Opinions

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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As the EC paralyzes Nana Konadu, Dr. Nduom and the others….

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 Folks, the Electoral Commission has stung several of the candidates filing to contest the 2016 Presidential elections. They are: The thirteen disqualified parties include Hassan Ayariga’s All Progressive Congress (APC), the People’s National Convention (PNC), and the Progressive People’s Party (PPP). The other disqualified parties are the Great Consolidated Popular Party ...

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A United States lady campaigning for Akufo-Addo?

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 ...

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As the Daily Guide goes for the NDC…

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 The news report blared it loud: “I am not NPP—Gina Blay”. And we were given the benefit of the details: “The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Western Publications Ltd – Publishers of Daily Guide newspaper—Gina Blay has revealed that she is not a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). But, ...

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Prof. Asare harms Akufo-Addo all the more (Part II)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 And no one in the Akufo-Addo camp is talking about what he was at the Lancing College? I have the evidence and will produce it when challenged. Beyond that level is the fact that prominent Ghanaian lawyers trained by the Middle Temple are listed openly at the institution’s Web site (for ...

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Prof. Asare harms Akufo-Addo all the more (Part I)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 Folks, the US-based Ghanaian academic, Stephen Kwaku Asare, has written an opinion piece that cried loud that Akufo-Addo has no law degree. He went on to explain why, framing his thoughts in a historical context to create the impression that it is nothing strange if Akufo-Addo has no law degree because ...

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If Mahama is a threat to Ghana’s future, what is Akufo-Addo?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 Folks, you must have read the news report quoting the NPP’s Akufo-Addo as saying that “the continued stay in office of President Mahama poses the biggest threat to the future of Ghanaians present, and the generations unborn” (See http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Mahama-is-the-biggest-threat-to-Ghana-s-future-Akufo-Addo-474214). What an oxymoron? What an idiotic utterance of the highest order? President ...

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