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Bawumia's team: ‘There are no neutrals in Ghanaian politics’ — Kofi Asare defends appointment of Asamoah Gyan, Rev Joyce Aryee

Headlines Left to right: Asamoah Gyan, Kofi Asare, Rev. Joyce Aryee
FEB 22, 2024 LISTEN
Left to right: Asamoah Gyan, Kofi Asare, Rev. Joyce Aryee

Kofi Asare, Executive Director of Africa Education Watch (EduWatch), has defended the appointment of Asamoah Gyan and Rev. Joyce Aryee to positions on the manifesto and campaign teams of NPP flagbearer Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

In a Facebook post on Thursday, February 22, Mr. Asare argued that "there are no neutrals in Ghanaian politics."

He stated that "Everyone votes, including the EC Chair and judges who adjudicate on election issues."

The education advocate further wrote that "Citizens may be backroom supporters, volunteers or financiers of a party. Some may be spiritual members who pray for the party...Some may not be party extremists or fanatics like you."

According to the EduWatch boss, "You don’t only have to go to rallies, wear party T-shirts, or insult political opponents publicly to become a member or fan of a party."

He emphatically stated "There are no neutrals in Ghana politics; that tag is either a figment of your own imagination or a foot-soldier’s deliberate exhibition of sour grapes. It doesn’t, and has never existed."

Mr. Asare said the appointments of Asamoah Gyan and Rev. Aryee should be commended, insisting that their presumed neutrality in politics is a "myth."

This comes after Rev. Joyce Aryee who was a PNDC appointee was named as a member of the 2024 campaign team of NPP flagbearer Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

Asamoah Gyan—former Black Stars captain, on the other hand, who is rumoured to have links to the ruling government has also been named to lead the NPP’s manifesto sub-committee on Youth and Sports.

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