President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo he has no preferred candidate for the next Dagbon Overlord (Ya Na).

At a meeting on Wednesday, the President told a committee of eminent chiefs leading a peace process in the Northern Region township that his preoccupation is to see the area flourish and prosper in peace.

“I have said on many occasions, I am not a Dagomba and, I, therefore, cannot be an Andani or Abudu. I have no candidate for the office of the Ya Na. That is a matter for the people of Dagbon.

“I am just an ordinary Ghanaian who wants to see the peace, progress and prosperity of all parts of our beautiful country without any discrimination or differentiation,” he said

The meeting on Wednesday with the Asantehene-led Otumfuo Mediation Committee handling the Dagbon chieftaincy stalemate was to discuss a roadmap to restore peace to the area.

The Committee of Eminent Chiefs led by Otumfuo Osei Tutu II resolved recently that the Abudu and Andani royal families should perform the funeral rites of the late Ya Na Mahamadu Abdulai IV from 14 December 2018 to 28 December 2018; and the funeral rites of the late Ya Na Yakubu Andani II from 4 January 2019 to 14 January.

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