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JUST IN:Osafo-Maafo Breaks Silence On Leaked Ethnocentric Ashanti-Akyem Tape -Sends Strong Statement

Ghana's Senior Adviser to the President, Yaw Osei Maafo, has accepted his guilt in the leaked recording of him making comments regarded to be ethnically biased and racist.

ClassFM reports that Yaw Osafo-Maafo made a statement in which he admitted to making the ethnocentric comments and apologized for them.

According to Yaw Osafo-Maafo, the words were not meant to inflame Asantes or elicit racial animosity.

"I never intended to inflame tensions between Akyems and Asantes by making the remark. I have no desire for ethnic strife in our country or within the NPP. Regardless of the context in which the conversation took place, I admit that I made a mistake. Because of this, I'd want to extend my genuine and unreserved apologies," he stated.

It would be a mistake for Osafo-Maafo to try to inflame ethnic tensions with his decades of experience in Ghanaian politics.

Because of my many years of public service, I have no desire to further divide a country that I adore and for which I have dedicated my life to public service. As long as we have a single goal and vision for the country, "I will continue to share a common purpose and vision," he is alleged to have remarked.

On tape, the former Finance Minister praised the Akyems while claiming that the Asantes played no meaningful role in the war for independence.

In response to the leaked recording, Ashanti regional leaders and groups issued a scathing denunciation.

There was a statement from Bantama Youth Association, a group that slammed President Trump's top advisor.

Ashantis should be apologies to and retracted from the comments made by the members of the group.

Osafo-spokesperson, Maafo's Kwame Awuah Nimfour, spoke to TV3 about the group's reaction, saying they were dissatisfied but not surprised by the comments.

"We are not shocked that Yaw Osafo-Maafo is the source of the reported audio." In light of this, we've decided to keep an eye on him." "It is shocking to me," he continued, "that Asantes will be brought into a partisan subject that should not be triangulated.

"Hon Yaw Osafo Maafo is a bigot of the tribal kind. Why does he put himself up to so much abuse from so many people, including the younger generation? For the sake of your own party's interests in your region, why do you have to go after Asantes?" he asked.

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