A New Patriotic Party Parliamentary hopeful for Kpone-Katamanso Constituency, Hopeson Yaovi Adorye has apologised for a statement he made at the pro-Alan Kyeremanten, “Aduru Woso Asanteman Health Walk” held in Kumasi.

According to organisers, the exercise, which was held on Saturday 13th August, 2022 aimed at boosting their health for the campaign to ‘break the 8’.

Mr. Adorye is reported to have said during the walk that, “The NPP has a tradition. Our tradition is Busia, Danquah and Dombo. Danquah represents Eastern Region and the bottom (south), Danquah represents Ashanti Region and the Bono areas, while Dombo represents Northern Region. The Dombos are always in the mix and fit as running mates to either a Danquah candidate or a Busia candidate. That tradition must continue.”

This statement has resulted in a backlash which has compelled Mr. Adorye to apologise.

In a press release dated August 15, the former MP for Kpone-Katamanso said: “Upon reflection, I realize that my statement may either have been misunderstood and offended some patriots, or deliberately turned around by political opponents for their misguided intentions. As much as it is not my nature, it definitely was not my intention to create this misunderstanding. I take full responsibility for my actions and sincerely apologize to all who are offended.”

Mr. Adorye used the opportunity to clarify that, “I am neither an Operations Director for Alan Kyerematen nor aware of any such campaign team created. Asanteman has spoken, Alan Kyerematen is NPP’s Unifier and the best choice for victory in 2024, and l am at peace with it.”