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Opinions of Saturday, 10 July 2010

Columnist: Adjei, Gideon

Akuffo Addo and Rawlings camps are united against Atta Mills.

I am neither a member of NDC nor NPP,rather a voice of a loving Ghanaian that
transcends tribal lines. The Good book says "the humble shall inherit the land".

President Atta Mills was called all kinds of names before 2008 election yet the
Almighty God made him President.There was echoes of death upon his life through
out the nation yet He prevailed against the negativities of his attackers.

In opposition,Atta Mills accepted defeat and became a strong peace advocate,with
a popular name "King of Peace"(Asomdwehene).Whilst his fellow presidential
candidates were parading their youthful strength and other might in political
talks,Atta Mills essence was seen in his humility.

Rawlings camps,that is something within NDC is waging a big crusade to confuse the
administration of Atta Mills.And what is error of Atta Mills? Some say Atta Mills
is moving to Nkrumaism.But Nkrumaism is not something new to NDC
politics.Nkrumaism in NDC did killed Kwabena Darko's NIP,Nduom's CPP and many
recent Nkrumaist parties.Nkrumaism at the time of Rawlings was not bad ,but to
Atta Mills ,people see it as bad.NKRUMAH IS THE SALT OF GHANA POLITICS,WHO EVER
WANTS TO WIN POLITICAL POWER IN GHANA MUST ADD THE "SALT NKRUMAH". Busia made it,
by humbling himself to Nkrumah elements in Brong Ahafo before he got the political
power.Paa Wille (Ofori Atta) became Chairman of Coucil of State by
Nkrumaism.Lastly President Kuffor made it by the help of Nkrumah elements like
Nduom,Kwesi Armah,Prof Hagan,Asumah Banda,Kwabena Darko and many others.

Thus after Atta Mills political victory,He saw the essence of projecting Nkrumah
so as to get the "the lost Nkrumah" family to his side. Atta Mills lost the two
presidential elections to Kuffor because of the lost family of Nkrumah.

In 1969,Gbedemah, Nkrumah's campaign manager, did it without Nkrumaism and lost to
Busia who humbled himself to Nkrumah elements in Brong/Ahafo.

Now Akufo Addo men like Okyere Darko,Daquah Lamtey and other see Rawlings attacks
on Atta Mills as a good political victory for Akufo Addo.Akuffo Addo and his men
should know that,the alliance between Gbedema and Gen.Afrifa did not work against
Acheampong

using Nkrumaism to get popular support from Ghanaians.

The Humble Shall inherit the Land.



Gideon Adjei(Msc.Interfaith Theology)