“I stand by my endorsement of his presidency” – Cwesi Oteng explains


Cwesi Oteng
Cwesi Oteng

Earlier today, it was reported that, Ghanaian gospel musician Cwesi Oteng revealed how he regrets his decision to endorse President Akufo-Addo and the NPP prior to the 2016 elections.

Few hours later, musician Cwesi Oteng  came out to disclaim the story and said he only regrets the negative and hostile treatment meted on him for having a civic view.

Below is what he said to to KOD on ‘The Zone’ on Starr 103.5FM, the ‘I Win’ hitmaker revealed how he got negative reactions from people after he openly endorsed then-candidate Akufo-Addo.

“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 and I thought per my knowledge and understanding of the Ghanaian, I felt that I had an independent human right to make a choice.”

“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. Ghana doesn’t have any siting money to do those things, he has to borrow money to do them. Any person who takes up a government like that is not going to find it easy. Because there’s a lot of pressure.”

In a tweet to prove the earlier story was misled, Cwesi Oteng explained what he meant was different from what was reported.

“Bro, your quotes in the story do not match your headline. It is MISLEADING! I believe in the dedication and commitment of to our country so I stand by my endorsement of his presidency. My regret is the negative and hostile treatment meted to me for having a civic view.” He replied to Ameyaw Debrah’s tweet.

He went on to say that,

“I believe in the love, dedication and commitment of to our country. I stand by my endorsement of his presidency. I regret the negative and hostile treatment I have observed for my independent human right of political choice of the 2016 election. .” He added.


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