Contest for late Hama Bachama’s successor begins today

Hama Bachama

The contest for the successor of the late traditional ruler of Bachama kingdom, HRM Honest Irmiya Stephen Kwire-Mana Kpafrato II Gbulumbomo will kick start today, Sunday marking the end of the mourning period.

The traditional ruler died last Sunday at the age of 66 after spending eight years on the throne.

Chief Timawus Mathias who is the spokesman of the Bachama kingdom while shedding light via a post on his Facebook page said the final rites of the passage of the late king will be underway on Sunday at Shafe in Lamurde.

“Folshe”, the final rites of the passage of Hama Bachama Honest Irmiya Stephen, Kwirei-Mana, Kpafrato II Gbulumbomo, will be underway at Shafe in Lamurde, Adamawa State.

“Chief Kingmaker Nzopwato leads the group. They are referred to as the Kabe, born into the clan, not appointed ever, and sworn to a credible process of transition of the Kings, unhindered.

“They select the King, they never become the King. They alone enter the Venti Veying, the mausoleum of all the past 28 Kings of the Bachama Kingdom.

“Today Mark’s the end of the mourning period, and kickstarts the contest for a successor,” he said.


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