Author Archives: Dr. Michael Bokor

No one needs to gag Rawlings; he will choke on his own vomit

Friday, June 22, 2012 Former President Rawlings is out again, baring his teeth and threatening to retaliate against anybody in the NDC (both the party and the government) who insults him. But rather curiously, nothing has come from him to let us know whether he will stop bad-mouthing others. When people slander him, it is bad; but when he insults ...

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Election 2012 and the danger ahead (Part II)

Friday, June 22, 2012 Added to these negative tendencies on the part of the NPP is the problem that the NDC (both as a political party and the government) has already created to worsen the situation. The nasty intra-party wrangling that has torn the party into seemingly irreconcilable pro-Rawlings and pro-Mills factions has negatively affected governance, which indicates that the ...

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Election 2012 and the danger ahead (Part I)

Friday, June 22, 2012 Even before the electioneering campaigns for Election 2012 intensify, there is every cause to be alarmed at the danger looming over our country. Everything points to one grave conclusion: that our country risks being blown apart by electoral violence. I am no prophet of doom, but I can infer from the high degree of intolerance, impatience, ...

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The NPP’s defeat: How religion did it (Part II)

Friday, December 21, 2012 These hypocrites didn’t stop there. They exploited every bit of opportunity to present the NDC and President Mahama as anti-Christ, anti-Christianity, and everything anti in the hope that the Christian and Muslim communities would see things through their eyes and translate that picture into a voting down of the incumbent. Their utterances, especially in the aftermath ...

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The NPP’s defeat: How religion did it (Part I)

Friday, December 21, 2012 Do you recall what happened when rumours circulated that Akufo-Addo had pissed on a mosque in the Tamale area when he visited the palace of the local chief to seek his blessing for his bid for the Presidency? Or that the late President Mills won the 2008 elections because of the spiritual powers inherent in the ...

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If Akufo-Addo doesn’t win the elections…

Sunday, October 21, 2012 If the NPP’s Akufo-Addo doesn’t win the upcoming Presidential elections, it will not be because he hasn’t campaigned well enough or that he hasn’t projected the best of himself to the electorate. In truth, he has done his best so far, going to all lengths, selling himself under many guises, including embarking on nationwide tours to ...

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NPP, leave Afari Gyan alone and go to court (Part II)

Friday, December 21, 2012 The signals being sent out by the NPP are disheartening. I want to say at this point that the party’s choice of Afari Gyan for verbal attacks and open confrontation over Election 2012 is a disgrace, to say the least. And here is why: This Afari Gyan was their target of scorn when the NPP lost ...

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NPP, leave Afari Gyan alone and go to court (Part I)

Friday, December 21, 2012 The NPP’s “Concert Party” show is providing enough humour to entertain us; but it is based on one very ugly and damning foundation that must be condemned by all peace-loving Ghanaians. The NPP leaders’ constant disparaging of the Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan, is reprehensible. Behaving as if they have chosen him for a special ...

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Does Akufo-Addo know the way to the Supreme Court?

Thursday, December 20, 2012 As if unable to overcome the shocking defeat that he suffered at the 2012 polls, the NPP’s Akufo-Addo has chosen to chart a path that is remarkable only as a temporary respite and not the solution to his distress. He is using this path to seek sympathy and how to deal with the aftershocks of Election ...

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Let there be light… and there is no light!

Saturday, October 20, 2012 Isn’t it troubling that Ghanaians continue to suffer from the curse of load shedding (power rationing) every year while those in authority look on unconcerned until election time approaches when they emerge on rooftops to project the Father Christmas in them? The denial of electricity to the people traumatizes them in many ways but there is ...

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The NPP’s hot potatoes

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 At long last, we now know what the NPP will go to the Supreme Court for. The party’s General Secretary, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, has enumerated three reliefs that the party will seek: The number of votes stolen for President Mahama to be deducted and those deducted from Nana Akufo-Addo to be restored. Polling stations where the ...

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Some things that hurt the NPP’s image

Friday, October 19, 2012 I am really skeptical about Ghanaian politicians, especially those who say too many conflicting or alarming things in one breath just for the sake of winning public goodwill. The controversy generated by Akufo-Addo’s promise of free senior high school education and free health care for children under 18 years still rages. Although some (including chiefs and ...

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Akufo-Addo again?

Monday, November 19, 2012 The death of Alhaji Aliu Mahama, former Vice President, has brought to the fore many issues that I will be bold to raise in a number of opinion pieces to throw more light on pertinent issues and to question the integrity of our politicians. I begin with a contentious claim made by the NPP’s flagbearer, Akufo-Addo, ...

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The MIGHTY Rawlingses have fallen on their own swords…

Friday, October 19, 2012 Believe it or not, there is wailing, cursing, and gnashing of teeth in the household of the Rawlingses. Why? Because the Electoral Commission has decreed that they do so. By exercising its mandate in the strongest vein so far, the EC has found fault with Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings’ nomination forms and resolutely disqualifying her from contesting ...

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What the Supreme Court will do to Akufo-Addo

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 As we wait for the NPP to head to the Supreme Court to seek redress over the just-ended polls, we remain baffled by many issues concerning this particular court case. We are not bothered by the NPP’s decision to go to court. After all, that’s their constitutional right. What bothers us is the purpose the NPP ...

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Will Kumasi accept Akufo-Addo?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Gradually, the NPP leaders and the party’s supporters have boxed themselves into a tight corner. Perhaps, they have counted too much self-confidence and misplaced trust in prominent personalities, including the Asantehene, Osei Tutu II, to advance their parochial political cause. His refusal to accept their petition today must send the signal to them that they are ...

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