Ghana’s best talents not in political parties – Nduom

In a post on his Facebook page, Dr. Nduom pointed out that the nation’s best talents are shying away from politics due to such practices.

 

The general overseer of the International Central Gospel Church, Pastor Mensah Otabil has come under scathing attacks from some members of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) after he asked Ghanaians to demand better things from government.

“We can’t just be happy because a road has been tarred. We can’t just be happy that we didn’t have electricity now we have electricity. We can’t be happy with minimals…citizens must have an appetite for better,” Pastor Otabil said.

On Thursday, the Communications Director of the NDC, Solomon Nkansah, said Pastor Otabil is a threat to national security.

In an interview on Accra-based Kasapa FM, Mr. Nkansah said: “If we condemn him some of you in the media think we’ve said something abominable, but what this man has said is very frightening. It amounts to inciting the public against the government. Under the guise of the Bible, he says all sorts of things against those he is not in support of. But you know what; God is bigger than him and so whenever he says such things people don’t listen to him. I am ashamed and scandalized as a Christian that a man of God can speak like Pastor Mensah Otabil has done.”

According to Dr. Nduom, such attacks only amount to “many good and talented people being adamant about not wanting to venture into anything close to politics.”

Find below, Dr. Nduom’s full post on Facebook

I have thought long and hard about this. Should I, should I not? What pushed me over the edge was what I heard on radio this morning coming from the mouth of an NDC Communications person in the Elmina/Cape Coast area.

Should our politics be about development or should it be about personal attacks and insults? Can someone, anyone have an opinion about the state of our nation, good or bad?

What the leadership of a political party says is repeated at the regional and local levels and in the translation negative utterances of leaders become venomous words in the mouths of the followers. What I heard this morning was a convincing confirmation of this. I will not repeat what this young man said about Pastor Mensa Otabil. And what is Pastor Otabil's crime?

No wonder many good and talented people are adamant about not wanting to venture into anything close to politics. Which is also the reason why many idle hands and minds can be found in the various political parties. The best talent we have as a people are outside the political parties and we have insulting words and dirt throwing to thank for it.

When the Communications Director of the NDC, Solomon Nkansah says on radio that Pastor Otabil was openly biased against the ruling party and was inciting the public against the government; when he describes the Founder of the International Central gospel Church (ICCG), Mensah Otabil, as a threat to national security; that is where I am moved to call for brakes to be applied.

Another writer, a supporter of the NDC has also written, “Folks, I have had several occasions to take on Re. Mensa Otabil and charlatans of his ilk who are abusing the pulpit to do dirty politics. I haven’t regretted for putting such politically motivated “Men-of-God” where they belong in public discourse regarding the challenges of development facing our country. They are self-seeking noise makers to disregard.”

Really?

Ghana will not become a great and strong country with prosperous people with such display of intolerance. No!

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