Ghanaian politicians are selfish – Sekou Nkrumah lashes

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Controversial son of Ghana’s first President Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Dr Sekou Nkrumah has said that he will continue to fight political elites in Ghana.

According to him, politicians in Ghana have never had the interest of the people at heart as they parade around saying wondering the type of politics they are engaged in

He says he came to this conclusion after joining the NDC which claims to represent the minority in society.

Sekou who made this known in a post on his social media which was sighted by MyNewsGh.com said he left the NDC because the party was not committed to solving the issues and challenges of the common Ghanaian.

His post reads “As I always say I don’t need to champion the interest of the rich or wealthy in society, I rather prefer to empower the underprivileged and believe that through policies tailored to their benefit can raise their standard of living! So I ate humble pie and joined NDC in 2007, but unfortunately, I then realized that the leadership lacked the commitment to make Ghana better for the ordinary folks, I came to the conclusion that those in politics are just there to serve their interest, and that the political elite in Ghana is represented in both NPP and NDC! Since then I have been fighting the elite, and will continue to do so without fear or favor.”

READ HIS FULL STATEMENT HERE

In the early 1990s I was an activist with the movement for freedom and justice (MFJ), I later became the greater Accra chairman. We fought for the return of multiple party democracy, we fought against military dictatorship. And I remember that some of us ( very few) voted NO at the referendum , against the 1992 constitution precisely because of the indemnity clause put in there to protect JJ and his cronies! But unfortunately because the politicians were in a hurry to return to party politics they voted YES! The rest is history …

Then again instead of the opposition forming a united front ( a party) to contest JJ , they rather went back to their UP and CPP politics and that saw the NPP emerge as the strongest opposition party. For those of us who were on the left of Ghanaian politics we found ourselves in a fix, as it became clear that the NDC had more or less taken over the CPP political constituency! So you found Nkrumahist in camp with either the NPP or the NDC. For many years I continued to worked with the opposition to JJ and NDC! But the turning point was when NPP eventually came to power and it became clear to me that ideology and who you represent is important in politics! As I always say I don’t need to champion the interest of the rich or wealthy in society, I rather prefer to empower the underprivileged and believe that through policies tailored to their benefit can raise their standard of living! So I ate humble pie and joined NDC in 2007, but unfortunately I then realized that the leadership lacked commitment to make Ghana better for the ordinary folks, I came to the conclusion that those in politics are just there to serve their interest, and that the political elite in Ghana is represented in both NPP and NDC! Since then I have been fighting the elite, and will continue to do so without fear or favor.

Source: MyNewsGh.com/ Ayeh Offei-Akoto/2020



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