Collins Dauda Stokes religious Fracas
The Eastern Regional branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is calling on the Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Alhaji Collins Dauda to retract and apologize for portraying the party as anti-Muslims.
The NPP says the comments have rather dented the image of the Minister and the NDC.
The Eastern Regional NPP Organizer, Kwame Kodua told Onua FM’s Yen Sempa, hosted by Bright Asempa on Thursday that the comments were disparaging.
Alhaji Collins Dauda, addressing some Muslim youth in Koforidua, asserted that “They (NPP) are accusing several Muslims of not being Ghanaians. In 2000, they claimed that over 631 Muslims were not Ghanaians in Adeisu.
Today, that same person is in the Zongos trying to convince you and telling you things. The NPP that is talking to you today cannot be trusted. If you give them the chance to come to power again, they will do the same things to you.
“The NPP looked into my face and told me that because I am Morsi, I am not a Ghanaian and they challenged me to go to court until the court cleared me. These are the people we are talking about. My brothers and sisters, must you entertain someone who has hurt and deprived you in the past? These UP people are not people that the NDC and Muslims must listen to and trust,” the Local Government Minister reportedly told the Muslim community in Koforidua.
But Mr. Kodua said the Minister “has soiled himself and so he should come back and apologize and retract such comments.”
Apart from Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, who is the Vice presidential candidate of the NPP, there are several Muslims who are playing key and influential roles in the NPP’s campaign and so the claim that the NPP
will marginalize Muslims is baseless, he said.