Author Archives: Dr. Michael Bokor

Akufo-Addo is over-stepping bounds for Ghana’s doom

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, March. 26, 2017 Folks, news reports that the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator (Mr. Agyei) was attacked by about 200 members of a pro-New Patriotic Party group known as “Delta Force” on Friday are alarming for several reasons. Why? Because it raises very alarming concerns. The primary reason given by the attackers (that “a party ...

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It’s high time Ghana called for the removal of this British High Commissioner called Jon Benjamin

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016   Folks, it is no secret that officials representing their countries’ interests in other countries worldwide should know where to step so they don’t undermine their own integrity, endanger bilateral or multilateral relations, or bring the profession of diplomacy into disrepute.   All over the world, those sent out by their ...

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Election 2016 has begun: Disturbing matters arising

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, December 2, 2016 Folks, the glitches that characterized today’s “Special Voting” by personnel of the security services, journalists, and officers of the Electoral Commission to be on duty on the day of general elections (Dec. 7) don’t surprise me at all. They are symptomatic of the technical problems that the Electoral Commission and voters ...

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The NPP believes only what its own agenda reveals to it

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tues, Nov. 29, 2016 Folks, there is a lot happening to suggest that the high hopes inflating the NPP camp of an electoral victory in the next few days are mere sand castles—mere gigantic castles in the air. Those building them refuse to see things beyond their noses even as they dig deep into the ...

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Electoral violence negates democracy

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, November 27, 2016 In reference to the warning given by the US Embassy in Ghana to US citizens living in Ghana “to be cautious of their movements around the country as the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections draw nearer” (See http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/US-warns-citizens-over-possible-poll-violence-in-Ghana-490183), I want to say that no democracy anywhere can survive on the ...

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Fidel Castro stood tall in life and still does now in death

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, November 27, 2016 Folks, a friend of mine sent me a private message, expressing serious concerns at the reaction of “Americans” to the death of Cuba’s Fidel Castro. He was unhappy that the “Americans” were jubilating instead of feeling sad at the loss of such an illustrious figure. Donald Trump has been quick to ...

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Backwardness on full display at Manhyia

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, November 25, 2016 Folks, those of us who have persistently condemned the kind of “masochistic” politics that Akufo-Addo is leading the NPP to do toward Election 2016 won’t stop saying that the NPP’s rogue politics constitutes the danger that will not give Ghana the peace that it needs to develop. We have said a ...

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On so-called tribal politics: President Mahama said nothing wrong and will not apologize to anybody

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Folks, I have monitored happenings over the past few days regarding the politicking being done toward December 7. There is a lot to suggest that stakes are high and that the NDC and NPP continue to attract more attention than the other contesting parties. The substance of the campaign messages have ...

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Does the NPP have a manifesto to propagate?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 Folks, permit me to take on the NPP armada on what I see as its futile campaign of desperation to win Election 2016. Many utterances from its leading officials and their lackeys all over the place maker me wonder whether they know what is at stake and how to go for ...

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What will the Asantehene do now?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 Folks, the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, is on record as having sternly warned chiefs in his Asante domain not to openly align themselves with any politician or face his wrath. He was reported as decrying the rush by traditional rulers in some parts of the country to declare support for ...

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This is the incorruptible Akufo-Addo for you

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 Folks, the only claim that seems to be working well for the NPP’s Akufo-Addo in his campaign to have a third bite at the Presidential pie is that he is neither corrupt nor corruptible. He has trumpeted it all and left a trail for his buffs to hang on to as ...

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The Electoral Commission has told Nana Konadu to go to hell

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 Folks, the EC has dug in and reiterated its stance not to rescind its decision regarding the disqualification of Presidential candidates who flouted the electoral law in filing their nomination forms. Aggrieved as these disqualified candidates are, nothing from them to the EC seems to be paving the way for the ...

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When Akufo-Addo’s personal friends strip him naked…

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 Folks, ever since Steve Malory (Executive Editor of the AfricaWatch magazine) published its lengthy report about the health status of the NPP’s Akufo-Addo, a lot has issued forth to feed public discourse. We have heard dismissive and condemnatory reactions from the NPP camp to suggest that Mallory and his medium were ...

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Hooting at President Mahama is nothing but an act of desperation

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 Folks, I have watched several times the video clip on what the NPP supporters at the Kokompe spare parts joint were “captured” as doing when President Mahama passed through that area on his electioneering campaign tour of the Greater Accra region. They were shown hooting at President Mahama and thumping their ...

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Only Akufo-Addo can clear his own air

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 Folks, after monitoring the public discourse on the United States’ steps toward Election 2016, I am more than persuaded that personal integrity is a major ingredient in the factors determining candidates’ fate on the basis of the electoral decisions made by voters. We in Ghana have our own cup of tea, ...

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The NPP’s Manifesto offers nothing new

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 Folks, the NPP has launched its manifesto, which I have gone through to conclude that it offers nothing substantially novel to enthuse over. I regard that manifesto as a knee-jerk approach to national development, based on assumptions and dangerous speculation. I’m not alone in holding this opinion. Here is how a ...

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