Thursday, May 28, 2015
Folks, the rampaging going on in the NPP won’t end anytime soon because it has a deep-seated genesis, fuelled by many factors at the emergence of the NPP from the ashes of the Danquah-Busia Club, and nurtured by the political philosophy woven around the Asante/Akyem/Brong-Ahafo origins of its Godfathers (J.B. Danquah and K.A. Busia).
That political philosophy revolved around the two personalities until adroit means were found by their latter-day adherents to add a “Dombo” afterthought to it in a vain attempt to entice our compatriots of Northern Ghana extraction who might bite the bait to create the impression that they are an integral part of the “Kabonga” NPP. Of course, S.D. Dombo did his best to advance the cause of the United Party but hasn’t been given as much prominence as the Akyem Danquah and Brong-Ahafo Busia. Continue reading
Monday, May 25, 2015
Folks, I have been pondering the trouble shaking the NPP out of joint and wondering why there is so much venom against Paul Afoko (National Chairman) and Kwabena Agyepong (General Secretary) and why backhanded moves are being made to remove them from office—as if kicking them out will be the solution to the problems hindering Akufo-Addo from becoming Ghana’s President at general elections.
My conclusion is straight-forward. To win political power, the NPP doesn’t have to eat its own babies. It is not a party born out of a revolution to do so. Only revolutions end up eating their own babies. For the NPP, eating up its own children is a sure way to grab political power in our time.
The truth is that putting Akufo-Addo in power needs more than side-swiping Afoko and Agyepong. They are not the stumbling blocks. They are just people caught in unfortunate circumstances wrought for them by their own overzealousness in pursuing a political cause that they barely know how to relate to. Continue reading
Monday, May 25, 2015
Folks, the inability of former President Rawlings to put his past behind him and move on into the future to be respected as a statesman of high repute is assuming ugly dimensions. He is known for daring the devil and thriving thereby; but as is known too, if you keep saliva for far too long in your mouth, it turns into water. And that water isn’t pleasant; it is dirt to be spat out in disgust.
Rawlings is known for making outrageous utterances and going away with them, unscathed, even if his opponents tongue-lash him in an attempt to paint him as uncouth and a nuisance. He has survived worse circumstances than such a verbal abuse. Indeed, he has been protected by the “system” to live his life the way he does. And his wife and children also benefit from that protection. Continue reading
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Folks, no reason exists for anybody to under-estimate the ramifications of the rumpus tearing the NPP apart, especially in the wake of the gruesome and barbaric chemical warfare that has killed Alhaji Adam Mahama, the party’s Upper East Regional Chairman.
In truth, the NPP is reeling terribly and will continue to do so for as long as inflammatory utterances continue to be made by those in it vested with some kind of authority and power to open their mouths anyhow. And there are many of such people, led by the imbecile called Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, a daft charlatan and upstart previously supported by the Kufuor system to be what he is but turning round to bite the finger that fed him before the fall of the NPP government. Continue reading
Friday, May 22, 2015
Folks, the problems of the NPP are just beginning to simmer and will boil over for us to know everything that we need to know about its main followers, leaders, and financiers. With that knowledge, we can confidently work for the voters to bury them in the grave that they have dug for themselves.
I have already opined that the acid-bathing of Alhaji Mahama might be a well-calculated move to paint Paul Afoko and Kwabena Agyepong black for them to be forcibly divested of their status and kicked out. Those responsible for the dastardly act could be the hirelings of those setting the stage for the coup against Afoko and Agyepong, two party kingpins known to be disinclined toward Akufo-Addo (for whatever reasons best known to them and the NPP cabal itself). Continue reading
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Folks, I will stick my neck out again to comment on happenings in the NPP, damn the personal attacks that its buffs will unleash on me as usual. After all, what haven’t I seen or felt before from them anytime I take them on? Phew!!!
We have had enough from the NPP camp to conclude that it is better at projecting its angelic face outside Ghana than it does at home. Charity seems not to be beginning at home for it, given the on-going head-butting and nasty incidents here and there to threaten its ranks and once again portray its flagbearer, Akufo-Addo, as not a unifier. Continue reading
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Folks, there is no ambiguity about the provisions of the 19923 Constitution that mandate the President of the Republic of Ghana to appoint the Chair of the Electoral Commission or others to serve there. Neither is there any cause for alarm regarding the constitutional mandate of the President to appoint the public officers needed to run the affairs of state.
So far, the Presidents that have ruled Ghana in this 4th Republic have performed such constitutionally mandated responsibilities without any hubbub. Why should there be any grumbling and complaining, especially in the case of the EC Chair? Continue reading