Jatoe Kaleo’s Family Denies Defecting To NDC

The family of the late Mr Jatoe Kaleo, a founding member of the Danquah/Busia/Dombo political tradition which gave birth to the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has denied defecting to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) en block. A statement on Tuesday signed by 14 elders and youth leaders of the family who are based in Kaleo Mwanjaare in the Kaleo/Nadowli constituency described as falsereports on local radio stations and elsewhere by two members of the family that the whole family had defected to the NDC. “We wish to state categorically that the Mwanjaare community of Kaleo of which the late Mr Jatoe Kaleo was an elder still remains solidly behind the NPP whose aspirations and leadership we pledge our unflinching support and allegiance”. The statement said there were older and more enlightened people in the family to have made such a declaration of defection to the NDC if the story was true.