Musician turned politician, Kwame Obeng Asare aka A Plus has publicly confessed his dislike for Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who is the Information Minister and Member of Parliament for Ofoase Ayeribi.
In an interview with Kofi TV, A Plus said he will not tolerate the presence of the minister if he should meet him. According to him, his dislike for Kojo Opppong Nkrumah will highly influence his decision to ignore the exchange of pleasantries.
“Kojo Oppong Nkrumah used to be my friend; now, I don’t like him. I won’t lie and say we’re in a good relationship. I don’t like him. If I see him, I’ll pass; but if he greets me, I’ll respond. We must accord people respect,” he noted in the interview.
In detailing the cause for this stance, A Plus said Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, when he was a journalist in the lead up to the 2016 elections labelled the candidature and the fight against corruption by Akufo-Addo as unfit and unpurposeful.
Therefore, A Plus believes Mr Oppong Nkrumah should not be tolerated around the party especially when his role to ensure the victory of the party in 2016 was minimal and inconsequential.
“In 2016, I dedicated my time and risked my life for him [Oppong Nkrumah]. I went to Ofoase Ayirebi to help him win the parliamentary elections. I did it for free, I just wanted to help him to win.
“So when you win and go for a radio interview on corruption and I’m mentioned that I have criticized the government about its way of fighting corruption and you create an impression that ‘A Plus is not a serious guy, he has fallen out with the government so no one should take him serious’, I’ll come at you.”
A Plus angrily retorted that the fact that Kojo Oppong Nkrumah is a minister does not mean they are ‘co-equals.’
“I’m not your co-equal. You are a government appointee, I run my own business. I’m not an appointee. The government tasked me but revoked it after three months thinking I’ll die as a result. I have survived it. Out of my free will, I supported your campaign and it meant I meant well for you. So if you become a minister and think you have power, don’t think you can use that power to disrespect people who genuinely supported you.”
A Plus has always been on the neck of the Information Minister since he was appointed. His social media posts do not cease to tag the young politician as corrupt, ungrateful and sycophant. He has launched several attacks against Kojo Oppong Nkrumah which the minister is yet to react or respond to.
However, many sympathizers of the NPP believe all the shenanigans being exhibited by A Plus is because he feels he has been sidelined by the government and as a result of the abundance of bitterness that has piled in his heart, decided to attack appointees of the government who are clean and blameless.