I write to communicate my decision to step back from the core leadership of OccupyGhana, following my formal decision to contest the parliamentary primaries, and if I should win, the upcoming parliamentary elections.
I do not come to this decision lightly. I am inspired by this quotation by Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia: “I am in politics because like many Ghanaians of my generation and the youth in general, I refuse to accept that what we are witnessing today in terms of our economic and political governance and the attendant marginalization, joblessness and suffering of so many of our people, is the best that Ghana can do. I refuse to accept this state of affairs for our great country.”
Some of us have had to come out and take a stand for God and Country, realizing that sitting on the fence is no longer an option. I know we are no angels, but I can say that I will do what I have to do for God and Country.
My stand is that I have never denied the party I support and vote for, or the presidential candidate I believe in and the party whose ideologies I endorse. Yet the non-partisan OccupyGhana gave me the opportunity to identify with, and be a part of, a strong group of responsible Ghanaians who believe in good governance and are fighting for Ghana to develop to its true socio-economic potential, irrespective of our various, individual party preferences or biases (and even the lack of such preferences and biases.) OccupyGhana yearns to see a Ghana where right and wrong are assessed and corrected by people who put the nation first, and come from all persuasions - political, religious, ethnic, etc., and I am proud to have been given the opportunity to serve in OccupyGhana’s leadership.
Kindly convey this decision and message to the membership of OccupyGhana and assure them of my continuous support for OccupyGhana and what it stands for.