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Partisan democracy ruining Ghana –Akwasi Addai Odike

Akwasi Addai Odike, founder of the United Progressive Party (UPP), has stated that the practice of partisanship democracy, which prioritizes the interests of individual parties over national interests, is destroying the country.

The UPP founder, who for a while now has been a proponent of a union government for the country, noted that the current Constitution of Ghana has made governance all about individuals instead of being nationalistic, due to the practice of partisan democracy.

Reiterating the need for Ghana to practice union government, the UPP founder told Nana Otu Darko, on CTV’s Dwabre Mu, Tuesday, 28 February 2023, that: “Like in Akufo-Addo’s era, whatever he says, even if you’re a member of his party and you don’t support, you’re in trouble.”

“Is this how to govern a nation?” That’s why we’re advocating a union government.”

“Ghanaian leaders are sitting for partisan democracy to ruin us,” he continued, “but Odike is saying let’s bring a union government to Ghana.” We all take decisions together, so it won’t be only Akufo-Addo [Executive] taking decisions for Ghana. Today, we queue to vote for you, as a servant, and we’ve taken you as a labourer. Now the law has changed, and you, who are clothed by us, have become lord over us.

“Pastors will be considered in decision-making under the Union government.” Someone who is the ambassador of God on this earth. Everything on this earth was created by God and you say when we’re taking decisions on this earth they are not part?

“The chief whose ancestors fought for the land—and in Ghana we know that our chiefs are in charge of our lands, we say when taking decisions on governance, they are not part” The chief who oversees the land and the land is Ghana, when we’re taking decisions, they are not part.”

He added: “The Constitution has made us selfish. It has made government become, ‘my government’. It has made governance about individuals instead of nationalistic.”


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