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Hopeson Adorye replies critics over ‘ethnic comments’

Hopeson Adorye replies critics over ‘ethnic comments’

Hopeson Adorye, a key member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), claims the critiques of his comments during a health walk in Kumasi are intended to deflect attention away from the program’s effectiveness.

According to him, the statement’s headlines are deceptive, and he is surprised by the backlash it has created.

“A number of individuals phoned me to express they were offended by the comments. But I know it’s simply office politics. They simply want to deflect attention from the program’s success and large attendance.

“It was one of the largest walks in Ghana, and indications indicate we had over 200,000 people come,” he stated on Accra’s Okay FM.

Mr Adorye has come under fire for reportedly saying that “Northerners and Muslims are only appropriate for Running Mate jobs” during a health walk in honor of Trade and Industry Minister Alan Kyerematen over the weekend.

The Aduru woso walk, which means “it’s your turn,” saw people dressed in branded party T-shirts with photographs of Mr Kyerematen march along Kumasi’s main streets to show their support for his flagbearership contest.

Mr Adorye has now denied making the above-mentioned comments.

The NPP’s Kpone Katamanso Parliamentary candidate for 2020 claims he has no idea why party “shenanigans” would try to alter his statements.

To him, he spoke in plain language about the founding traditions of the NPP over the years and nothing more.

SOURCE: Gertrude Otchere

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