The New Patriotic Party has asked former Transport Minister, Dzifa Attivor, to retract and apologise for the tribalistic comments she made to supporters of the National Democratic Congress.
Mrs Attivor, in the Volta region, urged NDC supporters in the region to vote massively to retain the NDC otherwise NDC members in the Volta Region would be jailed should the NPP win the 2016 election.
She said a New Patriotic Party (NPP) government in 2017 will arrest ministers under the NDC government just like it did in 2001, when the NPP assumed the reins of government. She mentioned the incarceration of Tsatsu Tsikata, Victor Selormey and Dan Abodakpi as examples.
But the NPP has taken exception to such comments describing it as unacceptable, noting it has the tendency to bring chaos into the country.
“The comment is tantamount to chaos. It is not good for our democracy and it is not good for the sub-region,” Volta Regional Chairman of the NPP, Peter John Amewu, told host of Onua FM’s Yen Sempa Kwame Karikari on Wednesday
He said “such comments are below the belt. They are ethnocentric comments and very tribalistic which has the tendency of breaking the nation”.
Mr. Amewu disagreed with Mrs Attivor on the claim that those people who were incarcerated were witch hunted, saying “the people who were sentenced for causing financial loss to the State were not only Voltarians. As we speak today, the NDC is trying Woyome, so are we saying the NDC is victimizing the NDC?”
The NPP Chairman said “this comment is highly unacceptable and she needs to come back and apologize to the good people of Ghana”.
Touching on the call by Mrs Attivor to the people to invite their relatives in Togo to come and register in the upcoming limited voters registration, Mr Amewu said