A former Northern Regional Minister, Prince Imoro Andani has called for the amendment of the Dagbon constitution.
Amend Dagbon constitution – Former N/R Minister
As a royal, Prince Imoro Andani is convinced that amending the Dagbon constitution could make succession to the Dagbon paramountcy rotational.
He in a Citi News interview argued that the Dagbon constitution is flawed, hence his call for its amendment.
“The critical thing to look at now is the constitution of Dagbon because in my candid opinion our constitution is the main source of conflict.”
“In our system it is only your direct father that you cannot compete or contest a kingship with: you can contest with your uncle, you can contest with your elder brother, anybody you can contest with.”
“We have to come out and put our constitution on a modernized path so that we will begin to enskin chiefs by families and so a family will present a candidate like we have in the case of the Mamprusis where you have the gates, Naashariga and so forth: we have to look at our constitution and we have to look at it devoid of political interest,” he emphasized.
Prince Imoro Andani however lauded government’s determination to perform the funerals of the late two overlords of Dagbon, Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai and that of Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani II.
He thus inspired government to ignore chieftaincy contractors and fully implement any roadmap which will restore the dignity of Dagbon Kingdom.
“The President has lived all his life here, the President is even more of a Dagomba than a Gonja and so he understands the situation: I think that is in the right direction that funerals are performed and then we move to the next level as a process.”
“I think that is wrong to be against the process we need to have Dagbon be a solid Kingdom: those who think that the performance of the funeral is not right I think that they are thinking in the wrong direction.”
He advised government to remain steadfast. “Government should not yield to individual or parochial interest because if we don’t perform the funerals we will continue to live in this condition.”
“We wouldn’t have come of age in that barbaric attitude if funerals were performed and so we have to face the bull by its horn” he posited.
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