It has been confirmed that the overlord of Dagbon Yaa-Naa Abukari Mahama II chased out separatists who called on him to support their agenda of seeking independence from Ghana.
Secretary to the Yaa-Naa, Abdul-Rahaman Mohammed confirmed this to MyNewsGh.com when reached on phone to confirm or deny claims made by the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu Samuel OKudzeto Ablakwa to the effect that members of the Homeland Study Group visited the ancient town.
“They came here but were chased away by the King and his subjects”, he confirmed.
Sources at the Gbewaa Palace that was privy to the meeting, disclosed that the King did not believe in their agenda of carving Western Togoland from Ghana which is a sovereign state and therefore demanded they leave his Kingdom with their divisive agenda.
“The King outrightly rejected the proposal and out of anger walked them out of his Palace warning them never to return with such an ill-conceived idea. He does not believe in their agenda of creating a new country from Ghana and stated that he stands for peace and would be the last person to engage or support acts that undermine the peace of Ghana”, our source revealed.
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, last week disclosed that some Western Togoland separatists who sought the support of the overlord of the Dagbon Kindom Yaa-Naa Abubakari Mahama II were sacked from the Gbewaa Palace.
Speaking in an interview with Kwame Nkrumah Tikese of Okay Fm, the MP said for the swift intervention of the Yaa-Naa, the secessionists would have ended up whipping up more support for their agenda.
“Do you know that a delegation of this group had earlier gone to Dagbon to confer with the Yaa Naa? Our luck is that Yaa Naa swiftly drove them out of Dagbon and National Security is aware of this.”
According to the MP, the purpose of the visit by the separatists was to engage the Yaa Naa in gaining his support and that of the people of Dagbon in demanding the independence of the Western Togoland which became a part of Ghana after a plebiscite on May 9, 1956.
“They have the original Western Togoland map and they know that Dagbon used to be a part of it. So they went there to solicit support. They went there demanding that the Yaa Naa should partner with them to wage the battle and they are consulting other chiefs. I know of other arrests that have been made in other regions,” he disclosed.
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