Nicholas Teye, a former Nation Builders Corps( NABCO) trainee whose portrait appeared in campaign billboards of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) ahead of the 2020 General Elections, has revealed that his life is in danger as a result of threats from persons dissatisfied with the governance of the Akufo-Addo-led administration.
Speaking in an interview with TV3, Mr Teye, 35, said that is unable to move about freely town without disguising himself for fear of being attacked by disgruntled Ghanaians who accuse him of being part of the conspiracy of the NPP that has caused their current economic difficulties.
He added that he receives calls from unknown persons threatening to cause harm to him if they meet him for being a part of the reason why their suffering in the country.
“My major challenge is the threats [ on my life]. So anytime I am going out, I have to put on the nose mask and sometimes the cup. So I have to disguise myself. So sometimes I will be in the room on Friday, Saturday and Sunday without going out because I am afraid that if I step out, I don’t know what will happen,” he lamented.
Nicholas Teye was the face of huge billboards mounted across the country appealing to voters to retain the NPP Government in the 2020 Elections so that the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) which provided temporary jobs for graduates would be continued. The billboards had words “Remember Me. My livelihood depends on you vote”.
Mr Teye said he was paid Three Hundred Cedis for his face to accompany the words when he was a NABCO beneficiary.