|Audio Attachment:George Andah on 'Kokrokoo'|
An executive of pressure group, #OccupyGhana and former head of marketing for Guinness Ghana, George Andah has described as laughable claims made by National Organiser of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) Kofi Adams that the pressure group is pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Kofi Adams reacting to Mr Andah’s decision to contest for the Awutu Senya seat on the ticket of the NPP come 2016 said the latter’s decision shows the ‘hypocrisy’ of #OccupyGhana, a group which claims to be non-partisan.
According to him, “it is obvious they don’t have principles...we (NDC) know that #OccupyGhana is a creation of the NPP to prosecute a campaign for them but it won’t happen because Ghanaians have seen them”.
But reacting to this in an interview on Tuesday’s edition of ‘Kokrokoo’ on PEACE FM, Mr Andah said he will rather treat the statement with the contempt that it deserves and focus on the task ahead of him.
He is of the view that his association with #OccupyGhana has rather prepared him mentally and that the Constitution of Ghana should mandate anyone who wants to contest for any political seat in the country to join “#OccupyGhana”
“It is laughable. At the end of the day, Ghana is the hero that we all know. Whatever we do is for God and country. #Occupyghana is pushing for good governance and economic management. Whether you are NPP or NDC you should be able to know when something is right or not. I feel that my association with #OccupyGhana has prepared me in terms of mindset; as to the kind of political terrain and the issues that we need to address in this country….we have given praise to the NDC government on a number of occasions…
…I even feel that it should be included in the constitution of Ghana that anyone who wants to contest for a political office must be a member of OccupyGhana so that he can be taken to task on his principles, actions and inactions. I will focus on the task ahead of me…I am not going to waste my time on this distraction that OccupyGhana is NPP; when we know OccupyGhana is not NPP. It is a bit disappointing that we see everything on partisan lines. I would wish that we do things in Ghana for Ghana but I think we should rise above all these and put Ghana first,” he said.
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