The Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul-Malik Kweku Baako Jnr. has disclosed that he doesn’t like the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) party.
According to him, it will be a dishonesty on his part to say that he likes the NDC explaining that he has good reasons for taking such a stance.
“I’ll be dishonest if I say for instance I like the NDC or I endorse the NDC, I’ll be dishonest. Don’t take me seriously. I don’t, for good reasons, the party I mean,” he stated.
Mr Baako indicated that he detests former President Jerry John Rawlings’ kind of politics.
“…And my own very good friend former President Rawlings, also I have a little difficulty with. I like him personally, he is a fantastic personality, socially, but his politics I detest,’ he underscored.
He explained that he has supported NDC’s policies over the years where his friends in the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) have verbally attacked.
“When an NDC administration is in government and it initiates policies that are positive and progressive, I support them, those policies, and I’ve done that many times and a lot of my friends in the NPP get angry with me and they attack me left right centre … but when it comes to my political stance on a party like NDC [I don’t like them] because of their genesis,’ he explained.
The veteran journalist made this known when he delivered a lecture on the 13th Kronti ne Akwamu lecture organised by the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) Ghana under the theme “Search for Accountability: Government Under the Fourth Republic’.
He stated that he voted for the ruling NPP during the 2016 general elections and ditched his own party the Convention People’s Party (CPP).
“Unfortunately I’ve told the CPP that I can’t follow them, they don’t agree so I vote NPP. Yes, because the other alternative is the NDC and I can’t, so I vote NPP. That’s the truth, you can call that bias, I can live with it,’ he said.
He stated that he was jailed for two years for opposing a coup d’etat that brought PNDC into being.
“You see, they overthrew our party (CPP) in the third Republic and then when they came, they formed three or four parties and today the CPP is in the belly of the NDC virtually. Yes, 90 percent of their constituencies that they hold are traditional CPP constituencies. It is going to take a long time to fight to regain our strength so I have a problem with NDC and then the coup d’état that brought the PNDC into being; it was a matter of conviction, matter of principle, I went to jail for that, for opposing them, I was in jail for two years, just because of the opposition to the coup,’ he recalled.