An independent candidate cannot win elections in Ghana – Amoafo Yeboah

2008 independent presidential candidate, Kwesi Amoafo-Yeboah, has spoken of the difficulties he went through during the 2008 electioneering period.

He was speaking to Bright Nana Amfoh on TV 3’s late night news broadcast programme, News @ 10.

According to the businessman, politics in the country is like business and so any person who plans to meddle in it must be resourceful.

“Until we put enough resources into it, it will be very difficult for an independent person to win election in Ghana,” he said.

“You have to be self-sufficient. You have to pay some people to do some kind of work.”

He said the commitment he put in during his campaign in 2008 was below average but asked by Nana Amfoh why he did not quit, he said his aim was just to participate.

“I am not a quitter. Winning was not a major point for me. Participation was more important.”

He, however, stated that the 19,342 he polled was highly praised in many quarters as it surpassed results of some political parties.

According to Amoafo Yeboah, he has spoken to presidential candidate of the December 2012 Elections, Jacob Osei Yeboah, about the stress in running independent.


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