Following the scathing attack on New Patriotic Party (NPP) as being Akan-biased by National Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Yaw Boateng Gyan, a leading member of the opposition party has described the NDC stalwart as a wicked politician who thrives on tribal sentiments to win political sympathy.
Member of Parliament for Obuasi East, Hon. Edward Ennin’s resentment is borne out of Yaw Boateng Gyan’s assertion that a careful analysis on how Flagbearers are selected within the NPP will lead one to safely arrive at the conclusion that only “Akyems” and “Ashantis” are selected.
“…NPP is neck-deep in tribalism…they cannot wash it off that easily…,” the Presidential Staffer said.
The soft-spoken NDC National Organizer alleged even when the late former president Busia was leader of the country; the Akans in Ashanti region denigrated him by comparing him to human excreta.
“In Kumasi, they used to say that where from this mushroom that has germinated out of sh#t. And this was in reference to Busia,” he said.
Responding to this on ‘Ghana Decides’ Program on Okay Fm, the NPP MP fumed, saying the NDC’s National Organiser’s assertion cannot be true as Akan speaking people do not comprise with only Akyems and Ashantis but rather cover six regions in the country.
“What he said about NPP is a lie because members of NPP are not only Akan speaking people and it is also not true that Akan speaking people are only Akyems and Ashantis. Is he the one to redefine Akan speaking people? What research has he conducted to arrive at such a conclusion? Akan speaking people comprises six regions; if NPP is Akan speaking party, can NDC ever win power? I blame the Akan speaking people that they don’t vote against NDC for discriminating them to belong to NPP……Yaw Boateng Gyan, who is respected widely, should behave as such;…I hate politicians who thrive on tribal sentiment to win political sympathy…he should use his political experience to counsel the Mahama administration on how to properly manage the economy instead of stooping this low…”, he fumed.