According to Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, national chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the major opposition party, bad spouses of politicians persuade their husbands to participate in politics.
The seasoned politician claimed during a Starr Chat appearance on Starr FM that nagging spouses may sometimes damage the integrity of committed leaders.
“You know, in politics, if you have a bad wife, that can lead you to engage in corrupt activities. Because your wife is nagging… look at what my colleagues have but I don’t have any, what are you doing? you are being cheated and all that, then that can convert a wise and principled person into somebody who will do the wrong things to be able to satisfy his wife and family, but my wife is a very modest person.
“As we speak now, when I go to my hometown nobody is surprised seeing me ride a bicycle or walking in the streets and so on. It is like no matter the height I reach, if I fall there will be no difference if I go back.”
In answer to a query on what has sustained his 41-year marriage, program presenter Bola Ray asked Chairman Asiedu Nketiah to make a statement.
“She’s not somebody who puts premium on money, finances and other things,” the experienced politician added.