Opinions

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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Akufo-Addo has quickly fired back only to misfire

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Folks, the report published by Africa Watch that paints Akufo-Addo’s health status as not only alarming but also indicative of a bleak political future for him has received a lightning-speed response from all quarters, especially the NPP and its flagbearer. Guess what? They are quick to point accusing (or is it ...

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Election 2016: The woes of the NDC

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Folks, we have every reason to take on the leaders of the NDC as far as certain happenings that don’t augur well for the party in many parts of the country are concerned. Let’s face facts and bold to poke Asiedu Nketiah, Kofi Portuphy, Kofi Adams, Koku Anyidoho, and all others ...

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President Mahama practising occultism? Eih, these NPP people paaa….

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, August 28, 2016 Folks, is there any particular reason why these NPP people are so misguided in their politicking? Having encouraged their serial loser, the runt Akufo-Addo, to run around like a headless chicken when defeated at Election 2012 in search of some “spiritual force” to prevail over the Supreme Court panel hearing his ...

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Election 2016 hiccups: Caution to President Mahama

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, August 25, 2016 Folks, I want to be very forthright and stubborn upfront (if even considered as disrespectful at this point) to caution President Mahama against falling into the gutter to fight with his political opponents known for mudslinging. If he does so, he will expose his underbelly for a murderous attack to doom ...

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President Mahama has pardoned the Montie 3, so what?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, August 23, 2016 Folks, even though I wanted to stay away from hardcore politics, I have found it difficult to do so, especially considering the kinds of material feeding what’s been going on all this while. As a Ghanaian, I am piqued by happenings in our political dispensation; but I won’t cringe because all ...

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This is how to sell the NDC to the voters

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Folks, we have already made it clear that the electioneering campaign efforts of the NDC and the Mahama-led administration should be focused on reality and not phantoms or ill-considered political bad-mouthing of opponents. What the NDC stands for is clear; so also is the record of positive accomplishments of President Mahama ...

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Jerry Rawlings makes my day!!

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, August 15, 2016 Folks, I am working on an opinion piece to “dissect” the launching of the NDC’s national campaign toward winning Election 2016. One major issue that has caught my attention is the presence and speech given by former President, Jerry John Rawlings. I regard his participation as a huge capital for all ...

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So far, so good for the NDC’s campaign launch; not so?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, August 14, 2016 Folks, having monitored happenings so far regarding the launching of the NDC’s national campaign toward Election 2016, I am more than satisfied at the preparations. At least, snippets of all the snapshots and messages reaching me indicate that all is set for the event to shake the ground. Good luck to ...

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Akufo-Addo asks Ghanaians to chase him away

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, August 11, 2016 Folks, I don’t want to believe what has been attributed to the NPP’s Akufo-Addo: “Everyone who comes with the language of division or tribalism is one who has no love for Ghana. Please, do not pay heed to those who come to you with such language. Chase those kinds of people ...

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What a boring major political electioneering campaign season?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, August 11, 2016 Folks, how many months more to Election 2016; and what a boring season we already have? Nothing invigorating. It’s all about boorish politics by the opponents and inaction on the part of the incumbent, who seems not to know how to use his massive accomplishments to market himself to neutralize those ...

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‘Mugabe’ attacks Okyenhene; and so what?

Saturday, August 6, 2016 Folks, the media scene in Ghana is dominated by mediocrity, which explains why just anybody at all can set up an FM station or establish a newspaper hub and use it for whatever purpose. If that is what democracy entails (by way of freedom of speech, so be it; bit it is not what a democracy ...

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Why is Dr. Nduom wasting his money, energy, and time?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, August 5, 2016 Folks, it is often said that a chicken that will turn into a cockerel is noticed the very first day that it is hatched (thanks to the legendary novelist, Chinua Achebe). And why a cockerel and not a hen? For the answer, turn to the late Colonel Joseph Mobutu (later Mobutu ...

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