The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana Dr. Mahamud Bawumia has on Thursday, 2nd March, 2023 attended the 12th day funeral rites (Adua) of late Overlord of the Gonja Kingdom Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa I
The vice president who addressed the chiefs and people of the Gonja kingdom at the forecourt of Jakpa Palace said the late King took him as a son and was a good father to him.
“He was a source of very wise counseling and as such his passing, not only a lost to Gonjaland, it is a personal lost to me, he took me as a son and I took him as my father”
He noted that not attending late Yagbonwura’s funeral would have given him some sleepless night
“As my father if his funeral is performed and I don’t appear, then I will not be able to sleep at night, so I am here to honor my father and pay my respect”
Dr Bawumia express his gratitude to the founder of the Gonja State, Ndewura Jakpa Sumaila for the legacy and transparent transition of the Yagbon throne, stating that it is not done in many places and therefore called for a study into his style of succession.
“We are grateful to Ndewura Jakpa who was a man clearly of immense wisdom in the way he put together the Gonja State and the way he organized the succession in the Gonja State. The Wisdom that Ndewura Jakpa has in organizing how the succession is done has brought a lot of peace to the Gonja kingdom and now we all know that Tuluwewura is going to be the next in succession, there is no issues about it”
“It is not the case in many places in terms of who is next in succession but the wisdom of Ndewura Jakpa, I think many PHD’s have to study him because he is a man of immense wisdom, you have to study the wisdom in state crafts, what he has done is still of relevance today”.
Explaining his absence on the 7th day funeral rites of the late King Dr Bawumia noted that the 7th day date was his late mother’s one year anniversary hence his inability to come for his father’s 7th day Adua.
“When I was told the 12th day Adua was been held today, I said well whatever is the case, everything am doing has to be cancelled, so I am here in Damongo to pay my respect”.
He called on everyone to continue to pray for the late King. He also express his heartfelt condolences to the Gonja State and to everyone
He donated cash amount of GHC20,000 to Sonyowura Adamu Kanyiti Bakari, the caretaker of the kingdom, Ghc 5,000 to the clergy and GHC10,000 to the Imams to continue praying for the late Overlord of the Gonja kingdom.
The Enskinment of the new Yagbonwura elect will take place on 20th March, 2023 at Nyange.
Source: Padfmcom.gh/Gogu Edwin/0555588660