The presidential candidate of the Ghana Union Movement (GUM), Rev Dr Christian Kwabena Andrews, also known as ‘Osofo Kyiri Abosom’ has vowed to sue President Nana Akufo-Addo for demolishing state property to pave the way for the construction of a national cathedral if elected President in the December polls.
Some state property housing some judges in Accra were downed to create space for the construction of the edifice in fulfillment of a promise President Nana Akufo-Addo made to God ahead of the 2016 elections.
The decision received a backlash from some critics who believed it was a misplaced priority amid Supreme Court suits by the Convention People’s Party’s General Secretary James Kobena Bomfeh.
Rev Andrews, however, noted that President Akufo-Addo could have escaped blame if he had acquired a different land to build the national cathedral without demolishing state property for that agenda.
Speaking to the media in Accra on 26 November 2020, Osofo Kyiri Abosom said: “The only person l will sue is President Nana Akufo-Addo if l am elected president come December 7 for demolishing state property in the name of building national cathedral for his God, he’s the only one who knows his God”.
Rev Andrews further promised to revamp abandoned factories built by the late President Dr Kwame Nkrumah, such as Juapong Textiles and Pwalugu Tomato factories, as well as a match factory and also revamp the mining sector while ensuring that small-scale mining and retail marketing are reserved for only Ghanaians.
The rest of his policies include providing free ports, paying monthly allowances to the aged, training senior high school students to acquire skills, focusing on herbal medicine to deliver universal free healthcare, and providing free education from the crèche level upwards.
Rev Andrews also accused President Akufo-Addo of worsening the plight of Ghanaians.
He said the government has failed to fulfill its 2016 electioneering campaign promises including 1D1F, 1 village 1 dam, 1 constituency 1 million dollars and others.
“Where are the factories…? It’s all lies because many people cannot find a factory in their districts. It’s very simple…if you can’t do it, you leave for Osofo Kyiri Abosom to do it,” he stated.
Commenting on his electoral fortunes, the former basic school teacher expressed confidence that the “message on the ground is that it is time for GUM to take over the Jubilee House and resolve the myriad problems facing Ghanaians and put an end to the NDC-NPP duopoly. They have nothing to offer the suffering voters and vulnerable in society; Akufo-Addo will go into opposition, he is a one-term president, no doubt about that, he knows”.