- Ghana’s ruling party has moved to shield the Ashanti Regional Minister, Kofi Poku Manu following public criticism for allegedly inciting his supporters to slap opposition.
Ghana’s opposition party, New Patriotic Party (NPP) has called on President John Evans Atta Mills to immediately remove Mr Manu from office and also prosecute him for his alleged speech.
Mr Manu has reportedly told supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) at a meeting to beat up their opponents, who make unsavory remarks about the ruling party.
NDC said it is not his nature to encourage political violence and confusion. “He is gentle and a fine politician,” the party said.
The minister has expressed remorse and apologised for his comments in public. But, opposition still maintains that his apology is not enough, describing the minister’s words as being dangerous and morally unacceptable.
The opposition said the Minister’s conduct has placed a burden on President Mills to prove that he does not support, and has the courage to check the use of violent methods in political discourse by his appointees.
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