YAGBONWURA TUNTUMBA BORESA I, THE OVERLORD OF THE GONJA KINGDOM, WHO DOUBLES AS PRESIDENT OF THE NORTHERN REGIONAL HOUSE OF CHIEFS, HAS NOMINATED CHIEF BUKARI ABUDU TO SUCCEED THE LATE AWULADESE PONTONPRON II.

Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa I, the Overlord of the Gonja Kingdom, who doubles as President of the Northern Regional House of Chiefs, has nominated Chief Bukari Abudu to succeed the late Awuladese Pontonpron II.
He was subsequently enskinned as the new paramount chief of the Bole Traditional Area as Bolewura Bukari Abudu Bonyanso I.
It would be recalled that the paramount chief of the Bole Traditional Area, Awuladese Pontonpron, passed on at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra last year.
According to the secretary at the Bolewura’s Palace, Bakari Iddiaah Jomo, announcements were made after the king and overlord of Gonja Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa I had been duly informed and the necessary traditional rites performed.
He stated that the late Bolewura, who was 88 years old, was buried at the Royal Mausoleum of Paramount Chiefs in Bole called ‘Banzen’  in accordance with both Islamic and Gonja traditional rites for Bole chiefs.
The late Bolewura was born in 1929 and attended the Local Authority Primary School at Kpembe and the Government Senior School in Tamale.
He proceeded to the Tamale Teacher Training College.
The deceased served as a teacher from 1950 to 1957 and was later seconded to the Information Services Department from 1957.
The late Bolewura was a member of the Constituent Assembly in 1968, and served as Member of Parliament (MP) on the ticket of the Progress Party (PP) from 1969 to 1972.
He became a Magistrate in 1974 and retired from active public service in 1994.
The late Awuladese Pontonpron was installed as Dagbiguwura in 1991 and Mandariwura in 1994. He became Bolewura on 17th March, 2013.
The deceased made his last statement in April 2017 and urged indigenes of Bole in the country and abroad to come home and invest.
Source: mark sandow
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