Feature Article of Thursday, 6 December 2012
Columnist: Tweneboah-Koduah, Nana Akua
…His severe beatings led to the death of his wife …He beats women when he is high on drugs …Introduced late wife to hard illicit drugs
By Nana Akua Tweneboah-Koduah
Just ask NPP’s Presidential Candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, what he would do to help a high school with no running water and dilapidated dormitory and surely he would not veer off his signature tune of free education. Lately he had even added quality to the free education mantra.
But this man who had repeatedly refused with impunity to tell Ghanaians who he really is stands at the crossroad of becoming the president of our dear republic if we mistakenly vote for him. Akufo-Addo has cunningly refused to answer to any question/s bothering around him and this should clearly tell Ghanaians that if we vote for this man to head the country, he will surely walk over everybody.
This year’s election is surely about character, because the winner of the presidential election will largely float policies based on his character trait, beliefs and projections among others. Therefore, before we will our destiny to somebody for the next four years or more we need to take a deep peek into Akufo-Addo’s operational mindset.
It is no secret in NPP circles that Akufo-Addo is very temperamental and that his temper peaks whenever he is high on drugs. And wherever he is very high on drugs, nothing stands in his way even including his wife and other women.
That is why Akufo-Addo’s late wife Eleanor Nkansah Dwamena, alias Obaa Yaa, was repeatedly abused by him anytime he went high on drugs. Painful investigations have also confirmed that Akufo-Addo introduced Madam Dwamena to drugs when she was smitten with arthritis and abandoned her to her fate till she was suddenly taken ill. It was when Akufo-Addo realized that the lady was going to pass away that he showed some form of remorse and camouflage affection.
Akufo-Addo who is known for snatching the women of other friends including, JA Kufuor, Jake Obetsebi Lamptey and the late General AA Afrifa among others, is reported to have swindled Christine Afrifa, the wife of General Afrifa after he had started a relationship with her following the death of the husband.
Reports are rife that after the 1966 coup, some gold bars were taken away and lodged in some banks in London by Afrifa and that when he died Akufo-Addo who was then chasing after Christine Afrifa attempted to play a fast one on the lady.
This led Christine to institute a law suit against Akufo-Addo in London in the early 1980s which she won. The defunct West African Magazine reported it in one of its weeklies after Christine Afrifa had won the case in 1982.
Akufo-Addo had been linked with so many people with shady characters who deal mostly in drugs. Some are even languishing in jail today, but Akufo-Addo had not shown any respect to Ghanaians by way of responding to any of these allegations. All what he wants is to be voted into power: period.
We women normally do not like men who are wife beaters, therefore, it is very important for us to know the real Akufo-Addo who even when he attempts to portray some humility unknowingly gives himself up.
This year’s election is going to be the most important one of all; therefore, we need to draw the lines between the sand and vote for someone who will move the country forward. We cannot afford to hand over the reins of government to Akufo-Addo, who I believe does not even believe in himself.