Former Transport minister Dzifa Attivor has appealed to residents of the Volta region to retain the NDC in power in the upcoming polls in order to avoid the witch-hunting of politicians from the region.
According to her, the New Patriotic Party has the penchant for targeting and jailing leading figures of the NDC from the region, when they are in power.
Mrs Attivor made reference to the incarceration of Tsatsu Tsikata, Victor Selormey and Dan Abodakpi by the NPP government for their various roles in the Rawlings-led NDC government.
Addressing supporters of the ruling party at Ketu South in the Volta region, Mrs Attivor said she and Agric minister Fiifi Kwetey, who both hail from the region, may be targeted and jailed if the NPP wins power.
“When the NPP came to power in 2001, a lot of our people were sent to prison; Victor Selormey, Dan Abordakpui, and so on, was imprisoned. Was it because no other persons committed crime in Ghana? But it was only Ewes that they jailed.
“I want to entreat you not do anything for me and Fiifi Kwetey go to prison. It lies with you all to ensure that no Ewe person goes to prison. So I am pleading with you to work hard and deliver the 120 thousand vote target for the party in the constituency,” sh said.
Attivor resigned her post last year following the embarrassing controversy that surrounded the bus rebranding contract awarded NDC supporter Selassie Ibrahim.