The National Peace Council has asked Madam Attivor to retract her statement as well as apologize for the tribal comments she made.
The comments made earlier by former Transport Minister, Madam Dzifa Attivor to the NDC supporters in the Volta Region did not go down well with the National Peace Council. The National Peace Council has therefore asked Madam Attivor to retract her statement as well as apologize for the tribal comments she made against the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
According to the council, the statements she made has the tendency of causing a rift between the opposition NPP and supporters of the NDC. The chairman of the council, Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante has demanded that the former Transport Minister apologises for trying to trick the people.
In his words, he said Madam Dzifa Attivor had taken the people for a ride. At an NDC rally at the Volta region, Diza Attivor appealed to the Voltarians to come out in their numbers and vote for the ruling party, otherwise people from the Volta Region who are members of the NDC will be jailed.
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She had said at the rally that the opposition NPP is a tribal party and it is bent on prosecuting Ewes including her and her NDC colleagues. Dzifa Attivor who hails from Ewe, had made reference to the NPP’s regime of 2001 to 2008, saying that the party only targeted members who hail from her ethnic group.
For this reason, Attivor who resigned at the climax of the bus re-branding saga, lamented that she might go behind bars if the NPP comes into power.
The National peace council consequently rebuked her for the tribal comments she made against the opposition party. Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante also detected that such comments would create a negative impression of the party. According to him, Diza Attivor gave an impression that her party is lenient to its members who break the law which is not healthy for the NDC’s political reputation.