The Dean of Studies and Research at the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS), Dr Eric Oduro Osae has described as unfortunate comments made by a flagbearer hopeful of the NDC Alban Bagbin against the appointment of two persons with disabilities during the John Mahama administration.

He said Mr Alban Bagbin, a man whose desire is to lead the party should be mindful of his utterances against people in his party.

I think the statement by Alban was unfortunate. A man who wants to lead a party and even thinking of becoming a president should be careful with his utterances” he said on Adom FM’s morning show Dwaso Nsem Friday.


Bagbin slammed former president John Mahama for appointing Dr Boamah as Communications Minister, in spite of him being a stammerer.

“I learnt from tradition that it is not the chief that speaks, it is the linguist and so, when you are a leader, you must have a very good linguist; when Prof [Atta Mills] was in power, Haruna Iddrisu was our linguist in charge of communication, when my brother John [Mahama] came to power, he substituted him for Dr Omane Boamah who is a natural stammerer,” the Nadowli Kaleo MP said during his tour of the Volta Region.

But Dr Oduro Osae says Alban Bagbin was under pressure to make such comments.

He is, therefore, asking Mr Alban Bagbin to immediately apologise to Ghanaians.

Meanwhile, persons who stammer have issued a statement demanding an apology from the legislator over the comments they consider as “disparaging”.

We find his description of the former minister not only unguarded, reckless and infantile but an attack on all well-meaning stammerers in the Communications Industry,” the statement said.






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