Election 2016 in focus: It is not publicity that Akufo-Addo lacks

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Folks, I have continued to deride these NPP people for not being politically savvy enough to do productive politics. Their members rush to insult me for daring to question their political jingoism; and I laugh them to scorn.

As I said a few weeks ago, I am working on an opinion piece to explain what exactly lies beneath Akufo-Addo’s desperate struggle to become Ghana’s President. He has already thrown his weight about to say that he is not in politics to enrich himself or that he is neither corrupt nor corruptible. Hogwash!! Complete nonsense. Which Ghanaian politician will announce his intentions to the electorate and expect to be believed? Thieves, liars, and self-centred abusers of opportunity they all are!! Continue reading

Election 2016 in focus: It is not publicity that Akufo-Addo lacks

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Folks, I have continued to deride these NPP people for not being politically savvy enough to do productive politics. Their members rush to insult me for daring to question their political jingoism; and I laugh them to scorn.

As I said a few weeks ago, I am working on an opinion piece to explain what exactly lies beneath Akufo-Addo’s desperate struggle to become Ghana’s President. He has already thrown his weight about to say that he is not in politics to enrich himself or that he is neither corrupt nor corruptible. Hogwash!! Complete nonsense. Which Ghanaian politician will announce his intentions to the electorate and expect to be believed? Thieves, liars, and self-centred abusers of opportunity they all are!!

Does Akufo-Addo even have to declare his rationale for being in politics for us to place him where he rightfully belongs? As the MP for the Abuakwa area for 12 years, how did he perform? And as a Minister in the Kufuor regime, what lasting positive impact did he leave at the two Ministries (Justice/Attorney-General’s Department and Foreign Affairs) to warrant his being elevated to the highest office of the land in the hope and expectation that he will uplift standards for the collective good? Continue reading

These fire outbreaks need decisive action to tackle

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Folks, I am now more than persuaded that the spate of fire outbreaks at important state (not government) installations cannot be caused by faulty electricity cables, transformers, or air conditioners at offices. My hunch is that there is much instigation behind it to cause  havoc and undermine the government. In truth, then, my position must be clear: that the fire outbreaks are politically motivated.

Those hiding behind such a dastardly act to destroy state property and blame it on the government’s incompetence or to create disaffection for the government thereby should bow their heads in shame.

I don’t want to point any finger at any particular political camp but the persistent occurrence (recurrence) of these fire outbreaks throughout the country cannot just be happening on the spur of faulty equipment. Continue reading

Polling Station Guards can’t win the elections for Akufo-Addo

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Folks, you must have read the news report that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has inaugurated the DAZOTA youth group to protect all polling stations in the Upper East region during the 2016 general elections.

DAZOTA group secretary, Asukuga Adongo George, told Citi News that the group was formed to avert the occurrence of the alleged widespread irregularities that characterized the 2012 general elections.

He said the group will form an effective and efficient communication force and collaborate with existing youth groups in various constituencies in the region and will also adopt available campaign strategies to help the NPP win the 2016 elections. (See: http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=343957)

I laughed out really loud when I read this news report. POLLING STATION GUARDS? What for, when the party would already have had its polling station agents in place? Complicating the situation for nothing? Surely, these NPP people have too much time ( and resources too) and too little to do. The real route to the presidency lies with the electorate. Go to them with good messages to win their minds and hearts, not forming any kind of group at all to display MILITANCY to scare the electorate instead. Continue reading

This innovative approach toward “energy” generation is what Ghana needs

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Folks, how many of us have not complained about the energy crisis rocking our country, which has assumed so huge a political dimension as to create the unfortunate impression that political opponents of President Mahama are gloating over and gearing up to use against the NDC at Election 2016?

Yes, the energy crisis is disturbing, and the government’s inability to solve it is regrettable; but anybody who narrows it down to conclude that it is a confirmation of the incompetence of the Mahama-led administration will be going too far. No wonder that unrepentant critics of the government such as the NPP-oriented Sydney Casely-Hayford (a so-called financial analyst) are back-pedalling to admit that the “Dumsor… Dumsor” phenomenon is not the making of President Mahama. They will “talk true” under no compulsion. Continue reading

Is DCOP Kofi Boakye pinching The NPP too much?

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Folks, we know that Ghanaian politicians love operating in darkness, where they scheme to reap where they haven’t sown anything. If you doubt it, tell me which single Ghanaian politician can be described as selfless and so public-spirited as to use political power for the good of the citizens.

Operating in the dark to them is the surest way to survive. And they do so with unprecedented alacrity, driven by vindictiveness against anybody they consider as a threat.

We know of situations where public officials perceived as allies of political opponents are persecuted, hounded out of office, and punished in diverse ways. The see-saw situation that has characterized the exchanges between the NDC and NPP administrations that have ruled Ghana in this 4th Republic is dotted with vindictiveness. Don’t ask for any elaboration. Continue reading

Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings is crying out loud, indeed

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Folks, Nana Konadu is in flight. She is all over the place, making all kinds of noise that portray her as “haunted”. Such noises won’t salve her conscience or earn any credit for her husband and her family in any way. What they are is already known and nothing new will come from them to change the equation.

She has said a lot already to throw the searchlight on herself and her husband, not to bring in her parents. Here are some of the major aspects of her utterances: Continue reading