Politics of Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Source: The Informer
For sometime now, The Informer has been picking strong signals that the rift between ex-President John Agyekum Kufuor and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer, Mr. Williams Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo has deepened, although they appear in public, nice to each other.
Below is published unedited what one of Ghana’s Security gurus, Dr. Kwesi Aning has said of the relationship between the two as captured in the Wikileaks document.
Aning stated that "Nana and Kufuor may salute for the cameras, but they can barely stand to be in the same room with each other." Kufuor has campaigned for Akufo-Addo just three times, and absent the Rawlings factor, wouldn't mind seeing him lose.
Aning said that the breach dates back to 2000, when Akufo-Addo thought he was destined to become the NPP's candidate, and felt that the upstart Kufuor had stolen the nomination from him. Despite the antipathy, Akufo-Addo campaigns on a slogan of "moving forward" as a continuation of Kufuor's policies, a tactic which Aning thinks is backfiring. He said that he had urged Akufo-Addo to adopt