‘Friends of Spio-Garbrah’ denounces press statement criticizing dates for NDC primaries

519179134_336232‘Friends of Spio-Garbrah’ has thrown out a “mischievous” press statement purporting that members of the group are disappointed in the proposed dates for both Presidential and parliamentary primaries of the NDC.

“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”, the group said in a statement emailed to Myjoyonline.com.

Members of the defunct group used to rally support for a possible Presidential bid for Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah.

Read below the rest of the statement from the group, which has been edited to suit Myjoyonline.com editorial policy.

“While we 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.

“We must all be reminded that Dr. Ekwow Spio Grabrah 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 social and 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 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.

“Security agencies have been informed by the Office of the Hon. Minister to investigate the identity and the source of this mischievous press statement and are confident state securities will unravel the faceless enemies of the NDC seeking to disturb the current peace and unity in the NDC.”

 source: myjoyonline.com