The immediate past Member of Parliament (MP) for La-Dadekotopon and former Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture under the late president John Evans Atta-Mills has revealed that he was in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) before the former Minister for Trade and Industry; Dr. Ekow Spio-Gabrah was brought from Ivory Coast without a valid Voter’s card.
Speaking on Happy FM’s socio-political show Epahoa Daben, the former MP explained that Dr. Spio was then working with an international organization in Ivory Coast when the first election that led to multi-party democracy in the country was held.
“I was in the NDC before Dr. Spio-Gabrah was brought from Ivory Coast without a common Voter’s Identity card so he should be reminded that there are personalities in the party who know his genesis in the party.” He said.
He claimed that when the first election was held he (Spio) did not bother to fly home to register to vote. According to him, he was then working in neighbouring Nigeria but he flew back home to register to vote but Spio failed to do so.
The presidential hopeful noted that he was in the NDC before Spio was brought from Ivory Coast but because because he didn’t possess a voter’s ID card, he was denied the opportunity to become a Minister of State under ex-president Jerry John Rawlings by the Appointments Committee of Parliament. The outspoken Nii Amasah Namoale made this interesting revelation on Happy FM’s socio-political afternoon news analysis programme Epa Hoa Daben.
Nii Amasah Namoale however refused to comment on an article published in the Daily Graphic attributed to Dr. Ekow Spio-Gabrah about the fragile unity in the main opposition NDC.
“I will not comment on his thoughts about the party because we are all aspirants in the race for the ultimate slot of the party,” Namoale added.