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“I have my own career and ambition, I shouldn’t be link to my father”---Oquaye Junior

Son of Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament, Michael Oquaye Junior has said it is a bit naïve when people say his father is a speaker and he a High Commissioner of Ghana to India for that reason he should not aspire to become a lawmaker.  

According to him he has his own career and ambitions which should not be likened to his father’s position.

He noted that he had worked as a lobbyist in politics in the House of Commons in the UK with the conservative party with great men like Oliver Letwin who later became sectary to the cabinet of David Cameron as well as his Attorney General Dominic Pees.

“I was actually planning to stand as an MP in the UK as far back as 2006 when I was accepted as a magistrate, I have charted my own path in the party as a director of communications and my father was director of legal, so I do not see anything which should be linked to him in any case”. 

Mr. Oquaye junior in an interview on Saturday during the Dome/Kwabenya primaries in which he was hopeful of winning, noted that  it is a norm that once your father is a great man in a party you follow his footsteps.

“We can see a lot of people’s son and daughters who are not in frontline politics President Kufuor, Akufo-Addo and Hackman Owusu Agyeman their sons and daughters are doing great in other areas, so I think if people don’t like me to follow my father they do not understand politics my interest to follow my father coincidentally”.  

Again, he noted that if one has a great father one  would be compare to him and he  want to follow his footsteps and be like him.

“If I have that opportunity just like President Nana Akufo-Addo who followed in the footsteps of his father I will do that I am very confident at the moment and we hope to win”. 

And noted that the conduct of the election had gone well and it was a contest of minds and added that he was not happy about the drama in the media ahead of the election and it does not help the party.  

“If I win glory be to God if my sister wins glory be to God the elephant becomes great NPP would forge forward we should wait and see what the outcome would be”

In addition he noted that the day of the election the media would be seeking to get controversial issues he assured the media that they would not get anything.

On his chances he noted that he has been away from the country for three years and he needs to catch up he believes things look bright and pointed out that everyone should take the elections easy because at the end of the day the elephant should be the winner and the focus should be the main general elections.  

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ 

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