- The MP for Ablekuma West, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has denied she apologized for her comments at Ebony's memorial service
-According to her, the statement being circulated with respect to the apology is flawed and should be ignored
- The MP is reported to have stated that she has lost a vote because Ebony would have voted for her in the 2020 elections
The Minister of Communications and Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma West, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has rejected a statement attributed to her in sections of the media.
She is reported to have expressed regret over her comments about Ebony’s vote in the next Parliamentary elections to be held in 2020.
In a report by MyNewsGH.com, she stated that she has neither issued a statement nor spoken to anyone about the incident.
At the one week memorial service held for Ebony at the St Martin de Porres school at Dansoman on Sunday, February 18, 2018, the minister is reported to have stated that she is sad the musician is no longer alive.
She added that it was because she believed the late musician would have voted for her in the next elections.
This was met with reactions from social media users who believed the statement was in bad taste.
However, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has denied passing comments about the incident.
She further noted that the statement allegedly issued from her office is fake and should therefore be disregarded.
Parts of the alleged apology from her office, which is being circulated on social media read as follows: “I wish to first and foremost apologize to the family and friends of Ebony who are hurt by the spin on my words which were taken completely out of context.
Those behind it as confirmed, being some NDC hirelings and rented journalists intended to have me be the object of ridicule and abuse on social media and possibly have me reshuffled by H.E the President as a Minister, have already failed.”
Ebony, together with her childhood friend, Franky Kuri, and her security detail, Francis Atsu Vondee, lost their lives in an accident on the Kumasi-Sunyani road on Thursday, February 8, 2018.
The driver of the Jeep in which they were travelling is currently on admission at the Bechem Government Hospital. Ebony would be buried on Saturday, March 17, 2018.