General News of Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Some top members of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) joined Wednesday’s demonstration organised by a group called ‘Coalition for the Defence of Equal Citizenship, (CODEC)’ against former flagbearer-aspirant of the NPP Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo.
Among the hundreds of demonstrators were Ablekuma West MP Ursula Owusu-Ekuful and Deputy Minority Leader of Parliament Dominic Nitiwul.
The demonstration is meant to condemn Mr 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.