Joseph Yammin, the former Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister and vocal leader of the National Democratic Congress in the Ashanti Region, has spoken out against his Lebanese kin.
There have been reports that the NDC boss is not a Ghanaian and, as a result, is unable to serve in any capacity in the region, even as a Minister, due to his complexion.
Joseph Yamin, however, claimed in an interview re-streamed by MyNewsGh.com that he is Ghanaian and that concerns regarding his nationality are unnecessary.
Although his father is Lebanese, he was born and raised in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital, where he spent his whole childhood.
His mother is from Sankana in Ghana’s Upper West Region and is a part of the Mornah family, according to the former NDC Ashanti Regional Secretary.
“My father is of Labenese descent, but my mother is from Sankana in Ghana’s Upper West Region. He revealed, “She is from the Mornah family.”
Yamin said that if he had been a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), his nationality would not have been a problem, but now that he is a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), his nationality has become a source of contention in the region.
He claims to have tracked down his family in Labenon and paid them a visit with his wife.