Claiming that political activities didn’t contribute to spike in covid-19 cases is political madness – Prof. Gyampo

Political Science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo has dished out a plate of hot reply to Hon. Oppong Nkrumah and Dr. Okoe-Boye for claiming that political activities didn’t contribute to the rise in covid-19 cases in Ghana.

According to Prof. Gyampo, it is political madness to say that rallies and other political activities during the election period didn’t contribute to the spike of coronavirus cases.

Information Ministry, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah speaking in an interview said there is no data to back such assertion that political activities contributed to the rise in cases.

According to him, people were ‘reckless’ during the yuletide season, hence, the upsurge in cases.

“If you take the election period I am sure the doctors will tell you that the data will not support the argument. I know it is fanciful for us to make that argument. But election period was on December 7 and we are looking at 14 days around that period but we didn’t see that [increase in Covid-19 cases].

“But during the yuletide, that is, from December 25 to the New Year era, you will notice people disregarded the protocols.”

Mr. Gyampo reacting to Oppong Nkrumah’s assertion took to Facebook and wrote;

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 behavior of some parliamentarians in the late hours of January 6 to the early hours of January 7 is political madness”

Claiming that political activities didn't contribute to spike in covid-19 cases is political madness – Prof. Gyampo