Withdraw Ursula Owusu's candidature immediately – Northern Coalition demands

The Coalition Of Northern Youth Groups has called on the National Executive Council of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to “immediately suspend Madam Ursula Owusu as a member of the Party and unconditionally withdraw her candidature from the Ablekuma West constituency elections”.

Speaking at a press conference, convener of the group, Dombe Kwame, also called on the NPP flagbearer to “as a matter of urgency, come out and apologize unconditionally to all Northerners.”

According the group, their stance is informed by comments made by Madam Ursula Owusu on Okay FM on Thursday November 29, 2012, where she branded all northerners as cattle rearers in an attempt to “justify the NPP’s dubious and vote driven free SHS.” According to the group, Madam Ursula Owusu said “but for free education, NDC stalwarts like Alhaji Insuah Fuseini will be rearing cattle because that is what uneducated Northerners do.”

“As Northerners, we fell extremely scandalised and violated by the tribally laced invectives aimed solely at using falsehoods to create the impression that people from the three Northern regions of Ghana are inferior to other tribes in Ghana.”

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