The Supreme Court declares Dasana Andani family rightful rulers of Bimbilla as it affirms National House of Chief’s ruling on the matter.

The court also described the claim to the throne by Nakpaa Naa Dawuni family as lacking merit.

The National House of Chiefs in 2014 dismissed an appeal against the legitimacy of the late overload of Bimbilla, Naa Andani Dasana.

The SC decision was an affirmation of an earlier Northern Regional House of Chiefs, ruling in favour of the Dasana Family.

The rival family, Nakpaa Naa Dawuni, still dissatisfied, headed to the Supreme Court, hoping to overturn the Judgment.

Bimbilla, over the last 15 years, has been engulfed in conflict due to this disagreement and has seen clashes that have claimed over forty lives including women and children.

The Judgment of the court read by Justice Gabriel Pwamang stated that the late Naa Andani Dasana had been lawfully enskinned as ruler of Bimbilla.

The court held that the claim by the Nakpaa Naa Dawuni family that the head of Kingmakers, Juo Naa was the only one clothed with power to determine who rules.

The court held that nominations are done by the family and decided upon by the “Kingmakers” and not only the Head of the “Kingmakers” as was claimed.

The latest decision means the processes leading to the nomination and enskinment of the late Naa Andani Dasana was valid and in accordance with law by the Apex court.