It is folly and irrational for anyone to try to contest President Mahama, considering the unprecedented social and infrastructural transformations that are ongoing in the country, Alhaji Mohammed Naziru, Special Assistant to Dr. Ekwow Spio-Grabrah, Trade and Industry Minister, has said.
Alhaji Naziru stated this in reaction to a press statement posted on social media and other online media platforms to the effect that Friends of Spio-Garbrah are disappointed in the proposed dates for both Presidential and parliamentary primaries of the NDC.
According to the Special Assistant, Dr. Ekwow Spio-Grabrah had on several platforms indicated his inestimable support for President Mahama and respected the decision of the national executives led by the party’s National Chairman, Dr. Kofi Portuphy.
“We wish to state categorically that the names indicated as signatories to the press statement have never been part of the Friends of Spio-Garbrah since the formation of the group in 2006 until the group became defunct in 2009.
“We wish to state emphatically that Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah has no knowledge or familiarity of such irresponsible and despicable acts by some who may not be even NDC party sympathizers”.
The statement entreated all members of the NDC to disregard faceless individuals seeking to create tension between the Minister of Trade and Industry and the NDC, and admonished the party’s sympathizers to support President John Dramani Mahama in his efforts to change lives through the transformational agenda.
It said the security agencies had been informed by the Office of the Trade Minister to investigate the identity and the source of the ‘mischievous press statement’, expressing the confidence that the “faceless enemies of the NDC” who sought to disturb the current peace and unity in the party would be exposed.