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Opinions of Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Columnist: Kwarteng, Francis

Did angels really come down from heaven to vote for Akufo-Addo? 5


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“The human heart has so many crannies where vanity hides, so many holes where falsehood lurks, is so decked out with deceiving hypocrisy, that it often dupes itself” (John Calvin).

CONCLUDING REMARKS: WHAT THE LIKES OF OWUSU BEMPAH MISS

“I talk to God but the sky is empty” (Sylvia Plath).

We need more able, rational, patriotic and pragmatic scientists and technologists to solve our myriad problems and not more of these good-for-nothing, fake, unproductive or lazy, apocalyptic, conniving and millennialist clerics. The country and Africa for that matter have had enough of the latter and yet the continent is not better with them in positions of authority.

Why do Ghanaians allow the shady likes of Owusu Bempah to unload their dirty, lying tongues on to their critical faculties?

Dirty, lying tongues heavy-laden only with dubious apocalyptic auguries, dangerous and anti-people tongues antithetical to progressive visions and dreams where Africa rules the scientific and technological world, a world where Africa dominates in scientific and technological inventions, a world where Africa dominates the global economy, a world where Africa leads the rest of the world in finding potent cures for HIV-AIDS, Ebola, cancer, and emerging diseases, a world where Africa leads the rest of the world in food security, a world where children no longer study under trees and go to school hungry?

Unfortunately, the angels and Owusu Bempah’s God do not seem to care about these important questions.

Only doomsday or apocalyptic auguries consume the precious times of these lazy angels and Owusu Bempah’s God.

On the contrary, though, Owusu Bempah does not see his prosthetic mind as being in chains, like the chains put President Mahama’s legs, waist and neck!

What is more, it is rather Ghana—not President Mahama—which is in chains.

Mills is crying for that Ghana, that Ghana and African both of which have experienced bad leadership since 1966.

Mills passed on so Akufo-Addo could become president.

Mills is crying for a Ghana where conning, dangerous men like Owusu Bempah are in positions of authority.

Mills is crying for the mess that is called Ghana.

And why won’t Mills cry when Akufo-Addo visits a church and made light of his scandalous plagiarism and the international shame that brought to Ghana and Africa, rather than sincerely apologizing to the people of Ghana and Africa in the presence of God? Why won’t Miss cry?

Mills is crying because conman T.B. Joshua deceived him, and he knows very well that Owusu Bempah is going to do same to Akufo-Addo. Mills is therefore crying for Akufo-Addo and his new administration. Mills is even crying for Owusu Bempah too, although the latter does not realize it.

Let Owusu Bempah’s angels and his God come and do away with all the problems for which Mills has been crying since his death!

But is Mills’ death a political metaphor for Ghana’s death, Ghana’s passing?

Did President Mahama kill Mills? Is President Mahama the cause of Ghana’s metaphorical death?

What have Owusu Bempah’s God and his angels got to say about these questions?

When are these angels and Owusu Bempah’s God providing Ghana the empirical, forensic evidence to nail President Mahama once and for all?

The Electoral Commission (EC) which angels came down to vote for Akufo-Addo?

We will bet on our last dollar that Owusu Bempah is making it all up! In fact, that bleached face of a controversial political theologian is a pathological liar.

And if these angels and Owusu Bempah’s God can make things right, why then do we have to wait for Akufo-Addo?

Why haven’t these angels and Owusu Bempah’s God been ruling Ghana instead of President Mahama and the NDC?

Such shady characters do not deserve a place in amongst patriotic men and women of conscience.

At the end of the day, we still have to hope that these angels did not vote for Akufo-Addo only to leave him to his fate.

In fact, we also expect these angels and Owusu Bempah’s God to stay around a little bit longer, say four to eight years, and help Akufo-Addo fulfill all his grandiose campaign promises.

We will also hope that the Press Secretary of these angels, Rev. Owusu Bempah himself will stay around during this same period of time to explain their policy strategies to us as to how they intend to help Akufo-Addo fulfill his campaign promises. These angels and Owusu Bempah’s God, we also hope, should know that time is not on anybody’s side. They have four to eight years to make their case.

“For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night,” saith the Lord.

No more excuses after January 7, 2017.

Even if outgoing President Mahama and the NDC had emptied the public purse that certainly should not even amount to an excuse for Akufo-Addo (and the NPP) not to execute his campaign promises.

These angels should come down again from heaven and replenish the depleted national purse, just as they replenished the voter’s register for Akufo-Addo and the NPP to win the general elections.

Thus, Owusu Bemaph should quickly get out of the privacy of the bathroom and face the real world of his guardian angels, of his God, although unfortunately, of course, in Ghana “guardian angels” have been contaminated with the tag of entrenched institutional corruption and political criminality.

Owusu Bempah should therefore advise Akufo-Addo, Bawumia and the rest of the leadership of the NPP to do likewise, for, after all, the privacy of the bathroom could also be out of bounds to a critical mass of conscientious “guardian angels,” so to speak, who otherwise seem to be absent in the Ghanaian body politic.

Let them come out in their numbers and speak truth to power.

Shall we say more?

We shall return…

REFERENCES

Ghanaweb. “Angels Will Stop Terrorist Attacks On Ghana—Owusu Bempah.” January 3, 2017.

Ghanaweb. “‘Innocent’ Mills' Soul Crying For Justice—Owusu Bempah.” December 31, December.

ABC NEWS. “Hitchens Remembered Through 15 of His Most Memorable Quotes.” December 16, 2011. Retrieved from http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/12/hitchens-remembered-through-15-of-his-most-memorable-quotes/

Ghanaweb. “All Men of God Are Corrupt—Prophet Kobi.” January 6, 2017.

Whitney Hopler. “Funny Quotes About Angels.” Retrieved from http://angels.about.com/od/SearchAngelsMiracles/f/What-Are-Some-Humorous-Quotes-About-Angels.htm

Christian Quotes. “126 Quotes About Hypocrisy.” Retrieved from http://www.christianquotes.info/quotes-by-topic/quotes-about-hypocrisy/#axzz4VTZGrtz9

Ghanaweb. “Akufo-Addo Laughs Off Plagiarism Gaffe.” January 15, 2017.

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