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Politics of Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Source: Starrfmonline.com

It’s senseless to expect George Andah to join NDC – Political Scientist

Head of the Department of History and Political Science of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Dr. Amoako Baah, has taken a swipe at members of the ruling NDC who have described Occupy Ghana member George Andah as a hypocrite for “using” the protest platform to launch his own political career.

Andah confirmed to the media on Monday he is seeking to contest Foreign Affairs Minister Hanna Serwa Tetteh for the Awutu Senya parliamentary seat.

His announcement raised a lot of eyebrows since #OccupyGhana members have branded themselves and their activities as apolitical.

National Organiser of the NDC Kofi Adams is on record to have said the party his not surprised at the move.

But Amoako Bah told Accra based Joy FM he sees nothing wrong with Andah’s move.

“…it makes no sense for you to be protesting against the government is doing wrong and then keep protesting. What’s the point? If you want to make a difference then jump into it and one of them have jumped into it.

“What Mr. Andah is doing is what we call counterfeit logic. Occupy Ghana came into existence because and they thought the government was doing things wrong. And if he has to join a party do you expect him to join the very party he is protesting against. That makes no sense”.

An official statement from the pressure group that has touted itself as truly independent on Monday, applauded the leading members’ move.

“We are therefore pleased that one of our members has taken a bold step towards further participation in the development of our nation by entering active politics.

“OccupyGhana believes that across the different divides and wedges that 'separate' us in this our one Ghana, we ALL want to see positive change and to ensure that Ghana develops to its full economic potential!

Amoako Baah said their disposition is pardonable: “Occupy party is a protest group and if now they see that somebody has to join something to make a difference you now expect to join something to make a difference, do now want to join your very party they are protesting against?”