The founder and leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Mr. Akwasi Addai Odike has said on Radio 1 (100.7) that one major problem of this country is that we are being ruled by fools.Speaking with Nana Kwabena Addo monitored by MyNewsGh.com, Odike said instead of the leaders finding solutions to our problem, they are rather attacking each other and for him, only fools will act like that.
When asked by the host to pardon his words he said with anger: “Don’t tell me what to say or do, look at what is going on in the country, instead of solving our problems they are fighting each other, I’m not surprised we are being ruled by fools who take the citizens for granted”.
He then added that the politicians have been able to turn the citizens to become fools as they are.
“How can you vote for someone you know would not be able to help you, but because of money you just sell your freedom, that is total foolishness, they have infected most Ghanaians with their foolishness”, he said.
Rejoinder:The founder and leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Mr. Akwasi Addai Odike, has reached out to GhanaWeb denying ever saying that "Ghana is being ruled by fools" as cited by the headline of the story. He agreed to have said that Ghanaians who allow politicians to bribe them are rather the fools. Checks by GhanaWeb also revealed that the politician indeed did not make such assertions.