By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016
Folks, we already know how the NPP is going about its electioneering campaigns for Election 2016, using everything it comes across to highlight its desperate search for power.
Interestingly, there is a lot happening to give us some comic relief. Talk about the carnival atmosphere in which it operated only to lose Elections 2008 and 2012. The “kangaroo dance” didn’t yield the votes to put Akufo-Addo in power.
For Election 2012, we have a number of comedians on board (Agya Koo, etc.) to provide that kick. And we are enjoying the renditions.
We are already conversant with the “Concert Party” that the NPP has reduced itself to. Now that emphasis has been shifted from political mobilization through rallies and face-to-face interactions to the Kalyppo humdrum and limited social media outbursts against the NDC that the vast majority of voters don’t see or care about, what else? The comedy is in full gear.
Bring in Akufo-Addo’s claim that he is the “David” at Election 2016 to defeat the Goliath of a President Mahama. A dry reference to Jewish/Israeli sentiment for no purpose in Ghanaian politics. We know all that history, reading the Bible; but what has that knowledge given us to do for the good of Ghana?
And Akufo-Addo is quick to base everything on “money”, which he claims the NDC has but he lacks. How can Akufo-Addo complain about paucity when he inherited a well-endowed NPP? When those funding the NPP before Kufuor left the scene had committed so much for the party’s cause? When financial transactions with dubious sources eroded confidence in an Akufo-Addo-led NPP system? (Is any of those complaining wondering why contributions from known sources has dwindled? At least, the NPP MPs have refused to contribute their quota because they hate how their money is being used).
How will Akufo-Addo do so, when indeed he is far older than President Mahama as far as age is concerned, and has boasted of his long years in Ghanaian politics than President Mahama can ever do? In Biblical terms, David was a lad with no experience who was humble enough to be guided and resourced by the Supreme being to defeat the Philistinian cause of intimidation, treachery, and devastation. Foolishly transposing the David-Goliath encounter on the Ghanaian situation hurts Akufo-Addo than redounds to his political standing.
The anxious moments are with us now. I have just come across this material published by Ghanaweb; and I am deeply concerned. Here it is: http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/American-lady-campaigns-for-Nana-Akufo-Addo-476056?video=1
Folks, what impunity of this so-called “American woman” could make her go this way, even to the extent of saying that she doesn’t like President Mahama because he is corrupt?
We are talking about a foreigner who has admitted herself that she is not married to any Ghanaian, but is bold enough to campaign for Akufo-Addo!! If this is not lawlessness of the highest order, what else could be?
How can we sit down in our country to tolerate such an affront from a foreigner?
It doesn’t happen anywhere in the world. So, why are we Ghanaians allowing this foreigner to insult our system this way? And Akufo-Addo and his NPP machine are happy with that? If they are not, what is their reaction? Endorsing an illegality just for the sake of votes? And what is the guarantee that what she is doing will fetch votes for Akufo-Addo?
How about President Mahama and the state machinery? Have they seen this video recording? Why no reaction?
Do our laws allow foreigners to do what this so-called “American lady” has done? Why hasn’t she been taken to task by now? Are we so cheap in Ghana? Will the United States allow anything of the sort? NEVER!!
Folks, there is need for action here. Otherwise, we are doomed!!
I shall return…
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