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Akufo-Addo is a nobody (Part 2)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 If I were in any responsible position in Ghana, I would definitely ensure that this Lebanese undesirable is deported from Ghana and sent where he will learn how not to bite the finger feeding him. In Lebanon, he will get to know that common bread is not easy to come by ...

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Akufo-Addo is a nobody (Part 1)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 Folks, I have read the editorial comment published yesterday by the pro-Akufo-Addo New Statesman newspaper and laughed it off as a clear confirmation of my poor opinions about the struggles of such a dead political horse. (See http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/features/Is-it-okay-to-peddle-damaging-untruths-about-opposition-leader-473533). That editorial picked on the arrest of the Lebanese Fadi Daboussi by the ...

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If the Institute of Economic Affairs won’t sell Akufo-Addo…

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 Folks, we are of the opinion that a good politician should know how to ditch his opponents, especially when given a head-start advantage by institutions shaping the public discourse on general elections to self-project, to blow his own horn and be heard loud and clear for his good at the polls; ...

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What campaigning for Election 2016 reveals (Part II)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 The intricacies of the campaigns themselves speak volumes, especially when we consider how localities are chosen for Akufo-Addo’s visits and the messages that he delivers there. So far, there is so much sentimentalism and recourse to rabble-rousing that don’t add any value to Akufo-Addo. Added to that pitfall is the unceasing ...

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What campaigning for Election 2016 reveals (Part I)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 Folks, the race for the Flagstaff House is on. Victory at Election 2016 is certain for the camp of the Presidential candidate that manages its electioneering campaign stunts to win voter support; on the other hand, defeat awaits those who fail to connect with the voters. Need I say more? Probably ...

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This Bole chief foretells doom for the NPP at Election 2016

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, Sept. 21, 2016 Folks, when I read the news report featuring Yipalawura Mahama Yahaya, a chief in the Bole Traditional Area, who claims that the father of the running mate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Mahamadu Bawumia betrayed President Mahama’s father, I laughed out really loud. I did so because I saw it ...

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Fifteen Presidential candidates for Election 2016?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 Folks, I have just come across the news report saying what has really made me wonder what is becoming of the Presidential aspect of the 2016 general elections. Just consider this: “Fifteen presidential hopefuls have so far picked nomination forms to contest in the upcoming general election in December. They are ...

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What is happening in the camp of the empty braggarts?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 Folks, at a time that one expects the NPP camp to be on its feet to campaign with cogent messages to win voter support, happenings indicate that the house in a shambles—of course, it has been messed up since Akufo-Addo took over from Kufuor. But what is happening now suggests that ...

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As the NDC wins the “manifesto war”…

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 Folks, there is every reason to believe that the announcement of the key elements of the NDC’s manifesto for Election 2016 has not only unnerved its political opponents but it has also proved that the party is doing serious business to improve governance. Like it or not, the four thematic areas ...

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Election 2016: Akufo-Addo pales before John Mahama

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 Folks, I’ve been contacted by some prospective voters to answer their concerns on what criteria should inform the electoral decision that they make on December 7 to retain the incumbent John Mahama in office or to ditch him for the NPP’s Akufo-Addo. I have responded to them on the basis of ...

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So, what are the political parties telling the electorate?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 Folks, we are in the major political electioneering campaign period for Election 2016; yet, nothing specific is at issue to help us know what the various political parties are about—whether complaining against or supporting. Everything is in flux, unlike what happened in previous periods. Let’s just say here that there is ...

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Odododiodoo sets a disgraceful pace

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 Folks, you must by now have read or heard news reports about the confrontation between supporters of the NDC and NPP during a public forum in the Odododiodoo constituency in Accra. That event aimed at offering the Parliamentary candidates the opportunity to present their programmes of action to improve the lot ...

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Will South and North Korea become the world’s next headache?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 Folks, happenings in the Korean Peninsula are frightening. No one who knows what is building up will underrate those happenings as potential sources of a catastrophe that will put the world on edge. Those familiar with the three-year fratricidal war between North Korea and South Korea and the influence of the ...

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Nothing new came from Dr. Bawumia’s lecture

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 Folks, the much-hyped public lecture by the NPP’s Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is over. Under the theme “The State of the Ghana (Should it not have been “the Ghanaian” instead?) Economy —A Foundation of Concrete or Straw?”, the lecture had been advertised as a ground-breaking one to prepare the minds of Ghanaians ...

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The lessons from Bawku and beyond

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 Folks, when the NPP’s Akufo-Addo recently took his electioneering campaign stumping to Northern Ghana, he made sulfurous speeches, ending up in giving us a new ridiculous refrain, “one village, one dam”. Such stumping was widely covered by the media and the NPP’s own communication directorate to create the impression that Northern ...

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