NDC man comes under fire for insulting Samira Featured

Members of the Fulani Association of Bawku and Binduri in the Upper East Region have given a five-day ultimatum to the NDC’s deputy communications officer in Binduri, Paul Abagre Ayamba, to retract a disparaging comment he made about the Second Lady, Hajia Samira Bawumia, and apologise to her accordingly.

The aggrieved Fulanis see the comment as “sexually abusive, ethnocentric and an insult to all Fulanis”.

Commenting on a statement by the Second Lady regarding how the National Democratic Congress responds to speeches and statements by her husband, Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia, the NDC communications officer used unprintable words to suggest that Mrs Bawumia has been involved in extramarital affairs.

The unprovoked attacks on the Second Lady followed her interview on the Accra-based Asempa FM on March 10 in which she appealed to NDC members always to challenge her husband with facts rather than throwing insults at him every time he speaks.

Tribal attack

Members of the Fulani Association wondered why the NDC officer sought to relate the Second Lady’s statement to her tribe. “Couldn’t he have responded to her statement without bringing her tribe into it?” they quizzed.

“We the Fulani Association do not only find these comments derogatory and ethnocentric, but also an attack on all Fulanis and other minority tribes within Binduri and beyond.

“These tribally segregating comments have the potential of derailing the peace that coexists between the various tribes in Binduri,” Kuridu Mohammed Mumuni, president of the Association, said at a press conference in Bawku.

NDC complicity

The group expressed disappointment at the deafening silence of the NDC and the MP for the area, Robert Baba Kuganab-Lem, in response to the distasteful comments by their officer, and said it constituted a tacit endorsement of the remarks.

They called on the Kusaug Traditional Council, the Bawku Inter-Ethnic Peace Committee, gender rights activists, civil society organisations, human rights organisations and peace-loving Ghanaians to condemn the comment “and order him to, as a matter of urgency, retract these tribal insults and apologise unconditionally to all Fulanis or face our wrath within five days”.

They also cautioned all political parties “to treat us with utmost respect in their public engagements”.

“The Fulanis are very cognisant of our right to personal dignity. For that matter, any attempt to trample upon this right will be met with full resistance going forward,” they warned.

They called on the security agencies to act in reponse to the offending comments, describing them as being against Article 17 (2) of the 1992 constitution, which stipulates that “no citizen shall be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race or religion”.


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