By Cecil Mensah
Friends of Spio Gabrah, has been drawn to the mischievous press statement which started circulating on social media and later found its way on the news portal of the Modern Ghana to the effect that, Friends of Spio Garbrah are disappointed in the proposed dates for both Presidential and parliamentary primaries of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
We wish to bring to the attention of the leadership of the NDC and our party sympathizers that the supposed Press Statement which started circulating on the Facebook walls of Kuuku Spencer, Nana Asem Bi Nti, Yaw Marvin and host of known New Patriotic Party (NPP) members did not in any moment come from any known member of Friends of Spio Garbrah.
Alhaji Mohammed Naziru, Special Assistant to the Minister, made this denial in a press statement released in Accra
We wish to state categorically that the names indicated as signatories to the mischievous press statement has never been part of the Friends of Spio Garbrah campaign since the formation of the group in 2006 until the group became defunct in 2009 the statement.
It is interesting to note that the signatories to the statement do not even exist on Facebook, if by their own admission are Friends of the Minister of Trade and Industry.
According to the statement, the contact number 0242065038 used in the statement is also not valid for all discerning Ghanaians to cross-check.
Statement further entreat all members of the NDC to disregard this faceless individuals seeking to create tension between the hardworking Minister of Trade and Industry and the NDC, “we also admonish our party sympathizers to support His Excellency John Dramani Mahama in his pursuit of changing lives through the transformational agenda”.
Statement reminded all that Dr Ekwow Spio Garbrah, has on several platforms indicated his inestimable support for President Mahama and has continually stressed that it is folly and an irrationality for anyone to try contest the President considering the unprecedented infrastructural transformations that are ongoing in the country.
Dr Ekwow Spio Garbrah serving on the various committees of the party namely Communication Committee, Political Committee and as Chairman of the Business Development Committee respects the decision of the National Executives led by National Chairman Dr Kofi Portuphy.
We wish to state categorically that Dr Ekwow Spio Garbrah has no knowledge of such irresponsible and despicable acts by some who may not be even NDC party sympathizers.