The National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, is urging Ghanaians to approach the 2024 elections with a focus on competence rather than religious affiliations.
Emphasizing the need for a president who can effectively manage the economy, Nketiah stated that the religious background of the candidates should not influence voters’ decisions.
During a town hall engagement with various groups in Sunyani, he expressed, “What we want is an individual who will put our taxes to good use. The religious group the individual decides to join is none of our business.”
Highlighting his own experience, Nketiah remarked, “Only two towns in this country speak my native Nkoran language. If people decided to vote on tribal lines during the election of party officers, I wouldn’t have gotten any votes.”
“But people noticed my competence and gave me the chance, and I want that replicated in the general election,” he added.
Concerned about the potential consequences of merging tribalism, ethnicity, and religion with politics, he cautioned, “If we are to merge tribalism, ethnicity, and religion with politics, it will take God from heaven to settle misunderstandings because He is the only one who can choose the best amongst what He created.”