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NDC demands removal of Stephen Yakubu as Upper East Regional Minister

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The National Democratic Congress’s communications bureau in the Upper East Region has demanded that President Nana Akufo Addo remove the Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu, from office over his recent comments on the NDC flag bearer’s 24-hour economy policy proposal.

Mr. Yakubu, during a festival celebration in Sakote in the Nabdam District of the Upper East Region, made comments that suggested men might not be able to have sexual relations with their wives if the 24-hour economy were implemented.

Addressing a press conference at the party’s Regional office in Zuarungu, the Regional Communications Officer, Jonathan Abdallah Salifu, stated that the comments made by the Regional Minister exposed his lack of competence to foster the development of the region.

He said, “In light of these, our position is that the dishonorable Stephen Yakubu has outlived his usefulness as a Regional Minister in the face of the growing challenges that the people of the region continue to encounter daily. The challenges that confront us in the region require someone with the needed depth and intellectual prowess, not the jocular and disastrous minister like him. If he and his appointor take the people of the Upper East Region seriously, he should have long resigned or been fired from his post. It is completely unacceptable to continue to expend the scarce resources of the taxpayer on a clueless leader like Stephen Yakubu.”

Mr. Abdallah Salifu has therefore issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the Regional Minister to apologize to the people of the region or face a series of demonstrations.

He said, “We in the NDC take serious exception to the unrepentant attitude of the NPP and its leaders at launching needless scathing attacks on well-meaning Ghanaian women at the least opportunity they find. We, therefore, unequivocally condemn the backward and stereotypical attack and attempt by the dishonorable Stephen Yakubu and the NPP to portray and present the women of this region as mere sex objects. We thus demand an immediate retraction and apology from Mr. Yakubu within 48 hours. If the minister fails to comply with this, it will prompt civil actions, including massive demonstrations against him, to emphasize our demand for respect and equality for all.”

Mr. Abdallah Salifu, touching on the military brutality that happened a few weeks ago in Garu, demands compensation for victims of the brutality.

“Again, we demand swift action to ensure victims of military brutality in Garu are properly treated and compensated, as the head of the Regional Security Council (RESEC), whose negligence caused the unfortunate incident.”

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Samuel Adagom|Bolgatanga|Ghana

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