The Volta regional branch of the ruling National Democratic Congress has described as unfortunate tribal comments made by former transport minister Dzifa Attivor.
According to the regional chairman of the party, Kwadwo Gyapong, the party does not support tribal sentiments and would not want to go into the 2016 elections with such campaigns.
Attivor 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.
“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,” she said.
Speaking to Nii Arday Clegg on the Morning Starr Wednesday, Mr. Gyapong said the comments of the former minister do not reflect the opinions of the party in the region.
“…I was at the event but at that time I was not listening attentively to what she was saying. But having played back the tape on what she said, I think that we as a region are saying that it is unfortunate,” he stated.