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Opinions of Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

Advice to Nana Konadu Rawlings, President Mills and NDC

"As you slide down the banister of life, may all the splinters point in the right direction" This is normally what everyone will wish for themselves. Could we often see this as manifesting in the lives many? I am afraid not.

The Former First Family (FFF or FOFIFA), the Rawlingses have come to find splinters pointing in the wrong directions as they slide down the balustrade of their political and social life. They have come under the sharpened flaying knife of their own handiwork, the NDC. The Rawlingses by the twist of fate are getting impaled on the words of their once trusted NDC faithful. Their words pierce far worse than pointed wrought iron.

When you throw a ball to the wall, it bounces back to you. The bitter words with animus directed at others by Father Rawlings are now back to haunt him. The words are coming in tenfold far worse to torment the Rawlingses from within their own NDC family. The evil that men do lives after them.

Do I gloat over the plight of a fellow human being for any reason? Never, not even when the person is my bitterest or worst enemy! Let me then come to the aid of the Rawlingses who seem to be the Ghanaian public's number one enemy, judging from the recent reactions of the NDC gurus, activists and sympathisers. Ever since Nana Agyemang Konadu Rawlings decided to contest President Mills for their party's flag-bearer's slot, the NDC have gone on rampage. Each Tom, Dick and Harry within the party has come out with their snake-like-parted poisonous tongue to lash at the Rawlingses. They are revealing all sorts and manner of secrets within the party that were until now not known to the public.

Anyway, it is the fundamental human right of Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings to seek the Highest Office of the land - to become the President of Ghana. I have no qualms about that. But facing the facts, is this dear sister of mine, not being delusional? I am sure she is suffering from delusions of grandeur. From the spate of public anger emanating from her own NDC camp as directed at her, she should have second thoughts about her decision. Or, that anger in favour of President Mills is simply meant to coerce her to quit her intentions to give the said greedy "Team B" Ministers the chance to continue with squandering Ghana oil money "fuka fuka or waa waa?" Be that as it may, the enemies of Nana Konadu from within her NDC family have failed and will fail.

It is good that they are not only washing their dirty linen in public but hanging them on the Dry lines in full view of the public for all to see how shabby they are. Are the NDC also corrupt? I thought they were Saints until Nana Konadu decided to contest Atta Mills for the eventual presidency. Johnson Asiedu Nketia, Ablakwa, Ama Benyiwa Doe etc. are all rotten nuts in the party amassing illegal wealth in one way or the other. My sister, Mrs Rawlings will expose them further in broad daylight.

Anyway, President Mills is surely a one-term President, he can mark my words. This is a prediction based on common sense. Mills is not all that healthy. I see no reason why he should be let pushed just to satisfy the parochial interests of some "greedy bastards" at the expense of his health. The NDC have lost elections 2012 very well in advance. We the NPP with Nana Akuffo Addo are winning the elections. I therefore advise both my sister Konadu and President Mills' favourites to discontinue with tagging each other with corruption and counter corruption. It won't work for them. It will only give me the ammunition to shoot them down come campaign 2012. Understood? Their own words will be the very bane to bury their aspirations to hang on to power come 2012. Their fall from grace to grass is written all over the place by their own ongoing acrimonious actions.

Those who have ears let them hear what the wise man from Kumawu is saying. May I seize this opportunity to extend my seasonal greetings to Nana Darkwah, the Soothsayer? A word to the wise is sufficient.

Rockson Adofo