Mayor of Tamale, Hon. Iddrisu Musa Superior has announced his decision to step down as Maligu Naa of the Tamale Bugulana over potential conflict of interest in mediation efforts aimed at resolving a chieftaincy cris at Yong Dakpemyili, a community located at the out skirt of Tamale and falls under his jurisdiction.
The Mayor was last year enskinned by the Tamale Bugulana as development chief but has recently been asked questions over where his loyalty lies as he leads mediation efforts following a misunderstanding between the Bugulana and the Tamale Dakpema over who rightfully should select a candidate to occupy the vacant Yong Dakpemyili Skin.
”As the Metropolitan Chief Executive of Tamale; with additional responsibility as the chairman of the Metropolitan Security Council, my role in the resolution of all matters before me must be impartial,'” the mayor wrote in a statement which was released yesterday.
Read the Mayor’s full statement below
I HAVE STOOD DOWN NYEB BUGLI – LANA MALIGU NAA
This morning, l delegated some elders to inform Nyeb Tamale Bugli-Lana that, l have stood down as Tamale Bugli- Lana Maligu Naa.
As the Metropolitan Chief Executive of Tamale; with additional responsibility as the chairman of the Metropolitan Security Council, my role in the resolution of all matters before me must be impartial.
The Yong Dakpemyili Chietaincy dispute has become a troubling issue on my desk. It has become clear that Nyeb Bugli-Lana is crystally interested in the matter. There is a stalemate between Nyeb Dakepma and Nyeb Bugli-Lana as to who of the two Chimsis is traditionally qualified to become the chief of Yong Dakpemyili.
This dispute has been unending with its devastating effects on the people in the area. It will therefore be unfair as a Management head of the Metropolitan Assembly; leading the resolution of this matter to continue to be a chief allegiance to Nyeb Bugli-Lana.
The decent and honorable thing to do is to step down as Bugli-Lana Maligu Naa so that we can all collectively work towards a peaceful, fair and honest resolution of the dispute without fear or favour.
I thank Nyeb Bugli-Lana for the confidence he reposed in me and appointed as one of his chiefs. I want assure the people of Tamale that, l will utmostly continue to execute my role as a city employee and a citizen of our beautiful city for peace, unity, harmony and development.