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Akufo-Addo Mourns Lawyer Appiah In Tamale

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Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-AddoNana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, flag bearer for the New Patriotic Party for elections 2012 on Friday October 29 joined hundreds of people from all walks of life in Tamale to perform the final funeral rites of Lawyer Edward Obiri Appiah, affectionately called lawyer Appiah.

His participation marked a follow up to his earlier visit to the late Lawyer Appiah’s residence on the agric road when he died on September 24 in Tamale.

Nana Addo was accompanied by Hon. Ambrose Derry, Deputy Minority leader in Parliament, Miss Otiko Afisah Djaba, National Women’s Organizer of the NPP, Alhaji Mustapha Ali Iddris and Mr. Prince Imoro Andani both former Northern Regional Ministers and other big wigs of the NPP.

The occasion brought together members of the Abudu and Andani gates in Dagbon who expressed their willingness to reconcile towards redeeming the sinking image of Dagbon. Dr. Iddi Ziblim, Spokesperson of the Abudu Royal gate in Accra said he was happy with the premium placed on the occasion by members of both side of the chieftaincy divide in Dagbon and concluded that it was a mark of progress.

He regretted that the Dagbon crisis had affected the socio-economic development of the Dagbon State which he hinted needed the collective efforts of all stakeholders mediating the matter to resolve it.

For his part, Mr. Alhassan Andani Yakubu, an avowed Andani said he was looking forward to see the day Dagombas would put the past behind them and get united for their common good.

The event was climaxed with the outdoration of his son Edward Appiah who succeeded his father’s chieftaincy title called Nantong Malti Naa, which was conferred on the late Lawyer Appiah by Nantong Naa Sulemana.

The late Lawyer Edward Obiri Appiah was the first legal luminary to settle in Tamale from outside the Northern Region who practiced for 51 years until he died on September 24, at the age of 80. He left behind nine children including Lt. Colonel Dr. Gordon Appiah of the 37 Military Hospital in Accra.

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