It's Political Madness To Say Political Rallies Didn’t Contribute To Spike In COVID Cases- Prof. Gyampo

Arguably the most outspoken lecturer in Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo has lashed out at Dr Okoe-Boye and Oppong Nkrumah for asserting that political rallies are not responsible for the spike in coronavirus cases in Ghana.

According to Prof. Gyampo, a lecturer at the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana, the claim of political activities not contributing to the spike in covid-19 cases in the country is political madness.

His remarks come off the back of claims made by Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who argued in several interviews that the available data does not fault politicians and their political activities as cause of the spike in COVID-19 cases in the country.

The rise in the numbers has been blamed on various social gatherings including weddings, funerals, concerts which have as a result been banned by the President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Aufo-Addo.

But in a post shared on his page on Facebook, Prof. Ransford Gyampo indicated that “Excessive Partisanship Breeds Madness. The hurried partisan move to dismiss the correlation between the surge in our Covid cases and our parliamentary primaries, electioneering campaign and the unruly behaviour of some parliamentarians in the late hours of January 6 to the early hours of January 7 is political madness.”

In light of this, it is worthy to note that Ghana’s active COVID-19 cases are 5, 358 after 794 new cases were recorded with the death toll shooting up to 416.

By Kwesi Appiah

Appiah Kwesi Anokye Dennis Jnr, professionally known as Kwesi Appiah is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger and writer.

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