From Austin Ajayi,Yola
After a successful rite of passage that lasted about month of traditional processes towards the choice of a new royal father of Bachama kingdom by the King makers, Homun (Dr.) Daniel Shaga Ismaila, Kpawo Nomwe, Gillongo Diya, has addressed his people after stepping into the palace as the new Hama Bachama.
The 8th Hama Bachama, Homun Ismaila, was 10 days ago announced and approved by Gov. Ahamdu Finitiri as the Hama Bachama having been chosen by the Kingmakers.
He is from the Nokodomun ruling clan and has thanked Homunked Kabe Bachama, Zeke of Hadiyo (king makers) for their patience and commitment throughout the period leading to his selection and the rites of their forebears.
He also commended all other royal clans that could have been selected by the kingmakers.
He called on them to joined hands with him in working to protect the culture and traditional norms of the Bawate people.
While commending the Youths for their resilience and commitment despite all odds, he urged his people to support him to mobe the kingdom forward, assuring of peace and prosperity.
The New Hama Bachama is selected 80 years after the last Hama Bachama from his ruling clan passed on.