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Opinions of Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Columnist: Bediako, Alexander

A case of Akufo Addo and the NPP’s Desperation

A coward and a Desperate Man’s quest for power: A case of Akufo Addo and the NPP’s Desperation

When Napoleon realised the wisdom, the crafty nature and the leadership style of Snowball in the Animal Farm, the only plan he thought of then was to incite the rest of the animal family against Snowball. The only excuse and lies Napoleon had to tell was that Snowball was collaborating with their enemy, the human being, that were defeated to overtake the farm. This is the case of Akufo Addo and the NPP.

Having realised the spate of development and further development plan of the NDC government led by Professor John Evans Atta-Mills, panic has griped Akufo Addo and the entire NPP group. The fact that they have left Ghana’s economy in a very bad state and Akufo Addo has asked Professor Mills to fix it, and the fact that the latter has succeeded in fixing it should be a worry to those who were praying for failure. Day in day out Akufo Addo and the NPP would not allow well-meaning Ghanaians to rally behind their government for the development of a country the NPP have so much depleted as a result of eight years mismanagement, looting and greed.

The NPP’s daily strategy is to try hard to cover their misdeed by looking for something to equate to them, and where there is none to be found they create one using their mischievous global networks. Now it is becoming apparently clear in the minds of curious Ghanaian that Akufo Addo and the NPP may be behind the numerous fire outbreaks in Ghana in recent time, the Amina saga, the killing of innocent Ghanaian women, dumping of dead bodies and the attempted murder of Blackie who exposed Maxwell Kofi Jumah and his mafia group in a tape recording.

Akufo Addo knows very well that there is no way by which he is going to succeed in the 2012 election and the possibility of humiliating defeat for him and the NPP is eminent, hence his current barbaric, egoistic and arrogant style of incitement and indoctrinating of his followers. This is a terrorist tactic and must be stopped and showed that Ghana cannot afford to entertain such characters and pronouncements. If all die be die is now a means through which we can achieve our development and bring hope to our people, then I am humbly asking Nana Akufo Addo to commit suicide and die now. If he succeeds in dying, he would be remembered at least for saving innocent Ghanaians he is calling on to die for him to become a president. All die be die indeed.

Issues of society are many and complex hence it requires wisdom, dedication, commitment and a leadership that can inspires others to participate and contribute their quota in nation building. This was NDC’s style between 1992 and 2000, which saw massive economic and political development in Ghana and today the story is not different.

Why would somebody who wants to lead a collective unit (Ghana), will want to divide the unit and at the same time require leading the division? Does this make sense? Can’t people learn from their past. Professor Adu Boahen played a similar card in 1991/92 and the good people of Ghana thought him a lesson by handing him a humiliating defeat. The Danquah-Busiah tradition is known in our political history for their dirty, infamous and tribal political pronouncements. These kinds of ambition and greed are known to have bathed the earth in blood. Political considerations should always take into account the majority-interest (without oppressing the minority); not an individual’s parochial and selfish interest. It is in this respect that one would have expected the so called human right activists and civil society groups to stand up and condemn Akufo Addo and those supporting his infamous pronouncements.

Our past history should be a guide for all of us as Ghanaians as to where Akufo Addo and the NPP group want to take us. This is the more reason why our leaders and institutions responsible for national security should not be struggling to find solutions to the threat and insecurity as of those coming from Nana Akufo-Addo and his followers.

In conclusion, Akufo Addo knows very well that he cannot win the 2012 election on issue-based politics so he is resorting to the incitement of violence and lies against a performing-opponent. He has no alternative solutions for the problems and challenges facing the good people of Ghana. He should tell Ghanaians what he can do differently from their previous records if voted into power, because the ‘ghosts’ of their eight-year mismanagement of our state resources are still haunting all of us.

All die be die indeed. What a complete Balderdash!

By Alexander Bediako.