Abeiku Santana: “I Want To Be A Deputy Minister”

509750891_686740Ace radio presenter and all-round entertainer Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey, popularly known as Abeiku Santana of ‘Ekwanso Dwodwo’ on Okay 107.1 FM, has explained why he has ventured into politics.

Abeiku is one of the several showbiz personalities including Selassie Ibrahim, John Dumelo, Nat Brew, Rex Omar, Vicky Zugah, Yaw Ampofo Ankrah, Kalsoume Sinare, Emmanuela Armah, Roger Quartey, and Vivian Achor, who endorsed the candidature of President John Mahama prior to December 2012 election.

Talking a little bit about politics, he stated that he hasn’t regretted campaigning for President John Mahama, and he will never ever regret because John Mahama is currently the finest and the best President we have ever had and through his government, Ghana will soon be the biggest economy after South Africa.

As to whether he will quit radio in future for politics, he whispered that radio is bigger than politics, and that he will not quit radio for politics but will rather prefer to do both.

He also added that “If I get the opportunity to be a deputy Minister I can deliver. Sometimes I don’t cherish the way some politicians do their politics in Ghana. It is just simple except that most of our politicians are not sensible enough to make things work.

Instead of them setting up lots of businesses in their constituencies so they leave a great legacy and invest their money in the people, they decide not to do that and it beats my mind. In fact, I want to be a deputy minister and that will be when people will see how politics is being done in this country” he said.

Abeiku Santana, the finest drive time presenter on Okay 101.7fm who is planning and thinking to contest as a member of Parliament in the Mfansteman constituency someday said when given the nod, he will ask the state not to pay him even as MP but will still deliver and be very relevant in the society.

Dr. Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey aka Abeiku Santana holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration, DS in Criminal Law, Advanced Certificate in Public Relations and Advertising, an Associate in Legal Services and Litigation and Associate ACIM and has also acquired a post graduate certificate in public administration from GIMPA.

He established his own business support firm, Strategic Communications about 8 years ago to identify young unemployed graduates for Events, Advertising, Public Relations and Human Resources.

Abeiku was honored with Honorary Doctor of Humanities in recognition of his contribution to the Christian Ministry and Leadership. The honor was bestowed on him by the world acclaimed Pan African Clergy Council and Bible Seminary on Saturday October 1, 2011.

Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey aka “worwor” has recently been honoured with the Excellence In Media Leadership award in recognition of his exceptional accomplishment as a Broadcast Journalist and Radio presenter par excellence by Global Leadership Training (GLT), USA.

Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefonline.com with additional files from Flex