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Opinions of Saturday, 3 December 2016

Columnist: Tweneboah-Koduah, Nana Akua

Nana Akufo-Addo cannot function effectively

By Nana Akua Tweneboah-Koduah

It’s the simple gospel truth. Nana Akufo-Addo, the NPP’s serial presidential sore-loser cannot function effectively. He is noted for losing focus and sometimes finds difficulty in recollecting things. It’s better not to talk about Nana Akufo-Addo’s dozing off tendencies every one hour. It’s virtually part of him now.

Nana Akufo-Addo’s attention span does not travel beyond one hour. That is why his handlers prevented him from participating in the presidential debate organized by the national Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) in Accra on Wednesday. It would have been chaotic if Nana Akufo-Addo had participated.

It is being rumoured that it was Nana Akufo-Addo who impressed upon Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, the so-called presidential candidate of the National Democratic Party to also boycott, the presidential debate, so as to minimize the political backlash on him.

Ghanaians must brace themselves for the realities on the ground. Nana Akufo-Addo is not in good health and if God forbids he wins the presidential election next week Ghana will have a non-functioning president. It is his surrogates notably Ken Ofori Atta, Gabby Otchere Darko, and Mahamadu Bawumia who will run Ghana.

And trust me it would not take long before Mahamadu Bawumia is crowd the President of Ghana if Akufo-Addo wins since Akufo-Addo would be forced to step aside due to ill health. Nana Akufo-Addo is bent on keeping the NPP under his ambit as long as it takes, which is why in spite of his ill health which is known very wildly, this man will not do the right thing by stepping aside.

One may ask why Nana Akufo-Addo is doing so much to hurt the NPP, a party he claims to love and have nurtured all these years. Nana Akufo-Addo has been made to believe that some NPP top-guns notably in the Ashanti Region have worked and still working against his dream of being addressed, “Mr President” before he dies. Nana Akufo-Addo, has therefore, sworn that he will go down with the NPP come what may. That is why Nana Addo does not care a hoot about the party but runs the party with his hooligans like Gabby as if the NPP is his own private property.

The NPP is currently sitting on a time bomb, which is set to explode just after the defeat of Nana Akufo-Addo is announced by the Electoral Commission to the whole world next week. What would happen after Akufo-Addo’s defeat is beyond comprehension.

All the pains and issues that the NPP have swept under the carpet or harboured just to try and win the elections, would explode in full force before the eyes of Ghanaians, and the after effect is something no one can predict.

Indeed non-functioning Nana Akufo-Addo has hurt the NPP so badly. Never before has a presidential candidate destroyed a party so badly than the way he inherited it. Akufo-Addo and his Akyem guys are accountable to no way. To them Nana Akufo-Addo is larger than the NPP, so all supporters must bow, listen and take instructions from him. If you are a member of the NPP and fail to listen to Nana Akufo-Addo, you are either shown the way or boxed up.

Nana Akufo-Addo has used fear to silence everybody in the NPP. The NPP has not men and everybody is watching Nana Akufo-Addo with critical eyes. But the sad truth is that he cannot function and does not want others with loads of experience and drive to help for fear that they will overshadow him.


God be with us all!


Writer's e-mail: nakuakoduah@yahoo.com