A cross section of youth in the Ashanti Region called the Bantama Youth Association has issued strong statement to a senior advisor to the President of Ghana, Mr Yaw Osarfo Marfo to render an unqualified apology for insulting Ashantis. Mr Yaw Osarfo Marfo in a viral leaked audio tape available to Maaka Maaka News said Ashantis didn’ t contribute anything to the fight for Ghana’ s independence.
According to him, when people from the Ashanti tribe literally did nothing when other founding members of Ghana were fighting. He stated categorically it was their forefathers from Eastern Region who fought for Ghana. Where were the Ashantis? he asked.
Upon hearing this leak video, Bantama Youth Association in their communique has described Mr Yaw Osarfo Marfo as a tribal bigot and should be shameful of himself for such comments. ” We are not surprised that the contents of the alleged audio are coming from Yaw Osarfo Marfo. We are aware he has a history of making supposedly tribalistic comment.
He is, however, shocked that the Asantes will be drawn into an issue that is purely partisan and should not be tribalized” The group further stated that the region has 47 MPs and not even a single person has challenged what Mr. Yaw Osarfo Marfo has said. In the upcoming elections, they have threatened to vote all of them out of power.
” We have 47 Members of Parliamentfrom Ashanti Region and money of them is helping in development of the region. Our Maps have disappointed us and if they do not change their style, we pick our members to contest various constituency in 2024 elections”
While they await the senior advisor to retract his statement and apologize, they will report him to Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu to deal with him.
” We will petition the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu ll on this development
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