The Kufuors and the Panama Papers: Book no lie

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor

Monday, May 9, 2016

Will former President John Agyekum Kufuor play any critical and substantial role in Akufo-Addo’s campaign stunts for Election 2016 and not be pricked by conscience?

There is more revelation from the Panama Papers to unsettle him and to make Ghanaians wonder whether he is really fit to campaign for Akufo-Addo within the context of corruption in Ghana. Akufo-Addo is puffed up because of his claim, supported by his wife and NPP buffs toeing his line, that he is not corrupt or corruptible, even when those doing his bidding in the affairs of the NPP are busily manipulating the party’s finances for his good and pitting him against those questioning their integrity. Malfeasance galore!

Well, I chanced upon this graphic presentation and thought it could be useful to our political discourse: https://panamapapers.icij.org/the_power_players/

Just click on any of the images to see things for yourselves. Then, tell us what you think. Don’t tell me that it is about Kufuor’s son and not Kufuor himself.

What would have been the case had the names of Jerry Rawlings and his wife or children, John Dramani Mahama or his brother (Ibrahim) been published as part of those now being exposed? Don’t tell me that the Swiss Bank or any other secret agency is holding their assets.

Can Kufuor help us unravel everything by choosing to keep his mouth shut over this revelation? And will he explain to the Ghanaian voter whatever he has in mind about fighting corruption on Ghana (if corruption began with Adam, as he has put it)?

Pay particular attention to the disclaimer on the Kufuor page: “Response: Kufuor did not respond to repeated requests for comment.”

Why? Silence being golden to him? Or silence meaning consent and admission of guilt? Kufuor for you!!!

For more information on the latest about the Panama Papers, visit: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-36249982.

I shall return…

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