Delegations from the Mamprugu and Dagbon Traditional Councils on Thursday, December 15, 2016, paid courtesy calls on the President-Elect of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to assure him of their continued support and prayers for the success of his government, God-willing, from January 7, 2017.
Chief Tara-Naa, head of the delegation from the Mamprugu Traditional Council, conveyed messages of congratulation and co-operation to President-Elect Akufo-Addo from the Overlord of the Mamprugu Traditional area, the Nayiri, Naabohagu Mahami Abdulai Sheriga.
Tara Naa, on behalf of the Nayiri and the people of Mamprugu, also thanked Nana Akufo-Addo for remaining consistent and keeping faith with “our son”, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President-Elect of the Republic.
On his part, the Sagnari Naa, Abdulai Yakubu, who spoke on behalf of the delegation from Dagbon, explained that the purpose of the call was to congratulate the President-Elect, Vice President-Elect, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, and the NPP on their victory on December 7.
"You can count on us, and be rest assured that we will support you and your government to succeed and, thereby, help improve the living standards of our people," Sagnari Na told the President-Elect.
Sagnari Naa, Abdulai Yakubu, also conveyed a message from the Regent of Dagbon, Kampakuya-Naa Abdulai Andani.
“Kampakuya-Naa extends his warmest congratulations to you on your victory. He followed your campaign closely and is impatiently waiting for you to assume the seat of government so you can start implementing your pledges to Ghanaians. He believes these are policies, which when implemented, will bring prosperity to his people,” he said.
Nana Akufo-Addo on his part thanked the delegations from the Dagbon and Mamprugu Traditional Councils for “your messages of congratulation and co-operation. I am truly honoured by these gestures.”
The President-Elect reiterated his commitment towards fulfilling the promises he made to the Chiefs and people of the Northern Regions, assuring that they were not campaign or platform talk.
To the delegation from the Mamprugu Traditional Council, Nana Akufo-Addo told them that he was reliant on Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to help him build a prosperous Ghanaian economy.
In response to the congratulatory message from the Kampakuya Naa, Nana Akufo-Addo told the Sagnari Naa that “I want to have the same relationship I had with the late Ya Na Yakubu Andani with his son, the Kampakuya Naa. I have stated it, and I want to repeat it. I have no interest in chieftaincy matters in Dagbon. I want all of you to help me build a progressive and prosperous Ghana. That is my only interest.”