The president of Dagbon Youth Association, Ibrahim Tanko, has warned politicians who use the name of Ya-Na Yakubu Andani, the late overlord of Dagbon, on political platforms to desist from doing so “because the youth would not tolerate such politics anymore”.
He said now that judgment had been given on the matter, there should be no more Ya-Na politics because people used the issue to make political gains but did not really care about whether or not there was justice for the late overlord.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with DAILY GUIDE, immediately after the fifteen persons arraigned for the murder of the Ya-Na were freed by an Accra Fast Track High Court for lack of evidence, the youth leader called for calm in Dagbon.
Mr. Tanko said, “I want the youth to remain calm and not blame any political party for the Dagbon crises because some people among us who pretend to have the interest of Andanis at heart have always been using the issue to get favour from some politicians.”
According to him, the leadership of the Andanis was dealing with dishonest people who pretended to be interested in their welfare. He added that it would be in the interest of both Abudus and Andanis not to lay any blame on the footsteps of political parties but rather work with any party that can bring development and peace to Dagbon.
He appealed to the youth to let peace prevail and leave everything to Allah and let the soul of the late chief rest in peace, noting that Ya-Na was a peace-loving person who would love peace to prevail in Dagbon.
However, he expressed his disappointment with the fact that up to now, not even one person had been brought to justice over the cold-blooded murder of the late overlord of Dagbon.
The youth leader was of the view that the people of Dagbon should blame nobody “but ourselves for selling our conscience for cheap political gains”.
He disclosed that the wives of Ya-Na were still homeless and his children were school drop-outs while others used his name to gain favour from politicians.
The youth leader called on the elders of Dagbon to see how best to give the late chief a befitting funeral rites and said Dagbon would not be able to move forward if the Andanis could not identify people who pretended to love them, stressing, “Our destiny lies in our own hands.”
Source Daily Guide