Feature Article of Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Columnist: Bruce-Mensah, Ekow
Plot to control NDC till 2024 exposed
The cherished ambition of the Gonja Mafia to control the NDC to at least 2024 has started to take it effect now that Dr Sulley Gariba has been installed in the castle as the policy advisor to the President and de facto Prime minister .
Dr Sulley Gariba is an avowed worshipper and admirer of the late King Jakpa, the Gonja King who was one of the most fearsome traditional rulers in our past history. Dr Gariba and Dr Raymond Atuguba have a shared vision, to entrench the dominance of the Gonja rules of power and especially the 5 segments of control known as “Nsomwariye”.
Already they have taken full control of the Press using new arrowheads like Alhaji Bature who is known to support the Gonja Dominance Agenda, Alhaji Haruna Atta, Alhaji Baba Kamara, Dr Kpessah Whyte,Dr Clement Apaak, Bismark Adongo,Nana Kwabena Bobie Ansah, Matilda Appiah Asante, Randy Abbey and Yaw Ampofo Ankrah, the brother of Elvis Afriyie Ankrah who is being groomed together with Mahama enforcer and darling boy Haruna Idrissu to lead the party in 2020 once President Mahama completes his 8 years in office.
The first thing they have succeeded in doing is to neutralize once and for all the threats of the Rawlings faction in the NDC. With the possible amendment of the NDC constitution at the next delegates congress which will see Rawlings position as the sole founder scrapped and the introduction of an electoral college to elect the council of elders,
The Fante confederation made up of Mr Totobi Quakyi ,Ishmael Yamson Brigadier Nunoo Mensah The Ahwoi brothers, with their surrogates in the press like kwesi pratt, Ben Ephson, Raymond Archer, K Abaka Quansah , and others are at their wits end as the power and dominance they have held within the NDC seems to be diminishing by the day as the new axis of power is rapidly shifting towards a new Gonja/ Anloga power pact. The Anlo mafia, an off shoot of the Dzelukope mafia led by Ex President Rawlings which collapsed and re invented itself is spearheaded by Professor Kofi Awoonor with Captain Kojo Tsikata,his cousin and ex convict Tsatsu Tsikata, another ex convict Dan Abodakpi ,Fiifi Kwetey,Clement Humado, Dzifa ASttivorand others of Anlo extraction in its fold.
Another strike soon to be launched by the Gonja Mafia is to control key government portfolios with individuals who are directly loyal to President Mahama, which is being drawn up by Mark Woyongo. Gonjas in other political parties, in particular the NPP will also be targeted and the blueprint for a new region for Gonjaland which was promised by President Mahama at Buipe in 2008 .Already there are moves to get leading northern figures in the NPP to defect and cross carpet and expand the powerbase of the Gonja Agenda across parties. Another strategy is to work for all national chairman, and General Secretaries of the opposition parties to be Gonjas so as to form secret alliances that will hand the President an easy victory in 2016.
In the words of one disgruntled NDC MP “perhaps we should name our party Northern Democratic Congress rather than National Democratic Congress, my brother things are not going well in this party at all! Cant you just see? We claim we won 8 regions and now we are doing 4 region politics! Time will tell.
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