“I ‘thought’ Akufo-Addo was a saint” – ‘Remorseful’ Odike begs Mahama


There has been political unrest after the resignation of the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu. People have raised their concerns whereas others have described their shock with the unfolding evens captured during the term of Mr. Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor.

Founder of the United Peoples Party (UPP) Akwasi Addai Odike has apologised to former President John Mahama for tagging his government corrupt during the 2016 elections.

This act is strange in the political field as the former had declared his support for the ruling Government during the 2016 General Election. Odike grew resentment towards Mr Mahama after he was disqualified to participate in the presidential race in 2016, which made him come out to openly support the ruling party, NPP.

What was described by the Charlotte Osei-led Electoral Commission (EC) was attributed to Mr Odike failing to meet the requirement of the commission.

Mr Odike and Mr. Mahama is on a campaign tour in Ashanti Region and decided to act in memory of the founder of the NDC by going on a Health Walk. Mr Odike decided to join in the event which subsequently brought the two candidates together at Kumasi Golden Tulip City Hotel car park.

The open meeting between the two which lasted for about three minutes appeared to have brought some relief to Mr Odike.

Mr. Odike after the meeting told Ultimate FM’s Isaac Bediako “The former president was my friend but our friendship went bad when I campaign against him five years ago. During the 2016 elections year, I thought Nana Akufo Addo was a ‘saint’ because I didn’t know much more about his leadership qualities, I now know the true character of the President.

His government is the most corrupt government ever to have happened in the country. Therefore I think I had to make amends with my friend and move on’’.

He added: “When I approached him at the car park he received me well, I told him Mr. President let the past be past. He smiled at me and I also smiled at him, since 2016 this the first time we have talked to each other and I’m happy we have rekindled our friendship’’.