Politics of Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Key members of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) who joined Wednesday’s demonstration against their party stalwart Yaw Osafo-Maafo must be commended, a deputy Education Minister has said.
According to Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the main opposition deserves all the praise for openly condemning their former flagbearer-aspirant through the street protest.
“The NPP should be commended for joining the demonstration,” Ablakwa, who was part of the demonstrators, told the media in Accra.
Meanwhile, some of the NPP members including Ablekuma West MP Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Deputy Minority Leader of Parliament Dominic Nitiwul, Communications Director Nana Akomea and National Youth Organiser Samuel Awuku have alleged they were chased out of the protest dubbed “One Ghana” demo.
The demonstration was meant to condemn Osafo-Maafo’s alleged ethnocentric comments made over a month ago, to the effect that, even though, close to 90 percent of Ghana’s resources are concentrated in Akan-dominated parts of the country, it is non-Akans who come from regions which are poor in resources that are running the country.
The former finance Minister has admitted speaking at the forum where he is alleged to have made the comments but denied ever making such ethnocentric comments as captured on a secretly recorded audiotape.
According to the Engineer, his voice was doctored for mischievous propaganda purposes.