General News of Monday, 28 April 2008
Source: THE SUN
The sudden disclosure that Reform Patriotic Democrats (RPD) founder, one Kwabena Adjei referred to in certain circles rather hilariously as BAMBATA is a disc jockey, has sent political party analysts laughing until saliva escaped from their mouths. THE SUN learnt that the founder, who, together with one Afrifa Yamoa Ponkoh also an official of the party claimed they were in talks with NPP’s Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten, has been “dejaying’ ever since the 1980s in Kumasi.
Indeed compared to NPP founders (the late Dr. J. B. Danquah and Professor Kofi Abrefa Busia) BAMBATA is only a tiny dot on the universe in terms of stature who first shot to fame among ladies and night clubbers from the old PODIUM to the present DIMILIGHT, back in the day.
Bambata had been born of Kwahu parentage and had been breast-fed by Auntie Felicia, who used to operate a string of MayFair Stores dotted around vicinities in Kumasi.
But a sudden 180-degree turn-around in somersaulting, from the NPP which he had his apron strings laced, culminated in the formation of his so-called RPD.
Since then the NPP has not known any sound sleep, for Bambata had been ‘disc jockeying’ all over with Yamoa Ponkoh ably supporting, intending to upset the Party’s carefully laid cards.
All this while, the rival NDC had kept mute preferring to wait to see how ensuring events enfold before jumping into the fray But for all those who were dribbled by Bambata and Yamoa Ponkoh to miss a heartbeat, the RPD has failed test number one in getting Mr. Kyerematen over as a potential Presidential candidate.
The political noise made in DAILY GRAPHIC of last Wednesday April 23 turned out to be much ado about pretty nothing.
Previously worried NPP supporters and stalwarts may as well keep their pounding hearts in a cooler, for Bambata and his RPD are as wrong as two left shoes on the issue of embracing Mr. Kyerematen into their fold.
In THE SUN’s opinion, having discovered oil through the heavenly courtesy of God Almighty, He would not curse this country by splitting the NPP front for doomsday apostles to sneak in to sink Ghana ever again.