A group known as the Zongo Coalition has kicked against the reappointment of the Ashanti regional minister, Hon. Simon Osei-Mensah over what the group described as his continuous loose talks and offensive tribalistic comments.
They argued that such a personality is not fit to hold any public position.
Below is the full statement:
REJECT HON. SIMON OSEI-MENSAH FOR PUBLIC POSITION
The Zongo Coalition expresses its outright rejection for the appointment of Hon. Simon Osei-Mensah, following his existential remarks that northerners need to be vaccinated at Suame, as a requirement-permit for entry into Kumasi. Please, revisit the findable audio for decisive action.
Such abhorrent and derogatory words by Mr. Osei-Mensah makes President Donald J. Trump, an angel in the weird wild world of bigotry, tribalism, and racism.
Decorating Mr. Simon, with a ministerial or public position is an official endorsement of the recorded vile audio by your high office of the president, which is a gross insult, and betrayal of Northerners and Muslims, particularly, who vigorously campaigned for the New Patriotic Party.
The coalition is calling on President Nana Akuffo Addo to set the standard by showing the former Ashanti regional minister the exit door because demeaning other tribes can have volatile consequences.
Whilst appealing to your office for swift and immediate action, It is worth noting that, our unquestionable petition won’t end at your good office but shall, and would constantly work with civil societies, including the modern-day technology for the deserved rights of Northerners or the entire Zongo.
The Coalition of National Zongo Political Groupings is an advocacy political-movement to concentrate Zongo electoral influence. It aims at uniting and mobilizing Zongo communities or individuals across the political divide to support members
CC: The Speaker Of Parliament
The Media, Northern caucus of parliament