Women’s Organiser of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) Hajia Joyce Zaynab Mahama says she is glad about the quick manner in which Alhaji Halidu Haruna, a member of the party’s communication team, expressed remorse about his recent comments that stirred anger among some female celebrities.
Alhaji Haruna had taken on the celebrities especially Lydia Forson, who had compared President John Dramani Mahama, in an open letter, to a school kid “who is always last, always gives wrong answers and never seems to grasp what is being taught.”
But after receiving heavy criticism for his suggestion that some of the female celebrities including Yvonne Nelson were prostitutes for being single after 30 years, the former aide to the Chief of Staff expressed remorse about his statement – which was posted on his Facebook page.
He has, therefore, apologized to the celebrities and Ghanaian women as a whole.
But speaking on TV3’s News @10 on Monday, May 4, 2014, Hajia Mahama clarified that the Public Relations Officer of the National Hajj Committee made his comments as a person and they did not represent government nor the NDC.
“He made the comments as a person and, fortunately, on his side, I have heard him,” the NDC Women’s Organiser observed.
“It takes some people a hundred years to say ‘I am sorry’. I think I am proud of Alhaji.”
Respect the president!
Hajia Mahama was, however, concerned about the manner in which some celebrities – especially younger ones – are unguarded in their criticism of “the father of the nation.”
“I will plead with them that when they are on air they should stop [some of] the comments they make,” she pleaded.
She said Ghanaian women are trained and for the celebrities they are role models to millions of young ones.
“Our culture is to respect grown-up people…whoever wants to talk to [President Mahama] should accord him respect.”
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh |3news.com|Ghana