Feature Article of Monday, 30 April 2012
Columnist: Thompson, Kofi
Like Kennedy Adjapong Is President Kufuor Too Not A Tribal-Supremacist Politician - As Are Many Of Their Party's Leading Members?
By Kofi Thompson
It was crass stupidity to charge that nouveau riche philistine and tribal-supremacist politician, Kennedy Adjapong, with treason, genocide terrorism.
Why trivialise a serious crime against humankind, such as genocide, by charging him with it, when in saying what he did, that bloody fool had not actually killed a single soul - let alone hundreds of thousands of Ga Dangbes and Ewes, in an orgy of ethnic cleansing by his party members, financed and organised by him, I ask?
And if he did not in fact also take part in a conspiracy with others, seeking the overthrow of the elected government of the day, which he also agreed he would finance, why charge him for treason, too?
It was daft and politically inept to do so, on the part of the faceless (and power-drunk) individuals, behind this classic example of the abuse of the legal system for political ends.
One's rather surprised too, at those who feel outraged by ex-President Kufuor's "sledgehammer" remarks, when he commented on Kennedy Adjapong's nation-wrecking and vituperative verbiage. Has it escaped them that the hypocritical Kufuor too is a tribal-supremacist politician?
Have they forgotten so soon that there were many discerning and independent-minded Ghanaians, who said at the time, that he saw his election to power as president of our homeland Ghana, as a golden opportunity, for the tribal-supremacist cabal that dominated the New Patriotic Party (NPP) regime he led for eight long years, to use the entire machinery of state to promote their tribal Chieftain as the de facto monarch of a state-within-a-state, in Nkrumah's Ghana?
Indeed many patriotic individuals say that he is actually cast in the same mould as Kennedy Adjapong - only a tad more hypocritical than that blackguard: as are many of their confounded party's leading lights.
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