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Koku Anyidoho NDC distances itself from Spio Garbrah's ethnocentric remarks

The party's Deputy General Secretary, Koku Anyidoho, said on Kumasi-based Nhyira FM that it was his "personal view and I do not think that is the position of NDC.

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has distanced itself from comments from one of its leader members who claimed the New Patriotic Party is an "Akan" party.

The party's Deputy General Secretary, Koku Anyidoho, said on Kumasi-based Nhyira FM that it was his "personal view and I do not think that is the position of NDC.

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"I speak for National Executives and Dr. [Ekow] Spio-Garbrah view is entitled to him alone.

"He may be talking from experience or information we are not privy to.”

Joy News had reported a press conference organised by the NDC in which Dr Spio Garbrah attacked the New Patriotic Party as a tribal party.

He said:“The [NDC] is a party that has had Presidents from the Volta, Central and Northern Regions [but] this is not the case in the NPP."

"The party [NDC] is nationally based but there are some parties which have declared that their leader should not come outside the five Akan regions."

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NPP Deputy General Secretary Nana Obiri-Boahen described the comments as "unacceptable and historically incorrect."

"I was expecting him to speak like a mature politician and not a neophyte," he said.

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