"I Erred" – Yaw Osafo-Maafo Apologizes

Senior Presidential Advisor to President Akufo-Addo, Yaw Osafo-Maafo has apologized for making some tribalistic comment in a leaked audio that circulated on social media.

The former Finance Minister received backlash after he was caught on tape suggesting that the Asantes played no significant role in the struggle for independence and that it was led by the Akyems.

In a statement to apologize, he said his “comment was never intended to stir up ethnic tensions between Akyems and Asantes...ethnic tension is not a thing I want for our country or the NPP.”

“Despite the nature and circumstances of the discussion, I concede that I erred”.

“I, therefore, wish to offer my unqualified and sincere apologies for these comments,” he added.

Read the full statement below