The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Asutifi South in the Bono region is unapologetic about his ethnocentric comment.
Alhaji Collins Dauda said he stands by his comment that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has no good intentions for northerners in the country.
The Daily Guide newspaper reported that, Mr Dauda, addressing a rally of NDC faithful in his constituency, warned Zongo indigenes against joining or voting for the NPP.
“The NPP has no good intentions for Northerners and the Zongos,” he said, indicating that “if you are a Northerner and a member of the NPP, bear in mind that your fate is stalled,” he said.
The Asutifi South MP has been lampooned for promoting tribal politics to win sympathy votes ahead of the 2020 general election.
But, the unrepentant legislator said he was only re-echoing the obvious truth about how the NPP sees northerners.
“I was providing medication for their [NPP] illness and I’m happy it has gone viral in the media. Given another opportunity, I will say it again,” he opined on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme, Monday.
The Asutifi South MP claimed some members of the NPP in his constituency have vowed never to vote for a northerner to be an MP in the area.
When pushed by Ekosii Sen host, Philip Osei Bonsu to name the supposed NPP members, Mr Dauda said he will expose them when the ruling party challenges him.
Source: Ghana| Adomonline.com | Adwoa Gyasiwaa Agyeman