There won’t be war between Konkombas, Dagombas – Defence Min., Nitiwul assures Yaa-Naa
A delegation of MPs in northern region comprising of both Majority and Minority today paid a courtesy call on the King of Dagbon Ndan Yaa Naa Abubakari II to reassure him of their commitment to peace in the region and beyond.
The delegation from the Majority side was led by Hon Habib Iddrisu, MP for Tolon and deputy Majority chief whip.
Other members of the delegation were Hon Dominic Nitiwul MP for Bimbilla and Minister for Defense, Hon Farouk Aliu Mahama MP for Yendi. Also in the delegation were Members of Parliament for Mion and Zabzugu.
The Minority side was led by Hon James Agalga MP for BUILSA north, Others include MP for Tamale Central, MP for Saboba, MP for Wulensi and MP for Kpandai.
On behalf of the MCE, the Municipal Coordinating Director joined the MP for Yendi to welcome the delegation to Yendi and the Palace.
This visit comes on the heels of the fact that recently there have been some rumors going round about the possibly outbreak of a conflict between Dagombas and Konkonbas. These rumors are becoming rife and so therefore the MPs took the initiative to reassure the King of Dagbon on the need to maintain the peace and disregard those rumors.
In his welcome Address, the King of Dagbon commended the MPs for such a great initiative.
He also commended His Excellency the President of the republic for the role he played in bringing peace to the kingdom. According to him Dagbon was at peace with all tribes and under no circumstances would Dagbon want war.
Speaking on behalf of the Minority group, Hon Agalga underscored the need to maintain peace and the threats of war circulated on social media are done by people who hates Dagbon and the north at large. There can’t be development when there’s no peace he lamented. He said NPP and NDC are one when it comes to issues of peace.
Hon Agalga added that investigations were on going to bring to book those circulating the threats of war between Dagombas and Konkonbas. The law shall deal decisively with anyone caught in that regard. He commended the King for his love for peace.
On his Part , Hon Habib lamented how similar threats in 1994 resulted in a big conflict. The 1994 conflict benefited non of the tribes who were involved and also reassured that perpetrators circulating those war threats will be weeded out and punished. His words represents all the 9 NPP MPs from northern region.
The Defense minister Hon Nitiwul expressed his disapproval at how young people use unprintable words on social media especially when those words are threatening our peace. According to him he suffered the consequences of the 1994 conflict as a student at St Charles Secondary School in Tamale.
He assured the King that there won’t be any conflict in either Dagbon or Nanung. He said the police have been tasked to arrest anybody circulating or discussing these sensitive issues that threatens the peace in the area. He also tasked all MMDCEs to organize peace concerts across the region.
The Hon minister also said the presence of the Konkonba Youth Association (KOYA) President and Dagbon Forum President at the Gbewaa palace is enough to send signals to all those beating the wars. He later translated all that he said in Likpakpa.