Members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Yapei-Kusawgu Constituency of the Savannah Region have said they seriously take strong objection to the reckless, childish, unfounded and ridiculous comment made by the Minister of Information Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah on the floor of Parliament against the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Yapei-Kusawgu Constituency Hon John Abudulai Jinapor and demand of the Minister to within three clear days withdraw that statement and apologise to the hard working MP or face their wrath.
A statement signed by the NDC Secretary for the Yapei-Kusawgu Constituency Mr Latif lddi Atingpo said and copied to Bole based Nkilgi FM said; “The attention of the good people of Yapei Kusawgu Constituency have been drawn to a statement made on the floor of parliament by One Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister of lnformation where he referred to the outstanding and distinguished Member of Parliament for Yapei Kusawgu Constituency Hon. John Jinapor as “papa no”; a derogatory slang that is currently in circulation of the social media space by some Ghanaians.
The statement further said the Chiefs, Indigenes, Elders, Opinion leaders, lmams, Pastors, Youth, Women groups and the good people of Yapei- Kusawgu Constituency find this conduct by the minister as very unfortunate, unacceptable and disrespectful.
“This, apart from lacking candour, is also so sad, shameful and scandalous to have emanated from a whole minister of state, who is expected to show moral uprightness in all his affairs, especially, when it has to do with parliament, a law making arm of government, but not descend this low as if he was engaging one of his numerous ‘gay’ partners as he is alleged to have done always”; the statement said.
“It is imperative at this juncture to declare to Mr. Oppong Nkrumah and his NPP that, Hon. Jinapor, is happily married, well cultured and always made his submission on the floor of parliament devoid of insults, hate and personality attacks. These distinguished qualities of Hon John Jinapor are not veiled from the Ghanaian public and have as such won him the love and respect of the Ghanaian”.