I sometimes regret endorsing Akufo-Addo – Gospel musician Cwesi Oteng


Popular gospel musician Cwesi Oteng has disclosed that he sometimes have regrets for endorsing Akufo-Addo during the electioneering campaign in 2016.

According to him, he had mostly received negative reactions from people for which reason he could not tell.

Oteng added that he was very sure those people behaved that way toward him because of Akufo-Addo’s endorsement.

Responding to a question on why he endorsed the then candidate Akufo-Addo, when he already said he believed then president Mahama did well, Cwesi said: “It’s one of the decisions that I sometimes regret making because I realized people hate you for no reason.”

“That’s the reason I regretted, not because I endorsed him. People frown for no reason. But I felt that I had an independent human right to make a choice,” he added.

Cwesi described Mahama’s presidency as “amazing”, and said President Akufo-Addo was also “rising”.

“Any government that takes over a sitting government, you look at the presidency of John Mahama, it was an amazing presidency, I don’t care what anybody thinks. Look at the stuff he did.”

“…Any person who takes up a government like that is not going to find it easy. Because there’s a lot of pressure,” the gospel musician reportedly said.

“I think Nana is rising. Of course we looking at the next two years and possibly his next term of four years, but otherwise I think that by the end of his presidency then we can judge him,” stressed.

As to whether he will endorse Nana Addo in 2020, he said “perhaps I should also understand that I’m in Ghana, and maybe the people frown for u to have independence. I’m not angry for who you vote for so don’t be angry with me.”

He further praised the president for introducing the free SHS policy which he said had gone a long way to help some parents.


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