Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Alhaji Collins Dauda has warned Muslims against voting for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the coming elections.
According to him, the party has a long history of discriminating against Muslims.
The Minister while addressing some Muslim youth in Koforidua in the Eastern region, urged them not to vote for the NPP as well as their flagbearer, Nana Addo.
The Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition according to Collins Dauda, has a long history of discriminating against Muslims when they are in power, and will repeat itself under a Nana Addo government.
The Member of Parliament recalled that in the past, the party had accused several Muslims of not being Ghanaians. He made reference to the year 2000, when they claimed that over 631 Muslims were not Ghanaians in Adeisu. The MP also recalled the period he suffered the same discrimination from the party.
He said that;
“The NPP looked into my face and told me that because I am Morsi, I am not a Ghanaian”
Emphasizing further, he continued that he had been asked by the party to go to court to get a clarification.
Having said all these, Collins Dauda stressed that everyone must learn about their history so they can be guided into the future. He urged the people not to forget the past in a hurry, just because of the empty promises which have been made to them by the NPP.
He urged the people to vote for the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), which is known to be devoid of discrimination. He explained that the ruling party is what Ghana needs, considering its vast cultural diversity.
Meanwhile, some prominent personalities of the NPP are not finding his comments funny. The Deputy Communications Director of the party; Anthony Karbo, who spoke on Starr News, has described his comments as reckless and embarrassing.