It is not for nothing that would-be politicians are advised to get profession or career before dragging their heels into politics, because, political positions are not reliable : you are in today, and out tomorrow.
That is why it is said that elections have consequences – it is either a win or lose game affair.
So you prepare yourself well before venturing into it, so if you win, you got a reason to serve your country, and if you lose, you already got something to keep you going.
And one person who is a typical example of the above is the immediate past Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku constituency in the greater Accra Region, Dr. Oko Boye, who also served as deputy health minister.
Dr Oko-Boye is a licensed medical practitioner who holds BSC in Human Biology, Medicine and Surgery from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
He also holds a Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH) from Hamburg School of Applied Science and an A1 certificate in German from the Geothe Institute, Accra.
Dr Oko-Boye had his house job at the Ghana Health Service from 2009 to 2012. He then continued as a Medical Officer in the same Institution for four years.
Currently, he is a Physician at Lekma Hospital, a government health facility located at Teshie.
In 2016, he obtained 45, 259 to beat NDC Benita Sena Okity-Duah with 43,092, losing the 2020 elections by 1000 votes difference to NDC Benjamin Ayiku Nartey who had 55,938.
Just a week after his defeat, Dr. Bernard Oko Boye returned to the hospital to work.
Read what he wrote below:
“First post election Monday consultations at the Lekma Hospital. Some staff were happy to see me doing fine, some surprised at my activity having assumed that not winning the Parliamentary election meant away with community service. It is important to understand that the joy a true Leader experiences does not lie in the position he holds but in the Service his people receive. I thank God that you do not have to necessarily hold a position to assist others experience a better world. Because He lives, we can face tomorrow.”