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General News of Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Source: adomonline.com

Blind Union rejects Bagbin’s diluted apology

The Ghana Blind Union says they will not accept the half-hearted apology rendered by the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban Bagbin.

Describing his apology as a diluted one, the blind union says the apology of Mr Bagbin was not satisfying and does not show any sense of remorse.

Mr Bagbin, who is vying for the flagbearership position of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), at a meeting with members of the party in the Volta Region last week, attributed the poor performance of the party at the 2016 General Elections to some appointments made by former President John Mahama.

The Nadowli Kaleo Member of Parliament claimed that Mr Mahama’s appointment of Dr Omane Boamah, a stammerer, as Communications Minister and Dr Seidu Danaa, a visually impaired, as Chieftaincy Minister were in bad taste.

His comments were, however, met with criticisms by sections of the public; with some civil society organisations demanding an apology and his resignation from Parliament.



But addressing a press conference Tuesday, Mr Bagbin apologised, especially to persons living with disabilities for his comments.

He, however, claimed that his comments were misconstrued and not meant to disparage persons with disabilities.



But President of the Blind Union, Dr Obeng Asamoah said the Nadowli Kaleo MP’s apology is not proper because he didn’t show respect to persons with disabilities.

“We won’t accept Mr Bagbin’s apology. We see the apology as a diluted one so he should come again. The apology is not proper because he didn’t show any remorse. We see his apology rather as an insult to us and so he should do it again,” he said on Accra based Neat FM monitored by Adomonline.com.