The poise for political power has always been stronger in Ghana during election years and the year 2020 has not being any been any different so far despite the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic which is wrecking unquenchable havoc on all sectors of the economy.
The country yesterday May 25, has seen yet another divisive utterance from the controversial Gabby Otchere-Darko of the rulling New Patriotic Party (NPP) on twitter. A comment which has seen lots of Ghanaians thinking about how tribal the country’s elections has become, coupled with the Electoral Commission’s (EC) eagerness to compile a new voters’ register.
Mr. Otchere-Darko in a twitter post on his official handle said “Out of Ghana’s 275
constituencies, Ketu South is the most populous constituency in Ghana in terms of the number of names on the electoral role. Why and How? Discuss…”
In a counter reaction to the comment, MP for North Tongu constituency stated his displeasure in the message put out by such a respected personality in Ghana and accordingly gave his piece of mind on the subject.
Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa says it is not the stronghold of political opponents that is the energy in the country at the moment but rather the invisible coronavirus which has not seen any reduction in its spread but has increasingly put pressure on all sectors of the economy of Ghana including the health care services.
Mr. Ablakwa also pointed out that the period and strength available now should be geared towards fighting the job losses, collapsing businesses and food security which is becoming the next enemy beside the Covid-19.
Extract from Hon. Ablakwa’s reaction:
“Strongholds of political opponents should not be the enemy. Let’s avoid divisiveness & resolve not to fight each other but to fight job losses, collapsing businesses, weak infrastructure, food insecurity, a health system under pressure & how to improve care for COVID-19 victims.”