Ex-Transport Minister, has vehemently rejected claims of ethnocentrism against her, over her call on the people in the Volta Region to massively come out in their numbers to register in the ongoing limited registration exercise organized by the Electoral Commission (EC) to vote against the New Patriotic Party (NPP) come November 7.
On suggestion that she was afraid of going to jail in the event of an Akufo-Addo government, the ex-minister emphatically told The Herald that “I am prepared to render account on my stewardship at any time, any day I am called upon” because as she put it “I acted diligently at all times and above reproach”.
In an exclusive interview with The Herald yesterday, a very relaxed Dzifa Aku Attivor insisted “I want to state categorically that I am not tribalistic and will never be one” adding “I only sought to remind our people in the Volta of a sad episode of Ghana’s history under the NPP and Kufuor administration”.
The Volta regional executives of the NDC and the General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the NDC National Organiser, Kofi Adams, have all defended Mrs Attivor.
Mrs Attivor explained that she “…cited the politically-motivated imprisonment of Dan Abodakpui, Victor Selormey and many others including Tsatsu Tsikata and charged them to go, register and vote massively for the NDC to prevent recurrence of what happened previously”.
However, she has taken notice of “a deliberate attempt by a section of the media, especially the Multimedia group to deceive the good people of Ghana, in relation to what I said at Wudoaba in the Ketu South Constituency of the Volta Region”.
She added that the attempt by the media house and some politicians, especially those from the NPP stock to tag her as tribal bigot, “will not materialize, because those who know me, knows I keep my doors wide open to everyone irrespective of colour, creed, gender or ethnic extraction.
Sounding very confident, she said “on the issue of my stewardship at the Ministry of Transport, I delivered my service to the best of my abilities, which is evident all over the country from the aviation to the maritime sub-sectors”.
“As a leader, you take responsibility of your stewardship and therefore I resigned on principle in connection with the bus branding controversy. As a leader, I took responsibility of what happened and therefore resigned. I am not sure this has ever happened in the history of our politics. I am therefore calling on people in the Volta Region to come out in their numbers and register and cast their ballot without any fear”
Source: The Herald
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