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Insults won't stop me from supporting Mahama - Rex Omar

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
Rex Omar
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Highlife musician Rex Omar has bemoaned attacks on his person after he openly endorsed the second term bid of President John Mahama and his National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Speaking on GHOne TV’s GH Today Monday, Rex Omar said people must “understand the system of governance we have chosen for ourselves” and must be tolerant when their favourite stars endorse political parties or candidates they do not support.

He disclosed that he had received a lot of insults and attacks for coming out for Mahama which is wrong because "we decided to go into the multi-party democracy. And multi-party democracy means that everybody has a right to express his opinion".

“We are one people sitting in one car; other people say let Kwasi Manu drive the car I believe he is a better driver; another section says let Kwaku Mensah drive the car, I believe he is a better driver. Why should you fight and insult somebody who says Kwasi Manu or Kwaku Mensah should drive the car? Let the supremacy of the argument win the case.”

“It is our backwardness that is making people insult others who endorse other candidates. At the end of the day do you think your insult can calm me into submission? No,” he said.

According to him, “the only thing I’ve suffered is people insulting me but I don’t care because they insult the Presidents themselves. People have laid down their lives and died for this country so if I see that somebody has the potential to help this country, and I endorse him and you decide to insult me, I really don’t care. I will say it as it is because where your right ends is where my right starts".

Check out Rex Omar in NDC paraphernalia: