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Opinions of Sunday, 4 November 2012

Columnist: Jackson, Margaret

Akufo-Addo Nails His Own Political Coffin

By Margaret Jackson

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who doubles as the NPP’s presidential candidate for the 2012 election and the most ethnocentric politician that Ghana has ever produced has started to sing his own political dirges.

Akufo-Addo, who is hanging by the political straw as a result of his inability to sell himself to the electorate aside his lies about fee-free Senior High School education which has been discounted by some well-meaning Ghanaians as not adding up with numbers, is now calling on voters to reject any politician who campaigns on ethnocentric tendencies.

My jaw almost broke when I heard that Ghana’s foremost ethnocentric champion, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has nailed his own political coffin by advising the Muslim Community in the Bia Constituency to reject any politician whose campaign is doused with ethnocentric fire.

Ghanaians who will be going to the polls in less than six weeks are no fools. They are very much aware of one politician who goes by the name Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who preaches about nothing but war, who knows nothing but aspires to be the next president by force and who does not respect some tribes in Ghana but only treats them with scorn and disdain.

There is a popular saying that, "He whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad”. Therefore, what Akufo-Addo said at the mosque did not happen by chance. Whatever he has been preaching to his faithful has finally caught up with him. Akufo-Addo is very much aware that he is bound to go down by losing the election on December 7, hence his u-turn to present himself as an all-inclusive person.

Has Akufo-Addo forgotten that he was in this country when Kennedy Agyapong spewed venom by declaring war and urged the Ashantis to turn out and butcher the Gas and Ewes? When Akufo-Addo’s attention was drawn to that hateful speech that it was going to cost him some votes he retorted that Kennedy Agyapong was pushed to the wall by the NDC to make such a speech, therefore he fully supports Agyapong.

It is this same Akufo-Addo, the ethnocentric guru, who stated that he is an Akan and that the Akans will fight back if provoked and used this ‘Hen ara Akan fuo, ye kyere hon bibi kakra wo Atiwa”.

Therefore, if Akufo-Addo is today trying to say that he is an all-inclusive person, I have only this for him, “Too little, too late”. He missed the boat when he failed to call to order those of his followers who were spewing hateful comments all around.

Desperation is now making Akufo-Addo to say anything just to get elected. At this point I can say that Akufo-Addo will never mind coming to clean my toilet bowl just to get my vote. When people are desperate, they resort to desperate measures to survive.

Akufo-Addo dug his own political hole and fell into it. Problem is, he stayed in that hole too long which is why it’s too late for him to get himself out. Ghanaians have read through the lines and can separate the wheat from the chaff.

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