Award-winning gospel musician, Cwesi Oteng, says he regrets making a public declaration in support of the New Patriotic Party in 2020.
During the campaign that led up to the last general elections in Ghana, many Ghanaian celebrities throwed their weight behind President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo in his bid to attain a second term. The God Dey Bless Me crooner was among the tall list of those celebrities.
However, in an interview on Hitz FM, Wednesday, June 1, Cwesi Oteng pointed out that he somewhat regrets the decision.
“Openly declaring my support for a political party came with some regrets. I thought Free SHS was something to commend but it ended up being crap in people’s eyes.”
He added that he is also going through challenging times as most Ghanaians because of the country’s worsening economic situation.
“I am going through hard times. Very difficult times. I won’t say the government has failed but I think things can be done better. People are saying exactly what they are feeling. They are going through the situation. They are not trees.”
Before he made this admission, he had expressed support for the E-Levy, a tax that continues to generate mix reactions among the Ghanaian populace.
He claimed in the interview with Sammy Forson that he feels happy whenever he is taxed by his service provider.
When the host asked him if he wasn’t compensated for showing support to the incumbent government, he said no. According to him, the only thing he has is access to the President and nothing more.