GOSPEL musician, Cwesi Oteng, has claimed that people hate him because he endorsed President, Nana Akufo Addo and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the 2016 elections.
In an interview with KOD on The Zone on Starr 103.5FM on Thursday, January 10, Cwesi Oteng said people would sometimes see him and frown or get angry for no reason, perhaps because of the endorsement.
When asked why he endorsed Akufo-Addo, since he also believed president Mahama did well, he said “It’s one of the decisions that I sometimes regret making because I realized people hate you for no reason.
"That’s the reason I regretted, not because I endorsed him. People frown for no reason. And I thought per my knowledge and understanding of the Ghanaian. So I felt that I had an independent human right to make a choice.
“Any government that takes over a sitting government, you look at the presidency of John Mahama, it was an amazing presidency, I don’t care what anybody thinks. Look at the stuff he did," he said.
Continuing, Cwesi Oteng said, "Ghana doesn’t have any sitting money to do those things, he has to borrow money to do them. Any person who takes up a government like that is not going to find it easy. Because there’s a lot of pressure.
“I think Nana is rising. Of course we're looking at the next two years and possibly his next term of four years, but otherwise, I think that by the end of his presidency then we can judge him.
"People go silent on who they're voting for, but I think that for democracy and for peace and for Africa not to see wars, I have to be able to know your political party and love you than for you to hide your political party for me to love you.”
The interview also addressed other wide ranging issues including Cwesi Oteng's music career and his upcoming album.
Cwesi Oteng’s debut album, Mercy Project was released in 2012 and had two hit songs Mercy and God Dey Bless Me which propelled him to stardom.
The album’s success saw him getting three nominations in the Song of the Year, Video of the Year & Artiste of the Year West Africa categories at the 2012 Africa Gospel Music Awards.
He has other songs like Kabiyesi, Great Are you Lord, You Love Me So and Meye Wode.