The Overlord of Dagbon, Ya-Na Abukari II, has rejected claims that he endorsed aspiring presidential candidate of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen when he paid a courtesy call on him on Tuesday, February 20.
This follows media reports aftermath of the former Trade Minister visit to the King of Dagbon at his palace and allegeg orchestration of reports, claiming the Ya-Na had told Alan Kyerematen, during the visit, that it was Alan’s time to lead the NPP as flagbearer.
However, a press statement signed by the Secretary to the Ya-Na rejected the media reports and affirmed Ya-Na’s openness to all, saying that the overlord did not say anything like that.
“The attention of the Gbewaa Palace has been drawn to reports in various newspapers regarding the courtesy visit by the Hon Alan Kyerematen on His Majesty Ndan Ya-Na Abukari II.
“In particular, the reports suggest that His Royal Majesty had declared that it was the turn of Hon. Alan Kyerematen to lead the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) as a flagbearer.
“His Majesty wishes to state categorically that he made no such claim,” the release stated, adding, “I have not endorsed Hon. Alan Kyerematen and wish to state categorically that the doors of my Palace are open for all.”
Find copy of the press release below
By Vincent Kubi