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General News of Friday, 3 July 2020

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Flashback: Don’t die for politicians – Abu Sakara

In the run-up to the 2012 general elections, Dr Abu Sakara Foster who was then the flagbearer of the CPP advised Ghanaian youth to resist the attempt to engage in violence on behalf of politicians.

Dr Abu Sakara who had then been newly elected as the flagbearer of the Conventions Peoples’ Party (CPP) during a thanksgiving service is quoted to have said, “No one is worth dying for. Don't fight for any political party. We should not even fight over the outcome of the elections."

He also wondered why, when in opposition, politicians joined the electorate to complain bitterly about the high cost of living, unemployment and other hardships but became blind and immune to those difficulties when they assumed power.

Read the full story originally published on July 03, 2012, on Ghanaweb

The flagbearer of the Convention People's Party (CPP), Dr Abu Sakara Foster, has advised the electorate, especially the youth, to be wary of people who for their political ambitions would want to lure them to resort to violence during elections.

Dr Sakara who was addressing the congregation of the St. Kizito Catholic Church at Nima last Sunday, noted that no Ghanaian politician was worth dying for.

The CPP flag-bearer who was at the church to give thanks to God for his election as flag-bearer noted, "No one is worth dying for. Don't fight for any political party. We should not even fight over the outcome of the elections."

Dr Sakara urged Christians to pray for continuous peace before, during and after the December elections and also advised them to exercise their civic responsibility by voting for the party of their choice.

Just before he prayed for the CPP team, Rev. Father Nicholas Afriyie who is the Secretary to the Bishop, chastised politicians who moved from church to church and asked for God's guidance and the support of the congregation when they were seeking to be elected, only to turn their backs on God when they were elected.

He also wondered why, when in opposition, politicians joined the electorate to complain bitterly about the high cost of living, unemployment and other hardships but became blind and immune to those difficulties when they assumed power.

He suggested to the leadership of the country to inculcate in the young ones the habit of discipline and hard work and used the saying, "You cannot teach an old dog new tricks" to support his advice.

Dr Sakara was accompanied by Abu Fogor, the National Organiser of the CPP; Susan Adu-Amankwah, the First National Chairperson; Rodaline Imoru-Ayama, the Second National Vice-Chairperson; Kosi Dedey, the Director of Party Education; Nii Armah Akomfrah, the Director of Communications; Paul Anaman, the Greater Accra Regional Secretary; Koo Mensah Frimpong, the Greater Accra Regional Organiser; Prof Agyeman Badu Akosa, Dr Kwaku Osafo and Kojo Armah.

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