I won’t apologise – KT Hammond defends comments on military deployments

Member of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa, K.T. Hammond has descried calls from him to apologise over ethnocentric comments he made about people living in the Volta region as ‘nonsense’.

The MP in a video, justified that the military deployed to the Volta region, a strong hold of the opposition National Democratic Congress is to prevent foreigners from registering in the upcoming compilation voters’ register.

His comments has, however, infuriated natives of the region and the opposition party who are demanding apology and retraction.

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But in an interview with JoyNews, the MP said he will not apologise because the NDC is propagating is propagating his speech with malice.

“I can’t in the life of me imagine that any institution like Joy FM will put out a message as dangerous as this, as ethnocentric as this. What was it meant to achieve?” he quizzed.

The Minister believed that the interpretation the opposition has given to his innocent statements is mainly to dent his reputation and cause chaos in the country.

“Why do I regret when I was stating the fact. Togolese are not Ghanaians unless you have some definition of Togolese which means Ghana,” the MP said when given the opportunity to apologise.

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