Naa Prof. Edmund Delle

Professor Edmund Nminyem Delle, immediate past National Chairman and Leader of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), has bowed out of political circles following his being enskinned and gazetted as the Paramount Chief of Nandom in the Upper West Region.

On April 19, this year, hundreds of Nandomers and non Nandomers across the country traveled to Wa the Upper-West Regional capital to witness the momentous occasion.

In a statement issued by the family which has been sighted by the The Chronicle, it explained that on April 11, 2019, Professor Edmund Nminyem Delle was duly nominated, selected, and enskinned through the laid down customs, traditions and usages by the Elders and Kingmakers, led by then Head of the Gbullu Chiir Royal Family of Nandom, Alhaji Issifu Botug Benni.

As such, it continued that Professor Edmund Nminyem Delle, as known in private life, was given the stool name Naa Professor Edmund Nminyem Delle, Chiir VIII, and went into confinement.

According to the statement, the Nandom Traditional Council, which by law and usage oversees to matters of chieftaincy and tradition, was duly informed, and upon satisfying due process facilitated the commencement of his gazetting in accordance to practical laid down procedures of the Chieftaincy Act.

“The Upper West Regional House of Chiefs, after satisfying its procedures and practices, made its recommendation to the National House of Chiefs for finalisation,” the statement said. “The respected and revered House, after subjecting the matter through its processes, APPROVED, and hence, Naa Professor Edmund Nminyem Delle, Chiir VIII, on 25th March 2022 was gazetted as mandated by law as the new substantive Paramount Chief of the Nandom Traditional Area.”

As required by the Chieftaincy Act, the statement indicated that the Upper West Regional House of Chiefs proceeded to induct Naa Professor Edmund Nminyem Delle, Chiir VIII, into the Upper West Regional House of Chiefs as the Paramount Chief of the Nandom.

Naa Professor Edmund Nminyem Delle, Chiir VIII, succeeded the late Naa Dr. Puoure Puobe Chiir VII – Paramount Chief of the Nandom Traditional Area, who was known in private life as Dr. Charles Imoru Puoure Puobe.

Until the Royal Family’s call on Naa Professor Edmund Nminyem Delle, Chiir VIII, he was the immediate past National Chairman and Leader of the Convention People’s Party, Founder and Owner of Rabito Clinic with over 20 branches nationwide, an astute Entrepreneur of all time, Investor, Philanthropist, Lecturer and a Statesman with over 45 years in practice as a Medical Doctor.

Source: Umar Farouq/ The Chronicle

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