"You won’t take NDC to opposition" – Koku to Terkper

A deputy general secretary of the governing NDC Koku Anyidoho has warned finance minister Seth Terkper to be mindful of his comments which can send the party into opposition.

According to Anyidoho the National Democratic Congress will not allow any individual or group of persons to send the party into opposition.

“The NDC party we are tired, we will not sit down again … No individual minister will walk us into opposition. No individual minister will walk us into opposition, it will not happen, it cannot happen.

“Go to your business forum, go and make your submissions as a tax expert and receive applause. Never, never, never hang it on our Seth Terkper, please watch your language. The NDC does not belong to you, it does not belong to me, it belongs to the grassroots. Seth Terkper; do not incur the wrath of the party,” he fumed in an interview with Accra based Montia FM.

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The caution comes after the finance minister suggested that government is considering introducing taxes on allowances and pensions.

Meanwhile, Terkper’s comments have generated massive public interest and discourse.

President John Mahama on Wednesday waded into the issue by tweeting that his government has no intentions of introducing new taxes.

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