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Apologize To Northerners For Your Bitterness – Two Northern Groups Tell Nana Akufo-Addo

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Two Youth Groups in the Northern Region have issued separate separate statements, demanding an apology from the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo over what they deem as bitterness against Northerners.

According to these two groups, their reference point is the statement made by the President that “If I was to get up to make a comment about Northerners or Gonjas, you can imagine the uproar that will be in this country”.

Read the two statements below:

PRESS STATEMENT BY CONCERNED NORTHERN YOUTH AGAINST PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO’S ETHNOCENTRIC COMMENTS AGAINST NORTHERNERS AND GONJAS IN PARTICULAR.

TO ALL MEDIA HOUSES

Ladies and gentlemen of the Media,

We have become aware of dangerous ethnocentric comments made by President Akufo- Addo during a meeting with the Catholic Bishops’ Conference last Friday at the Jubilee House.

For the avoidance of doubt, we quote the comment below for reference:

“If I was to get up to make a comment about Northerners or Gonjas, you can imagine the uproar that will be in this country.”

Inasmuch as we acknowledge the context in which the President tried to situate his comment, we suspect his generalisation to encompass all Northerners has underpinning sentiments.

It is, in this respect, that we disagree with the President and call on him to explain his bitterness against Northerners or Gonjas.

We are at pains to understand why ‘our father’ will let out such thoughts as if he is squabbling with us.

We want to know what President Akufo-Addo has against Northerners that if he says it, it will cause an uproar.

We just want to know whatever negative it is, we assure the public that we will not call for an uproar.

One lesson we learned from a past President, our own Prof. Atta Mills, is that when one is elected President, he becomes a father for all; not for a few or his tribe alone.

It is, perhaps, on this notion that the presidential oath that the President swore upon taking office entails a pledge to dedicate himself to the service and well-being of the people of the Republic of Ghana and to do right to all manner of persons.

With the visible anger of the President toward Northerners, it is not very likely he will uphold this pledge.

Again, we are wondering if it is the same President who, a few days ago, admonished the entire populace to shun politicians who promote tribal politics.

There are many other tribes in Ghana but the choice of the Northerners which comprise many tribes is intriguing.

We feel it is a subtle attack on the Northern part of the country by a southern president who feels aligned to the south more than the North.

This is a clear division of the unitary state entrusted in the hands of the President.

This attitude lends credence to the perception of tribal politics by the very person who admonishes against it.

It is nothing but hypocrisy at best.

We, therefore, strongly condemn the President’s insinuations and urge him to render an unqualified apology to Northerners at large.

Democracy does not mean only a few are liked and recognized in plural societies!

Thank you.

Signed

Mohammed Nuhu

SECOND STATEMENT

Press Release

For Immediate Release

6th September, 2020

PRESIDENT NANA ADDO MUST SAY THE NEGATIVE THINGS ABOUT NORTHERNERS HE IS HOLDING BACK—NYfP DEMANDS

The Northern Youth for Peace (NYfP) has been following the political discussions as Ghana gears toward the 2020 general elections, and has taken note of some distasteful commentaries associated to some political leaders in the country.

As a youth group for peace and development from the Northern part of Ghana, we abhor commentaries that have the tendency to cause this nation to further divide.

That was why we condemned the ethnocentric comments made by Hon Ursula Owusu who said that “they have taken their country back and won’t allow anybody to rule over them again”.

We intimated that Ghana belongs to all us and so no Ghanaian is more Ghanaian than the other.

Unfortunately, the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, in a meeting with the Catholic Bishop Conference, called on them and other civil society groups to condemn Former President Mahama for sharing a post authored by Isaac Adongo which they President thinks is distasteful.

On the same platform, President Akufo-Addo said: “If I was to get up to make comments about northerners or Gonjas, you can imagine the uproar that will be in the country”.

This single statement is pregnant with lots of questions which this group want the president to clarify.

What is it that is in the mind of President Akufo-Addo about Northerners that he thinks that when he should say it, there will be uproar? Are northerners and Gonjas that dirty so that when the President says what he knows about us, there will be uproar?

By this statement, we the Northern Youth for Peace are calling on President Akufo-Addo to speak and we will assure him there won’t be any uproar.

After all, whether or not he speaks what he is holding back, we still feel insulted and suspicious of the President.

The president must speak and clarify this issue or we shall roughly demand so from him.

-Signed-

Abdulai G. Hameed

(Convener)

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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Musician, A Plus Announces His Decision To Run For President In 2024

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Outspoken musician and political activist, Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as A Plus has announced his intention to run for President in the 2024 Ghana elections.

A Plus, also the General Manager of Class Media Group made this announcement at a rally he organized at Asylum Down in Accra on Wednesday,December 2,2020.

A Plus formed his own movement, The People’s Project (TPP) after public disagreements with his party, the ruling New Patriotic Party that saw the government terminate his contract with BOST.

The TPP movement has gotten approval from Ghanaian citizens home and abroad with over five hundred and twenty (520) branches across the globe and an estimated membership of over 700,000.

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Go And Drink From River Birim If You’ve Dealt With Galamsey – Mahama Dares Akufo-Addo

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Former President John Dramani Mahama has challenged President Akufo-Addo to stop by the River Birim whenever he visits the Eastern Region and drink from it if he believes he has really dealt with the menace of galamsey.

According to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, the President’s claim of battling illegal mining to save the country’s polluted rivers have been unsuccessful.

He noted that if Akufo-Addo believes he has succeeded in his war against galamsey he should go and drink from the Birim river which has been polluted for years over illegal mining.

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Follow Us To Nogokpo If You’re Not Corrupt – NDC Dares Akufo-Addo

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The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has challenged President Akufo-Addo to submit himself before the fearful traditional deity in the Volta region, ‘Nogokpo’ to prove that he is innocent of corruption allegations against him.

Ina press conference following a viral video where the President is seen allegedly taking a  $40,000 from an individual ostensibly to influence his office proves that Akufo-Addo is not incorruptible as widely held.

“I come from Nogokpo in the Volta Region and a few of you know Nogokpo, you dare not lie. If President Akufo-Addo actually says he is not corrupt, let him come with me to Nogokpo and see whether he can lie there, he will not. Because in the name of this ‘Holy and Holy’, he can swear in the Bible and lie because there is no fear,” former Deputy Finance Minister and MP for Ketu South Fiifi Kwetey said.

“When it is that you know that you cannot escape, you will not be able to lie and we will be able to establish that to you that all the things you are going to see the man,” he added.

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