The Nasara Wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has taken exception to a statement attributed to Solomon Nkansah, a Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) when he appeared on a programme on UTV recently.
The National Coordinator of the wing, Kamaludeen Abdulai, in a statement, said the remark by the NDC communications officer could plunge the country into anarchy and demanded circumspection in such matters.
According to the Coordinator, Solomon Nkansah made derogatory remarks about the Zongo inhabitants when he described such persons as aliens and cast aspersions and innuendos at them for, as he put it, no justifiable reasons.
Kamal said that the “NDC Communications Officer posited emphatically that Zongo people are not Ghanaians. This, we find insulting.”
As a body charged with the primary responsibility of mobilizing the Zongos for a positive National Orientation, the Nasara Wing of the NPP is not only appalled but also flabbergasted by this gratuitous attacks on its hardworking constituents (Zongos) by the NDC Communications Officer, an action which has tacitly received endorsement from the leadership of the NDC, as well as the party’s rank and file as evidenced in their loud failure to condemn him and also purge the party of his inflammatory invectives.”
Nasara, he said, is unsurprised at the communications officer’s remarks because “this is a party that has been very consistent in attacking the good people of Zongo for no apparent reasons. We readily recall the unpopular comment from a leading member of the NDC and a Minister of State, Fiifi Kwertey, who once posited that no Muslim can ever become the president of this country.”
Continuing, he made reference to Sampee Yarley’s remarks that the presidency could not be moved to the Flagstaff House because the latter is too close to Nima.
“He is now Ghana’s High Commissioner to India. The good people of Zongo are not the cause of President Mahama’s gross failure and manifest incompetence in the management of this country, so they shouldn’t vent their frustrations at us,” he said.