The members of Communal Labour Forum, a pressure group, have petitioned the National Peace Council against the Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, over what they claim to be reckless a video in which the MP is purported to have stated that ‘the real owners of Ghana are now in charge’.
The Communal Labour Forum described the comments allegedly made by the Minster as irresponsible and inflammatory, and has the tendency to cause divisions among ethnic groups and ignite tribal conflicts in the country.
It classified the supposed comment as “such ill motivated utterances as malnourished mentality and looking down on other political parties. Emphasizing on the painstaking conflicts that such utterances have around the world especially in our own African continent.”
According to the Forum, Hon. Ursla Owusu has clearly portrayed that she does not qualify to represent Ghanaians in Parliament since her constituency consisted of both majority and minority members.
In a statement signed by its convener, host of The Citizens Show on Accra FM, Nana Kwabena Bobie Ansah, he stated that the members of the Communal Labour called on the National Peace Council to condemn such reckless and divisive comment made by the minister.
The Forum also called on civil rights and religious bodies to take action and condemn such divisive comments especially in times like this when the country is battling with secessionists and preparing for a general election.
“The Labour Forum solemnly believes that the National Peace Council and other reputable organizations will welcome their petition with the utmost seriousness that is required and act swiftly to ensure national cohesion,” he said.