André Johnson, former advisor to the National Office of the UFC, which had rallied a year ago, the FRAC before becoming deputy secretary general of the ANC, has decided to return to his family of origin.
Mr. Johnson has written to the president of the UFC, Gilchrist Olympio (photo), an apology and to present his desire to reinstate the "l’Union des Forces de Changement."
"Today, I do not want to be a part of the demagogic approach of the ANC," he said in an interview to republicoftogo.com. The weekly marches being unproductive, he prefers direct dialogue with power, the only way to move the country forward.
Republicoftogo.com : What led you to leave the ANC to return to the UFC?
André Johnson : I am a man who adheres to a dynamic belief. I note with great regret that realism and clarity seem to have abandoned the ranks of the ANC. Maintaining weekly marches as the only solution to achieve our demands has no meaning.
Given the complexity of the political situation in Togo, we have no alternative now than having frank discussions with power and with our opponents. And these are not the events each week which can cure-all.
I do not want to be a part of this demagogic approach.
What makes me sad is the hatred that now prevails in the ANC. This party does not seem to learn from our past mistakes.
I do not want to enroll in a manichean logic, that is to say that, one side is the good and the other side are the bad guys. The most important thing is to allow Togo to move forward.
In these circumstances, I prefer to return to Gilchrist Olympio to support his civic activities.