The National Treasurer of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Alhaji Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, has vowed to split his 19 children who have attained voting age among the two biggest political parties in Ghana as part of his retirement plan.
According to Alhaji Abdullah, that is a wise move to ensure that his children be in government regardless of the political party in power.
“When we advise our children, they take. I’ve seen Abu Jinapor and John Jinapor. This has shown me that their father is very wise. So I will also do the same. I have grown, and the world has changed. We are in a scientific world. I don’t know when I will die, so I am taking this decision now,” he added.
Alhaji Abdullah popularly known as PMC in an interview on Ekosii Sen on Asempa FM, says he will allow ten of his children to remain in the NDC and the remaining nine to join the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
“I have not more than 19 children, but 19 of them have attained voting age. I will divide them into two, give NDC 10 and NPP 9,” he said.
When asked if he is taking such a decision because he is disgruntled about the NDC, Alhaji Abdullah said that is not the case, but he is only being strategic citing the Jinapor family as a reference.
He said he joined NDC because of former President Jerry Rawlings but is putting efforts in place to even push some of the children to other political parties including the Progressive People’s Party (PPP).
“We are helping our country. So if Paa Kwesi Nduom [of the PPP] comes and his party is strong, I will even assign some of my children there. I have not regretted joining NDC. I joined the NDC because I liked Rawlings. And he is not going to contest again, and I can’t be following people around. So my children have to continue from where I’ve left off. I’m going on a political retirement; I won’t do politics again,” he added.