The Ashanti Regional Council of Elders of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has vehemently refuted claims and allegations that the impending regional election is fraught with tribal politics.
Mr. Frank Osei Mensah, Chairman of the Council, in a statement, regretted that the report of a 7-member Fact-Finding Committee was being represented by some individuals who have had the chance of reading portions of it.
The first NDC Regional Chairman stated categorically that at no point during the deliberations of the Committee did the members discuss anything about tribe or tribal politics advertently or inadvertently, neither did the final report submitted to the national bodies, stating that the Council of Elders was yet to receive comments and directives from the two apex bodies of the party.
Mr. Osei Mensah explained that the Executive Summary of the report clearly stated that even though no concrete evidence was established that the Regional Chairman and the Secretary collected monies from some NPP officials, some party members, including the Regional Women’s Organiser and the Regional Organiser, were convinced that both the Regional Chairman and the Regional Secretary compromised their positions to the detriment of the NDC party, because of the manner they handled the whole election process in the region.
Ex-Chairman Osei Mensah admitted some members of the Committee, who spoke to the media on the summary of the report, misrepresented it to suit their whims and caprices, therefore, the general public must ignore the elements of tribal politics and misrepresentation of comments by some Committee members.
The Chairman of the Council stressed that the NDC, as a political party, needed all Ghanaians from various tribes and religions to vote massively for the party to win the 2024 elections.
He entreated delegates to remain united and elect hardworking and trustworthy people, irrespective of their tribe to lead the party in the Ashanti Region.