Feature Article of Monday, 14 January 2013
Columnist: The Informer
It is said that when one has diarrhoea and it is not cured, it can embarrass one in public.
It is in this light that if one has verbal diarrhoea they should always have ways and means of curbing it.
When Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover, the newly elected New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Tema East was insulting the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the late President John Evans Atta Mills, Nana Akufo Addo was always happy and giving him thumbs up.
Now, the same verbal diarrhea has turned to embarrass the NPP and its failed 2012 Presidential Candidate, Mr. Williams Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo.
Last Wednesday on Citi FM he (Titus Glover) came out to say that the NPP will object to Justice William Atuguba being on the panel to decide whether the NDC can be joined to the petition filed by the NPP.
On Thursday, he repeated it on Okay FM and true to his words, when the NPP saw the panel; they asked to be heard in chambers and complaint about one of the judges on the panel.
Even though, the NPP legal team did not mentioned the name of the judge, Titus-Glover’s verbal diarrhoea has exposed the party.
Now, between Thursday and Friday, it came out that if the NPP decided to object Justice William Atuguba because his cousin, Dr. Raymond Atuguba has been appointed as the Executive Secretary to the President, John Dramani Mahama, there were instances of the whole panel being disqualified on such matters as family connections.
For example, the younger sister of the Chief Justice (CJ), Georgina Theodora Wood is married to Atta Akyea, an NPP MP for Abuakwa South and a member of the NPP legal team, and even though, the CJ was not part of the panel, she chooses who should sit on the panel.
Also, a member of the panel (name withheld for now) was executive members of the NPP in one of the regions. Justice P. Baffoe-Bonnie is a cousin to Mr. Baffoe-Bonnie, the Special Aide to President Mahama.
The Informer can also reveal exclusively that one member of the panel (name withheld for now) has been divorced, because his NPP credentials has put him in a love affair with a known NPP woman who runs two famous traditional restaurants (chop bars) in Kumasi.
It is against this background that the NPP led by Nana Akufo Addo with their “things” in-between their legs, asked their legal team to withdraw their objection to the panel.
In our subsequent issues, we will reveal how Titus-Glover is to be sent for psychiatric counseling to cure his verbal diarrhoea.