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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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Alan Kyerematen can’t win votes for Akufo-Addo

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 Folks, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen is a damaged politician by virtue of the internal wranglings within the NPP and his own lack of traction. He is not a politician, which he must acknowledge and look elsewhere to remain in the public sphere. Whether by design or accident, he has lost grounds in ...

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IMANI Ghana’s Franklin Cudjoe forewarns Ghanaians about the NPP

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 Folks, any keen observer of the ebb and flow of contemporary Ghanaian politics will not undermine the influence of Franklin Cudjoe and his IMANI Ghana team on the political rhetoric that has portrayed the Mahama-led administration as “incompetent” (according to the Gospel of the NPP’s Akufo-Addo). In fact, Cudjoe and Robert ...

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Has the Bawku Naba derailed Akufo-Addo’s political train?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 Folks, let’s be bold upfront to say that the “human factor” constitutes the main challenges facing our democracy. By the technical terminology “human factor”, I mean the place, role, and mindset of categories of people whose standing in society is acknowledged for good or bad, depending on what they do or ...

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Has Akufo-Addo yet seen what Kufuor saw many years ago?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 Folks, those who have been carefully monitoring our public comments on ex-President Kufuor will agree that we have more often than not been harsh toward him when it comes to either his viewpoints on how to govern Ghana (especially to rid it of corruption) or what the NPP can do to ...

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Why waste time “fighting” Rev. Martey?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 Folks, I don’t see any reason why any NDC member or government functionary should lock horns with the rev. Emmanuel Martey (outgoing Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana and the National peace Council) regarding his allegation that some politicians (or is it now a politician?) has attempted bribing him with ...

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