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27-Apr-2016  
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Nana Akomea, Communications Director of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has condemned former Transport Minister Dzifa Attivor’s remarks comment on a campaign platform in the Volta Region as "ill informed, tribalistic, ethnically divisive and totally unworthy of a former Minister of State."

Dzifa Attivor, who was speaking in her party’s stronghold, the Volta Region, called on the grassroots to reject the NPP because the opposition party prosecuted only members of her ethnic group, Ewes, during its 8-year hold on power.

Akufo-Addo, who began the prosecution of Dan Abodakpi and Victor Serlomey in 200,1 is now the presidential candidate of the NPP for the 2016 presidential elections.

Dzifa expressed fears that an NPP government would continue where it left off by jailing the Volta regional front liners in the NDC, including herself anf Fifi Kwetey.

But in a sharp riposte, Nana Akomea, in a statement issued on Wednesday slammed the former Transport Minister for the "nonsensical and corruption-driven" remarks and urged her to "apologise forthwith and cease making such embarrassing comments not only to herself but to Ghanaian democracy".

A disbelieving Nana Akomea wondered how a former Minister of State could fail to know that a "government may initiate criminal prosecution" but "it is only the Judiciary that can impose jail sentences".

He sought to know if the NDC could be accused of engaging in tribal agenda following the prosecutions former Ministers Asamoah Boateng and Osei Adjei (Fante and Ashanti ) and messrs Wireko Brobbey and Kwadwo Mpiani.

"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?" he quizzed.


Read the full statement below.....

 



DZIFA ATTIVOR MUST APOLOGISE FOR HER RECKLESS TRIBAL AND CORRUPT COMMENTS

Dzifa Attivor
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 potrayed 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
 
Source: Peacefmonline.com/Ghana
 
 

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