Lydia Forson, an actress, has advised Ghanaians not to put their trust in presidential aspirants who resign from government positions solely to run for the position.
According to her, presidential candidates must recognize societal problems and commit to finding solutions to them.
Miss Forson made the statement on her Twitter account, igniting a massive online debate.
“DO NOT TRUST ANY POLITICAL CANDIDATE WHO RESIGNED ONLY TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT, NOT BECAUSE THEY SAW WRONGDOING AND WANTED TO DO THE RIGHT THING,” she tweeted.
In response to her post, she agreed with a follower who accused churches of encouraging ‘corrupt’ leaders.
“The church is responsible for a significant share of the corruption in Ghana. Either doing it directly or providing validation for members who do it. But people won’t let us have open discussions about it because we’re a Christian nation (which we aren’t) and God is good x3,” the follower tweeted.
“They sit front row, get special prayers and attention in exchange for sowing seed,” the actress added.
Her appointment comes just days after Trade Minister Alan Kyeremanten resigned from the NPP in protest of his bid for the party’s flagbearership.