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Patriotic Youth Movement, a youth group in Sekyere Kumawu Constituency of the Ashanti Region has mounted a strong pressure on its Member of Parliament Hon. Philip Atta Basoah to publish the names and number of the youth he claimed has recruited into the various security agencies from the constituency.
A press statement signed by the Coordinator and the PRO and copied to TVNEWSGH.COM, has given the MP seven days ultimatum to publish those names, towns or retract and apologize to them.
“We are patiently giving Hon. Basoah seven days to come out with the details requested above or retract his statements and apologized to the good people of Kumawu constituency for throwing dust into our eyes”
The statement below:
PATRIOTIC YOUTH MOVEMENT – KUMAWU
PUBLISH OR RETRACT
On the 30th of November 2019 at Fox FM, during Hard Ball, a live political talk show programme hosted by Addallah, the Member of Parliament for Kumawu constituency Hon. Philip Basoah made some pronouncements on the show which we consider to be untruth.
Hon. Basoah made mention that he had facilitated the employment of large numbers of the youth of Kumawu constituency into the security services, namely: the military, police service, prison service, the fire service and the immigration service. He even went further to add that should other colleague Members of Parliament and their constituents get to know the numbers of such recruitments he had facilitated, there will be enormous pressure on them to do same.
Ladies and gentlemen, we as Patriotic Youth of Kumawu constituency read the above pronouncements from our Member of Parliament with shivers running down our spine. We are completely shocked because we utterly can not believe our ears when we listen to him nor can we believe our eyes when we read his statements.
We queued and voted for him and we have not traveled out of the constituency since then. We can emphatically state that from Oyoko to Woraso , from Banko to Akrokyere, from Timate to Bahankra to Mubea, not a single soul of the land has had recruitment into any of the security services which was facilitated, commenced or even finished by Hon. Philip Basoah.
We consider his statement as a mere propaganda targeted to confuse delegates to consider him as the Parliamentary primaries draw closer.
We as Patriotic Youth of Kumawu constituency per this press release is demanding that Hon. Philip Basoah, our Member of Parliament:
1. Publish categorically the number of employment he had facilitated into the military, the police service, the prison service, the fire service and the immigration service since he became a Member of Parliament.
2. Publish the name of each individual he facilitated his or her recruitment into the security services.
3. Publish which town or village in the Kumawu constituency where each person he gave employment to comes from.
We are patiently giving Hon. Basoah seven days to come out with the details requested above or retract his statements and apologized to the good people of Kumawu constituency for throwing dust into our eyes.
Ladies and gentlemen, if after one week we heard nothing from our Member of Parliament, we can assure you the press that you will hear from us again in another form.
1. Sefa Tweneboah. 0542560880
(P. R. O.)
2. Frank Ntim