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Akufo-Addo still doesn’t get it (Part III)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, May 8, 2016 Now, back to Akufo-Addo and his lackluster political mobilization efforts. We have observed how the NPP is fixated on opening external branches and making noise as if there is much to gain from them. The reality that Akufo-Addo and his team are running away from is that the NPP’s structures at ...

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Akufo-Addo still doesn’t get it (Part II)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, May 8, 2016 Although he may have some bragging rights here to say that both President Ouattara and Gen. Buhari had faced similar upsets only to bounce back in success after several attempts, in his case, there is little to prove that he has brightened his corner for a rebound. The factors that dimmed ...

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Akufo-Addo still doesn’t get it (Part I)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, May 8, 2016 Folks, there shouldn’t be any iota of doubt in anybody’s mind that I am one of the fiercest critics of the NPP’s Akufo-Addo; and I am for a good reason adamant that he has nothing to offer Ghana (Ghanaians) that will make any difference. Nothing from him and all those catalyzing ...

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The Supreme Court orders the Electoral Commission to do what?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, May 5, 2016 Folks, the Supreme Court today ordered the Electoral Commission to do a number of things to make the existing voters register credible for Election 2016: To delete from the electoral roll names of all dead people and persons who used the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) card to register to vote. ...

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Ghana’s economy to grow in leaps and bounds?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, May 3, 2016 Folks, as public intellectuals, we do the yeoman’s job by raising issues pertinent to Ghana’s development challenges in our time and comment on them, offering ideas that we hope our leaders and their bitter opponents will ponder as they seek the nod of the electorate to either remain in power or ...

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The NPP lacks specific electioneering campaign messages…

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, May 1, 2016 … Because it is confident that the voters will be more swayed by their own living conditions to vote against President Mahama than anything else. But is that enough to win it Election 2016? Folks, in assessing the electioneering campaign strategies of the political parties toward Election 2016, it is clear ...

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Is Dr. Bawumia not putting more spokes in Akufo-Addo’s wheel?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, May 1, 2016 Folks, there is no gainsaying the fact that Akufo-Addo lost Elections 2008 and 2012, not because he didn’t have any message for Ghanaians to hang on to but because he lacked the personal appeal that the voters needed to assuage all doubts and apprehensions that he would provide a better administration ...

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So soon, a “victory ram” for President Mahama?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Saturday, April 30, 2016 Folks, strange things continue to happen as far as the mindset, attitudes, and direct involvement of chiefs in partisan politics are concerned. President Mahama is on a nationwide tour dubbed as “Accounting to the People” that involves commissioning projects undertaken by his government and meeting the chiefs and people to assure ...

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Has Dzifa Attivor awoken a sleeping giant? (Part II)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, April 29, 2016 Folks, the needless controversy provoked by Ms. Dzifa Ativor’s damning of the Kufuor administration as anti-Ewe and her apprehension that an Akufo-Addo administration would target Ewes like her rages on. It has ruffled feathers well enough for us to know who sees reason or stupidity or danger in her utterance. So ...

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Has Dzifa Attivor awoken a sleeping giant? (Part I)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, April 28, 2016 Folks, we must by now have known that the fracas generated by utterances attributed to Ms. Dzifa Attivor (former Minister of Transportation who resigned because of the murky circumstances surrounding the rebranding of the Mass Metro Transport buses) has taken the centre-stage in public discourse about Ghanaian politics. To me, the ...

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Kweku Baako vindicates me in less than no time

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, April 24, 2016 Folks, when I wrote the two-part opinion piece to condemn Kweku Baako for insulting chiefs appreciating President Mahama for providing development projects to enhance living standards, some people strongly disagreed with me, in some cases, using intemperate language to downgrade my integrity. The opinion piece received wide coverage in the Ghanaian ...

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Kweku Baako insults Ghanaian chiefs and hurts Akufo-Addo’s interests (Part I)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, April 21, 2016 Folks, we continue to notice many issues that confirm our poor opinion about public discourse on happenings in the NPP camp. Not only are that cabal’s main actors making outrageous public utterances to worsen their party’s credibility problems, but they are also being actively supported by their lackeys in many departments ...

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