Friday 14th March , 2014 4:31 pm
The Naa-Dasana family in Bimbila has dismissed claims that government is supporting them in the protracted chieftaincy dispute.
This was in response to claims by the rival Nakpaa-Naa Salifu Dawuni’s family that the northern regional Minister, Bede Zeden had taken sides in the matter.
Addressing the media in Accra on Friday, March 14, 2014, Spokesperson for Naa-Dasana Andani in Bimbila, Tahidu Osman Kikaa cautioned against politicization of the Bimbila chieftaincy dispute.
He described the allegation leveled against Mr. Bede Zeden as a miscalculated attempt by the Nakpaa-Naa Salifu Dawuni’s family to mislead the public on the facts of the matter.
Osman Kikaa said the regional minister’s intervention prevented bloodbath in Bimbila during attempts to bury the late Nakpaa-Naa Salifu as Bimbila Naa.
“I want to put it on record clearly that, but for the timely intervention of the regional minister indeed Bimbila will have been in the worst form of catastrophe.
“Anybody who points accusing finger at the regional minister is not just being unfair to the regional minister, but is being unfair to Ghanaians and everybody at large,” he stated.
Osman Kikaa said the Nakpaa-Naa Salifu family conspired with the District Security Committee to bury the late chief within the premises of the Grugmayili palace.
He claimed that the place earmarked for the late chief’s burial was not in consonance with the customs and traditions of Nanung.
Tahidu Osman Kikaa insisted that the Naa-Dasana Andani family will not rescind their decision of allowing the burial of the late Nakpaa-Naa Salifu Dawuni as Bimbila Naa.
“If they want they should leave the body and push the National House of Chiefs to rule on the matter and if Naa-Salifu Dawuni is declared vindicated they should go ahead and bury him as Bimbila Naa; otherwise if it goes in favour of Bimbila Naa Andani Dasana we will resist any intimidation to bury Naa-Salifu Dawuni in Bimbila.”
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/citifmonline.com/Ghana