Professor Ransford Gyampo, a senior political science lecturer at the University of Ghana says he is not afraid to die because he is speaking the truth.
The professor through his Facebook page said a member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), sent him a message warning him to beef up his security since some functionaries of government are unhappy with his recent comment that he [Prof. Gyampo] chided the NPP for lying their way into power.
But in a response on Facebook, the senior member of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) said he is not afraid to die for speaking the truth.
Below is the full statement from Prof. Gyampo
A very respected NDC friend of mine sent me this:
Good morning, Prof. Please be vigilant and take steps to protect yourself and family. This establishment is unhappy about your statements.
My response: Sir, thanks. Politicians can do their worst by killing me but I am not afraid to die. It’s too stressful living under the governance of politicians in Ghana who do not mean well. Note that I am referring to Ghanaian politicians, both the NDC and NPP!!!
Now to my NDC friends: I am happy you are sharing my post and praising me all over. But I am not amused with your hypocrisy! You have refused to think and objectively analyze my write-ups.
You have always tagged me as NPP. Now that some people in the NPP says I am in bed with your party. Are you going to accept me? Please watch out for my write-up about the school you have established.
I will speak my mind about it. Be careful to take my view as my view. Do not tag me as NPP when I criticize you. For starters, please take note that the initiative to open a school at this time when the party is bleeding in opposition, and when there seems to be no ideological purity anywhere in the world, is a waste of time! I will expand on this in a detailed write-up shortly.
In the meantime, go to Legon Bookshop to get this book titled “The Youth and Political Ideology in Ghanaian Politics” authored by Ransford Edward Van Gyampo.