The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Fifi Fiave Kwetey, has vehemently denied allegations of fanning the flames of tribalism between the Ashantis and the Ewes, dismissing them as a deliberate misrepresentation intended to sully his reputation.
Accusing the New Patriotic Party (NPP) of distorting his statements made during a retreat in January 2023, Kwetey responded to a circulating video on social media that implied he made divisive remarks about Ashantis and Ewes.
In a statement released on Friday, January 19, 2024, Kwetey contested the accuracy of the quoted remarks accompanying the circulated video, asserting that his statements had been misconstrued. He clarified that his aim was to encourage the people of the Volta Region to perceive the NDC Party as a unifying force, drawing parallels with political loyalty in the United States. Additionally, he underscored that the NDC is not merely a political party but also a family.
Attributing divisive strategies involving religion and tribal politics to the NPP, Kwetey characterized it as a deliberate effort to manipulate public perception and tarnish his image.
He urged Ghanaians to dismiss the alleged desperation of the NPP and treat such publications with disdain.
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