Politics of Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Source: The Insight
Nana Akufo-Addo’s tribute to Nelson Mandela is more than interesting.
It deliberately plays on the age factor and makes the point that even though Nelson Mandela became President at the ripe age of 76, he was nonetheless a good one.
The point is also made that although Nelson Mandela served only one term, he managed to achieve a lot for the people of South Africa.
The fact however shows that Nelson Mandela did not achieve that much for his people as a one term President. In that period, at least unemployment rose from 10 percent to 40 percent and most black people still live in poverty and squalor
Nelson Mandela at 76 is not and cannot be Nana Akufo-Addo at 72. Indeed, the two men may have different health conditions and may respond to political and physical stimuli differently.
In any case, if Nana Akufo-Addo wants to be treated and accepted as Nelson, then we may want to start from 2 years in jail.