Politics of Monday, 20 June 2016
A group calling itself Odododiodoo Youth for Accountability (OYA) is demanding an unqualified apology from the area MP, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, for allegedly describing Old Fadama as an area that breeds criminals.
The group claims the MP, during an event organized by Afri-One Youth in Accra three months ago, described Old Fadama as a community that produces criminals.
Speaking to Citi News on the sidelines of a press conference today at Old Fadama, convener of the group, Samuel Malu, said drastic action will be taken against the Member of Parliament if he fails to apologize.
Mr. Malu noted that Mr. Vanderpuye had attributed the killing of the MP from Abuakwa North, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, as being carried out someone from Old Fadama and “it simply means he is saying we are the criminals here. He is confirming it by using that example.”
“We want to let him know that Old Fadama as he is describing is not a criminal zone because we know very well that every house, there is a ‘Mensah’. Old Fadama may have one or two people who are negatives but that does not make the whole community bad,” he added.
The group have warned they will vote out the MP if he persists in painting the community with a broad brush painting them “black.”
“We want to put him right that we are not criminals and if he claims we are criminals, we will show him in the general elections that is coming,” Mr. Malu threatened.