The promise by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama to legalize the Okada business if voted back into power seems to have ruffled a few feathers in the political space.
CPP Stalwart, James Kwabena Bomfeh, popularly known as Kabila, has however taken a swipe at the NDC, for the promise to make the Okada business legal.
Commenting on the issue on Peace FM’s ‘Kokrokoo’, Mr. Bomfeh expressed his surprise at the sudden U-turn by Mr. Mhama to regularize Okada when a law was passed under his tenure as President to ban the venture.
According to Kabila, it is difficult to regulate the riders and also dangerous to ride a motorbike in the country adding that “even as it has not been regularized, the Police are having a hard time applying the law.”
He also likened Mr. Mahama’s quest to trying to say he will legalize prostitution or armed robbery when he makes a comeback to the Jubilee House, the seat of government.
“You know that people feed from prostitution. You know some people feed from armed robbery. With some, there’s evidence to show that they alone don’t feed from armed robbery but also embark on charitable projects. Some people are living on illicit drug trade, Pablo Escobar . . . So, because people feed from that and people live on that, you’re going to regularize and legalize armed robbery? Can you?”, he stated.