According to the group, “As considerably as we acknowledge the context in which the President tried to situate his remark, we suspect his generalization to encompass all Northerners has underpinning sentiments. It is in this respect we disagree with the President and connect with on him to demonstrate his bitterness against Northerners or Gonjas”.
The controversy was sparked after Mr. Mahama shared an short article by Bolga Central MP Isaac Adongo in which the labeling was utilised in his commentary on the Agyapa royalties deak
Below are specifics of the assertion by the group
We have come to be conscious of dangerous ethnocentric responses built by President Akufo -Addo throughout a assembly with the Catholic Bishop’s Convention final Friday at the Jubilee Dwelling. For the avoidance of question, we quote the comment under for reference:
“If I was to get up to make a remark about Northerners or Gonjas, you can imagine the uproar that will be in this nation.”
As much as we acknowledge the context in which the President tried using to situate his remark, we suspect his generalization to encompass all Northerners has underpinning sentiments. It is in this respect we disagree with the President and connect with on him to describe his bitterness versus Northerners or Gonjas.
We are at pains to realize why ‘our father’ will allow out such feelings as if he is squabbling with us. We want to know what President Akufo Addo has in opposition to Northerners that if he suggests it it will result in an uproar. We just want to know what ever unfavorable it is, we assure the general public that we will not connect with for an uproar. Just one lesson we figured out from a past President, our own Prof. Atta Mills, is that when a person is elected President, he gets a father for all not for a handful of or his tribe by itself. It is maybe on this idea that the Presidential oath that the President swore upon getting business entails a pledge to dedicate himself to the services and very well-currently being of the men and women of the Republic of Ghana and to do right to all manner of persons. With the obvious anger of the President in the direction of Northerners, it is not really very likely he will uphold this pledge.
Again we are pondering if it is the very same President who couple of times in the past admonished the complete populace to shun politicians who promote tribal politics. There are a lot of other tribes in Ghana but the choice of the Northerners which comprise many tribes is intriguing. We sense it is a refined assault on the Northern element of the country by a southern president who feels aligned to the south additional than the North. This is a crystal clear division of the unitary condition entrusted in the hands of the President. This mind-set lends credence to the notion of tribal politics by the very human being who admonishes versus it. It is almost nothing but hypocrisy at best.
We therefore strongly condemn the President’s insinuations and urge him to render an unqualified apology to Northerners at big. Democracy does not signify only a couple are liked and recognized in plural societies!