In June 2013, Presiding Archbishop and General Overseer of the Action Chapel International,Â Nicholas Duncan-WilliamsÂ stated that he does not belong to either the NPP or NDC.
According to Duncan-Williams, he will choose the Convention People’s Party ahead of the aforementioned parties if he wants to join a political party in the country.
In an interview with Radio XYZ on Sunday, June 23, 2013, he said: “Itâ€™s true Iâ€™m [a] friend of President Rawlings, but Iâ€™m not NDC, and Iâ€™m not NPP, and if I choose to support any party Iâ€™ll support my fatherâ€™s party, CPP even though they havenâ€™t won an election for [a] long timeâ€.
His comments came after a series of media reports attempted to link him to the largest political parties in the country.
Read the full story originally published on January 31, 2006, on Ghanaweb
The Presiding Archbishop and General Overseer of the Christian Action Faith Ministries (CAFM),Â Nicholas Duncan-WilliamsÂ says he neither belongs to the governingÂ National Democratic CongressÂ nor the main oppositionÂ New Patriotic Party.
He told his congregation during one of his Sunday sermons, which was played back on Radio XYZâ€™s â€˜Voice of Actionâ€™ programme on Sunday June 23, 2013 that he would opt for the Convention Peopleâ€™s Party if he wanted to join any political party in Ghana.
â€œItâ€™s true Iâ€™m [a] friend of President Rawlings, but Iâ€™m not NDC, and Iâ€™m not NPP, and if I choose to support any party Iâ€™ll support my fatherâ€™s party, CPP even though they havenâ€™t won an election for [a] long timeâ€.
The Archbishopâ€™s comments follow what he described as incessant attempts to link him to either of the two main parties at any one point in time depending on which of the two is in power.
He said there were instances where his critics painted him black to all the three former Presidents just to destroy him.
â€œâ€¦They really finished me to President Kufuor but thank God that President Kufuor, some way somehow, he didnâ€™t give in to it; he gave me the opportunity to speak for myself and get to know me for myself till we became friendâ€.
As far as the late President Mills is concerned, Archbishop Duncan-Williams said: â€œâ€¦They went to President Atta-Mills and told him that, hey, Duncan-Williams is now NPP; he and Nana Akufo-Addo are tight; heâ€™s always in the manâ€™s house eating in his houseâ€.
â€œâ€¦I know Nana Akufo-Addo very well; I have respect for the man, but I donâ€™t know his house; I donâ€™t know where he lives â€“ whether at East Legon or his fatherâ€™s house, I donâ€™t know where the man livesâ€, he asserted.
He said his wife was even attacked at a public restaurant sometime ago by some NDC big shots because of rumours that she was one of the fundraisers for the NPP Flagbearer.
Additionally, he recalled that: â€œâ€¦They went to President Rawlings too and told him that hey, now Duncan Williams is NPPâ€.
â€œIt looks like you have to belong to a particular political party in this country for you to either succeed or to become relevant. And you have to declare your stance; they are forcing us to belong somewhere. We are Ghanaians, and that is what we are, periodâ€, he exclaimed.