The former NPP Parliamentary candidate for the Kpone-Katamanso constituency, Hopeson Yaovi Adorye has retracted and apologised his widely criticized ethnocentric comments against northerners in the NPP.
A team of Alan Kyerematen loyalists on Saturday, August 13, led by Mr. Adorye hit the streets of the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi, for a walk dubbed “Aduru wo so.”
Mr. Adorye, addressing the gathering, claimed that the next flagbearership position of the NPP must go to the Busia gate which is Alan Kyerematen and not Dr. Bawumia who is from the Dombo gate.
The NPP stalwart claimed “there is one thing I am going to say. The NPP has a tradition. Our tradition is Busia, Danquah and Dombo. Danquah represents Eastern Region and the bottom (south), Danquah represents Ashanti Region and the Bono areas, while Dombo represents Northern Region.
He continued, “whenever a Danquah leads the party, the Busia side steps aside but there is a Dombo (for a running mate), and whenever a Busia leads, the Danquah side steps aside but there is a Dombo (for a running mate). As for the Dombo’s they are always there (for a running mate).”
Though he initially clarified, the comment has continuously compelled some members of the elephant fraternity (NPP) to fire verbal attacks at him for what they believe to be tribal bigotry against NPP members in the North.
Mr. Adorye has released another statement explaining that his intention was not to discriminate against the Northerners nor to create upheavals or disunity within the party.
Despite still maintaining his stance that his comments had been miscontrued for political mischief by Alan Kyerematen’s opponents, he takes full responsibility for his actions and sincerely called for peace to prevail.
“Upon reflection, I realise that my statement may either have been misunderstood and offended some patriots or deliberately turned around by political opponents for their misguided intentions.
“As much as it is not my nature, it definitely was not my intention to create this misunderstanding,” he stated.
He adds “I take full responsibility for my actions and sincerely apologise to all who are offended.”
Read a copy of his full apology note below:
I refer to a statement I made on Saturday 13th August 2022 following the successful Alan, Aduru Woso Asanteman Health Walk in Kumasi and the ongoing comments on the statement on social media and some news websites.
Upon reflection, I realise that my statement may either have been misunderstood and offended some patriots or deliberately turned around by political opponents for their misguided intentions.
As much as it is not my nature, it definitely was not my intention to create this misunderstanding.
I take full responsibility for my actions and sincerely apologise to all who are offended.
I take this opportunity to state categorically that I am neither an Operations Director for Alan Kyerematen nor aware of any such campaign team created.
Asanteman has spoken, Alan Kyerematen is NPP’s Unifier and the best choice for victory in 2024, and l am at peace with it.
Source: Modern Ghana