The chiefs and youth in Mamprugu in the North East Region have matched through the principal streets of the capital, Nalerigu, to register their concerns on the unfair treatment meted out to their family members in Bawku.
Known as GBWAA BISI YIRI, the youth raised concerns on how their relatives were ambushed and killed, calling on the President to take the security situation in Bawku and other places of chieftaincy conflicts more seriously.
They said politicians in the Mamprugu Traditional Area and the President are quiet on the security situation in Bawku and Lukula since November last year and are demanding an immediate solution to these attacks on descendants of NAA GBEWAA.
They reminded government of Articles 270 and 273 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana on which institutions are responsible in dealing with chieftaincy issues; for that matter, the president and his ministers interfering in Chieftaincy matters is unconstitutional.
The GBEWAA BISI YIRI, in a petition to the president, reminded him of a ruling in 1983 of the judicial committee of the National House of Chiefs which made it clear that the Bawku skin and the NAYIRI must be allowed to enskin a new Bawku Naba despite Abugrago Azoka II being gazetted as the chief of Bawku Traditional Area.
The group outlined several incidents that took the lives of their precious ones in the Bawku chieftaincy conflict and calls for justice for them so they can have a peaceful rest wherever they may be eternally.
The group is also demanding an update on the committee investigating the boundary issues between the North East Region and the Savannah Region around Lukula and its environs.
Thousands of youth including several chiefs in Mamprugu joined the massive demonstration in Nalerigu.
The demonstrators later visited the king of Mamprugu, Nayiri Mahami Sheriga Bohagu, to also register their displeasure on the Bawku chieftaincy conflict.
The NAYIRI urged the youth to continue to be patient and allow the state to handle the issue and that his revered office is also working hard to bring finality to all chieftaincy and land issues in Mamprugu including Bawku.
The group made several demands to the president and are expecting those demands to be addressed within the next 72 hours.
The demonstrators finally submitted their seven-paged petition to the North East Regional Minister on behalf of the president.