Presidential hopeful of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alban Bagbin has rendered an unqualified apology to Ghanaians, especially persons with disability for his comments against them.
According to him, he takes full responsibility for the comments he made, which he said was misrepresented by some members of the NDC for their political interest.
He said, “I want to take full responsibility for the indiscretion of going with issues that will otherwise be private to the NDC. I have learnt that such disclosure could raise emotions among some sections of the Ghanaian society.”
He told NDC delegates in the Volta Region last week that Okudzeto-Ablakwa, then Deputy Education Minister in charge of Tertiary, had ‘problems’ before he got his certificate from the university.
“We had very good materials in our last government but the placement was wrong. Look at my son-in-law Ablakwa -brilliant handsome young man but he had problems before he got his certificate at Legon. You recall they almost rusticated him,” Bagbin fired.
Mr. Bagbin is also reported to have attributed the poor performance of the previous National Democratic Congress government in the last Presidential and Parliamentary elections to the appointment of the two disabled person’s; Ministers, a stammerer, Dr. Omane Boamah and Dr. Seidu Danaa, a blind person.
By: Joseph Nii Ankrah