In an exclusive interview with Abakabre Frimpong Manso on NEAT 100.9 Fm, a very remorseful Betty Mould-Iddrisu asked for forgiveness from the Golden Stool occupant and all descendants of the Ashanti Kingdom.
Betty Mould, addressing party supporters in the Ashanti region a couple of days back, lamented what she describes as the biases of the media in the Ashanti region when it comes to reporting achievements of the performance of the Mills and Mahama administrations.
“Sometimes when I listen to the radio and I hear the things that are said on the radio, I feel pain, I feel pained that I am an Ashanti. I wonder why we can’t value what we have. I wonder why we can’t acknowledge that in Africa, Ghana is number one and among the top five countries,” she is reported to have said.
But the Vice Chairperson of NDC retracted stating that: “I am a true Ashanti and would not turn my back on my heritage. My words were twisted and would want to say sorry to all who have been hurt as a result of my statements”.
In a response to Betty Mould-Iddrisu’s request for forgiveness, Kwame Opoku Gyamfi, the Public Relations Officer of the group, Ashanti Youth Association (AYA) who was at the time of the interview preparing to lodge a formal complain with the leadership of the Ashanti Kindgom on the “behaviour of their daughter”, accepted the apology and praised her “for the courage and sincerity” she’s shown.
“…I am in Accra and was just about setting off for Kumasi to report her to her Kinsmen but from what i have just heard on Neat FM, Hon. Betty Mould-Iddrisu has earned my respect. This shows she is a well cultured Ashanti and a courageous woman and even though we (AYA) have not met as a group, I can say we have forgiven her and she has our respect.”