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A Member of Parliament has cautioned against political comments that seek to give all the credit for the hard-won peace in Dagbon to the current Nana Akufo-Addo led government.

James Agalga, MP for Builsa North and National Democratic Congress (NDC) spokesperson on Interior, said Saturday that it is dangerous for politicians to deliberately sideline the efforts of past governments to secure peace in the Northern Region town after 17 years of disagreement. 
“The political class should desist from it,” he admonished on news analysis programme, Newsfile.

Brief history
Ghana declared a state of emergency in Yendi in the Northern Region in 2002 after Ya Na Yakubu Andani II and about 25 of his guards were killed in factional clashes.

Prior to the murder, there had been a long-running dispute over the traditional chieftaincy in Yendi, a town some 50 miles north of Tamale, the regional capital.

Since then, efforts have been made to secure peace in the area, but after 17 long years, Ya Na Abubakari Mahama II was selected.
Following a historic ceremony to outdoor the new king for Dagbon, Ya Na Abubakri Mahama II, some social media comments have singled out the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government under John Agyekum Kufuor and the current government for the feat.

The hashtag, #DagbonRising has also emerged to whip up public interest and support for the peace process in town.
Source: JFM/Ghana

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