NPP joins calls for Attivor apology for tribal comments

 

NPP joins calls for Attivor apology for tribal comments

The opposition NPP has joined calls for former Transport minister Dzifa Attivor to retract her tribal comments suggesting that the party has a penchant for jailing politicians from the Volta Region and apologise for same.

A statement signed by the communications director of the party Nana Akomea said it is falsehood for anybody to suggest that the party targeted any ethnic group while in power.

It is difficult to believe a former Minister of State will speak like this. Goverments or political parties do not jail people. Government may initiate criminal prosecution. It is only the Judiciary that can impose jail sentences.
It is strange that Dzifa Attivor a former Minister of State, doesn’t know this!

"The NPP government did ALSO initiate criminal prosecution against Konadu Rawlings and Kwame Peprah (Ashantis ), lbrahim Adams (Northerner) Shirley Ayittey (Ga), Sipa Yankey ( Nzema) etc and even prosecuted a member of the NPP government - Malam Issah ( Northerner), the statement noted.

Read the statement below.

Dzifa Attivor, the resigned former Minister of State for Transport, yesterday at an NDC public rally at Aflao, commented that; voters in the Volta Region should not vote for the NPP; as the NPP administration, by "jailing" messrs Abodakpi, Tsatsu Tsikata and Victor Selormey, has a record of "jailing" ewes /voltarians; hence voltarians/ewes should vote to prevent the NPP from coming into office, or she Dzifa Attivor and other NDC ministers from the Volta Region will end up in jail.

It is difficult to believe a former Minister of State will speak like this. Goverments or political parties do not jail people.

Government may initiate criminal prosecution. It is only the Judiciary that can impose jail sentences.

It is strange that Dzifa Attivor a former Minister of State, doesn’t know this!

The NPP government did ALSO initiate criminal prosecution against Konadu Rawlings and Kwame Peprah (Ashantis ), lbrahim Adams (Northerner) Shirley Ayittey (Ga), Sipa Yankey ( Nzema) etc and even prosecuted a member of the NPP government - Malam Issah ( Northerner).

So was the NPP government engaged in tribal agenda against all these other tribes/ethnic groups in which these others belong?

The NDC government (of which Dzifa Attivor was a member), prosecuted former Ministers Asamoah Boateng and Osei Adjei (Fante and Ashanti ) and messrs Wireko Brobbey and Kwadwo Mpiani etc. Was the government of the NDC engaged in tribal agenda with these prosecutions?

Why did Dzifa Attivor resign? She resigned because of suspicion she had colluded with Smartty’s Ltd to cause financial loss of Ghc1.9 million of poor taxpayers monies.
Her own former colleague the Attorney General has recommended that she be prosecuted.

The NDC government of President Mahama is suspected of trying to shield her from prosecution by not publishing the Attorney General’s report and recommendations.

Now the courts of Ghana have ordered the report to be released and all Ghanaians will question why she has not been prosecuted yet.

Dzifa Attivor, per the Attorney General’s unpublished report, has caused great financial loss to the taxpayer. It is pathetic that she is trying to escape justice by inciting tribal hatred against the NPP.

By her outbursts, she also portrayed and confirmed that President Mahama’s government has not focused on fighting corruption in his government.

Did Dzifa Attivor share her V8 four wheel with ewes/voltarians? Did she share her massive per diems with ewes/voltarians? How much of the Ghc1.9 million did she give to ewes/voltarians?

Dzifa Attivor’s remarks are ill informed, tribalistic, ethnically divisive, non sensical, corruption driven and totally unworthy of a former Minister of State.

She should apologise forthwith and cease making such embarrassing comments not only to herself but to Ghanaian democracy.

Nana Akomea
Director of Communications


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