Ya-Naa is not dead – Northern Regional Minister
Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Sa-eed has dispelled rumours that the Paramount Chief of Dagbon Traditional Area, Yaa Naa Abukrai Mahama II is dead.
He disclosed to reporters that the information making the rounds on various social media platforms is untrue and fiction of someone’s imagination insisting the overlord is hale and hearty.
“I was at his private residence a while ago in Accra to see how he is doing and we even laughed over the misinformation. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the King and I urge all residents of Dagbon to treat the information with the contempt it deserves “, he revealed.
Reports had earlier suggested the Ya-Naa fell ill and was flown to Accra on Monday, April 15, 2019, for treatment with contrary reports suggesting he has died.
But the Minister revealed that the King came to Accra on his routine medical checkup reiterating that there is no substance in what is being peddled on social media because he even delayed as a result of the coronation of his sub-chiefs.
His Royal Majesty Ya-Naa Abukari Mahama II became substantive Ya-Naa the Gbewaa Palace on Friday, January 25, 2019, with dignitaries including President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, former President John Dramani Mahama, Members of Parliament, and Chiefs, current past appointees of government in attendance.
His investiture of the 87-year-old makes him the 42nd Ya-Naa of the Dagbon Kingdom and aside from the fact hitherto his selection and subsequent investiture he was widely known as the Yo-Naa, many know a little about the man who occupies the skin as an impartial King.