A statement issued by the Ministry of Information said Naa Asigri Azoka II is still the Bawku Naba.
The Ruler of the Maprugu Traditional area Naa Bohugu Mahami I was reported to have enskinned Alhaji Seidu Abagre as the new chief for Bawku on Wednesday, February 15 at the Nayiri Palace in Nalerigu.
But the government in a statement condemned the act and directed the security to arrest anyone who holds himself as such.
“The Government condemns developments in Nalerigu today February 15, 2023, concerning the purported enskinment of a new Bawku Naba as illegal and a threat to National Security,” the government said.
“Government further reiterates that Naba Asigri Azoka I is the Bawku Naba, duly gazetted and a member of the National and Upper East Regional House of Chiefs.
“The security agencies have therefore been directed to arrest and prosecute any other person who holds himself as Bawku Nana,” it added.