Minority Member of Parliament (MP) and ranking member on the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has given Minister for Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, a dressing down for her ‘reckless and incendiary’ comments that seek to suggest that Ghana belongs to a select few.
Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, speaking to the media in the wake of the Minority boycott of the State of the Nation Address, had said that,
“We aren’t going to allow the NDC to ever come to power. Over our dead bodies. The real owners of Ghana are now in charge. Whatever opportunity they [NDC] had to govern in the past belongs to history but we are sounding a note of warning to them that they will never see power again. Ghana deserves quality leadership and not this bunch of incompetent people”.
These comments attracted a lot of condemnation from Ghanaians of all walks of life, with many calling the comments unacceptable.
But, remarking on the Communications Minister’s comments on his Facebook page Saturday, February 22, 2020, Honourable Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa said the “reckless, bigoted and incendiary” comments by the minister is the worst setback to efforts to persuade the Western Togoland secessionist group to drop their plans.
Also, Mr Ablakwa said the “irresponsible remarks about Ghana belonging to a select few have the potential” to make the secessionist group and their sympathisers bold and give them justification for their ‘demand’.
The North Tongu MP said President Akufo-Addo must reprimand Mrs Owusu-Ekuful if she was not expressing a view that is shared by the Akufo-Addo-led NPP government.
He further said it is unbelievable and beyond his imagination that the “Government can declare secessionist leaders wanted, arrest some of its members and while at it, have a prominent Minister for Communications speak in ways that confirm the main arguments of the breakaway proponents.”
Mr Ablakwa ended his writeup by expressing the strong belief that Ghana shall remain one for all Ghanaians, as sang by Ephraim Amu in the National Anthem, and not a land for only “a preordained few.”
By a ghanahotissues.com writer
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