Attivor defends alleged tribal remarks

Attivor defends alleged tribal remarks

Embattled Dzifa Attivor has defended comments she made on campaign platform in the Volta Region on Tuesday to the effect that if Ewes do not vote for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) wins the November elections, Ewes like her would be persecuted by the new government.

Attivor defends alleged tribal remarks

Dzifa Attivor

In an interview with the Daily Graphic on Wednesday, the former transport minister said her statement was not meant to incite any ethnic group against another or cause disaffection for any group of people in the country.

“I was only reminding our people (Voltarians) about the historical antecedents of the United Party (UP), as well as its descendants the NPP which is known to have a strong aversion for the people of the Volta Region,” she said.

She stressed that she had the right to rally her people to “protect their dignity and common identity”.

Attivor added that she did not have any fears of going to jail in the “unlikely event the NPP took power in the November polls”.

She said she did not commit any crime as a minister in the NDC government and even outside government to harbour such  apprehension.

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Attivor provoked outrage when she said 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, that the NPP targeted only members of her ethnic group for prosecution.

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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.

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