35 year-old Teacher leaves in fear for supporting NPP during 2020 Elections

Many remember him for the 2020 general eection campaign advert where his photo appeared on a billboard with the inscription “Remember me. My livelihood depends on your vote.”

He is a beneficiary of the government’s flagship programme Nations Builders Corps, NABCO, where he teaches.

Known as Nicholas Teye, the 35-year-old says his life is under threat after the viral NPP campaign and eventually the party winning the presidential election.

Speaking to TV3 in an interview, Nicholas stated that people blame him for the current economic hardship facing Ghanaians following his campaign for the governing party.

The SHS teacher stated that he had to even disguise himself by wearing a nose mask and a cap whenever he wants to go out of his home for fear of being noticed and attacked.

“My major challenge is the threat. So any time I have to go out I have to put on a nose mask and sometimes a cap.

“Sometimes, I will be in the room, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday without going out because I am afraid if I step out I don’t know what will happen to me. The moment they see you [sic] they are angry and they want to beat you because you are part of the reasons why they are suffering. Sometimes they will call you and threaten you.

“Sometimes my wife will tell me where I am going, if I have the money I should take Uber,” Teye narrated.

The teacher indicated that he was not told that his photo will be used for a campaign billboard.

He said he was paid GH¢300 for the advert.

Narrating why his face was on a campaign billboard for the governing party, Nicholas Teye, said as a NABCO beneficiary, he was told that their photos were being used for calendars and magazines and there is a reward of GHC ¢300 attached to it.

He noted that before the GH¢300 was given to him, he had to sign an undertaking that stated that he has allowed his photo to be used for the NPP 2020 campaign – something that was not made clear to him earlier.

 

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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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