Politics of Thursday, 18 October 2018
The NPP National Deputy Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party, Mr. Mohammed Haruna has chastised the Member of Parliament for Tamale North, Hon Alhassan Suhuyini for making ethnocentric comments in the media.
According to him, the resurfacing of the “vote for John Mahama, because he is a northerner” statement by the Tamale North legislator, is condemnable with no uncertainty terms by all and sundry especially people who value peace.
Prior to the 2016 election, Mr. Alhassan Suhuyini, who was speaking to students of Northern School of Business (NOBISCO) in Tamale admonished electorates of the Northern Region, to vote massively for President John Dramani Mahama because he’s one of their own.
“When a Voltarian stood to be President the whole of Volta Region voted for him until he stopped being President. Jerry John Rawlings and when Ashanti man stood to be President the whole of Ashanti Region rallied behind him until he stopped to become President, President Kufour.”
“When Professor Atta Mills decided to run for President, the whole of central region, his home region, voted massively for him before he could win in 2008, and do you know the sad news? When John Mahama from the northern region decided to be President in 2012, the NDC in Northern region lost 11 constituencies.”
“For the first time in the history of this country in the fourth Republic, we had a President who won to be President without the support of his home region.” He said
The Tamale North MP again recently said, northerners don’t love each other thus the reason the party lost 11 seats in the Northern Region.
But the NPP Deputy Communications Director addressing the media in Tamale noted that the people of the Northern Region have no interest in ethnocentrism but massive development in their communities.
“He made a very dangerous comment, that one we can’t run away from it. But I thank the people of this country.