The National Peace Council has asked former Transport Minister, Dzifa Attivor, to retract alleged tribal comments she made to grassroots supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region on Tuesday.
The council said that the comments made by the former minister sought to pitch the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) against supporters of the NDC in the Volta Region and did not augur well for decency of the politics and peace in the country.
Chairman of the council, Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante, therefore called on her to apologise to the Ghanaian people and to the people of the Volta Region for taking them for a ride.
He said Dzifa Attivor's comments also put the NDC in a negative light.
“If you want to give the impression that your party will shield you when you do something wrong, but it is a different party that will deal with you, then you are not saying anything good about your party,” he told Accra-based Joy FM.
Rev. Asante called on political parties to ensure that their politics is driven by policies rather than simply trying to secure cheap votes.
During the launch of a group called ‘Ketu South For Fifi And Mahama’ at Wodoaba in the Ketu South district of the Volta Region on Tuesday, Dzifa Attivor said the NPP targeted only members of her ethnic group for prosecution.
She added that if the Volta Region did not vote for the NDC, she would end up in jail with an NPP government in power.