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Opinions of Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Columnist: Quaye, Stephen A.

Ablakwa, “Your Tongue Won’t Fall If You Say Sorry”.

From: Stephen A. Quaye, Toronto-Canada.

Branch secretary of the New Patriotic Party [NPP] in Toronto-Canada, Prince Ofosu Sefah, has pointed out to the deputy minister of information Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, that he will not lose his tongue if he say sorry for late invitation to the party to participate in this year’s independence anniversary.

The NPP failed to make a representation at this year’s independence anniversary celebration parade at the Independence Square-Accra thereby creating a blame game between the two major political parties in Ghana.

Whiles the NPP General Secretary, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie [a.k.a Sir John] is claiming that the invitation came late, the deputy information minister Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, is also denying that it was an attempt by the NPP to sabotage the anniversary parade. This NPP scribe in Canada is defending his senior scribe by saying his party could never have shelved the invitation to make a representation at the said parade suppose the invite was received on time.

Prince Ofosu Sefa, has advised the deputy information minister to emulate his boss the president John Evans Atta Mills by rendering unqualified apology to Ghanaians for lying and also castigating the NPP for no wrong done on their part.

The politician was wondering whether Ghanaians are seeing the difference between president John Evans Atta Mills, and most of his sector ministers as well as NDC party guru’s who have surrounded him in terms of speech and behavior.

He cited example where the president speak in humility whiles his ministers and party faithfuls spit venom adding, “the president says sorry to teachers for the error in paying them their salaries and assure them of correction. Then deputy minister for education Mahama Ayariga also comes out to challenge that teachers were better off under that error pay.”

Accordingly, the hypocrisy of the NDC was full in display when SamuelOkudzeto Ablakwa, tried to run away from the truth of sending a late invite that made it impossible for the NPP to make a representation at the Independence Day parade.

“Why is the deputy minister lying? Is he afraid that he will lose his tongue if he apologizes to his opponents for the error done them? I do not think so. If the whole chief executive of the land was bold to say sorry to teachers for the error done them in paying their salaries, the deputy information minister can also apologize to the NPP for the error instead of hiding his face behind “false propaganda”.

Prince Ofosu Sefah, urged his party fellows to remain more united in their fight to wrest power from the NDC as according to him,” the insults, lies, deceit, intimidation, hypocrisy and corruption which are the odds in the NDC government favors the NPP in its forward march for victory come 2012”.