional selection committee is also in line with the Dagbon constitution of 1930 and the Supreme Court decision of December 1986.

The Supreme Court in 1986 ordered that only occupants of the gate skins of Mion, Karaga and Savulugu are eligible to contest for the Kingship of Dagbon. The Supreme Court decision also barred regents of deceased Ya Naa’s from contesting for the nam of Yendi.

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