Mark Okraku-Mantey, now Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, has disclosed that ex-President Jerry John Rawlings coup d'état made him grow an offensive position in assisting the National Democratic Congress.

According to Mark Okraku-Mantey, his father, who was a businessman, had come under many life-threatening attacks in the coups led by ex-President Jerry John Rawlings. 

The Deputy Minister indicated that, due to that, he developed some sort of dislike, for now, the opposition National Democratic Congress 

Mark also said: “When my father was young because he was an entrepreneur, he saw some money and, he did some good stuff around,” the Deputy Minister said in an interview.

He added;

“So when former President Rawlings did his first and second coups (in respect of) both of them, my dad was wanted because at the time, successful people were brought to book, so he was wanted.

 “As a little boy, guns were common in my home from some of these military men looking for my dad and, so that is why anytime when people mention coup, I tell them that don’t wish for a coup,” the Deputy Minister added.

 According to Mark, “I constantly had a running tummy They could come in at any time, 3:00 am and all. So by default, I am any other party apart from PNDC evolving into NDC.”