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Opinions of Thursday, 19 November 2009

Columnist: Amankwah, Nana Kofi

Akufo Addo Will Floor Alan K Again: Rejoinder

The Ghanaweb article published on Sunday November 15th 2009, “Akufo Addo will floor Alan K Again” is all fiction from Akufo Addo’s sycophant the so- called Nana Adu Bosompen. It is purely political nonsense. My question to you is; why can’t you advise your ambivalent Akufo Addo, who cannot make up his mind or come out from his political closet, to answer his drug addiction charges? These statements were made by Charles Kofi Wayo before the 2008 general elections. He has still not denied the accusation or defended himself from these issues in the eyes of both Ghanaians and his supporters. Up till now your Akufo Addo has failed to answer these charges. NPP members will never waste their time to elect him as their presidential nominee let alone the president of Ghana for the 2012 general elections. All that I can say to you is let the fire works begin now ahead of the 2012 NPP presidential nominations.

He says, “In the run-up to the December 2007 congress, it is widely accepted that Alan Kyeremateng received tremendous support from the then President H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor. We do know that many DCE got into so much trouble for not supporting Alan, he also had the luxury of inexhaustible funds and many other such resources at his disposal. However Nana Akufo-Addo still managed to beat him to the flagberership by a substantial margin” For your information John Agyekum Kuffour does not owe your Akufo Addo anything in his life. An impudent like you have your own choice of preference, but Kufour has no right to support whoever he thinks he is the best candidate to lead the country and the NPP organization. However, Ghanaians are not knuckleheads like you for you to come to the Ghanaweb and lie to them that Akufo Addo won the NPP presidential nomination for the 2007 national delegates conference at the University of Ghana. It was only due to the courage and benevolence of Alan Kyerematen towards the NPP that your 70 years old troublemaker Akufo Addo was allowed to have such an opportunity. Your Akufo Addo should also gives thanks to Francis poku, Lord Commey and Peter Mac Manus for their criminal efforts for him.

In addition, this so-called Bosompem says, “The NPP throughout the years has proven this be it in National Executive positions or in the choice of a flagbearer-from Prof. Adu-Boahen through J.A. Kufuor to Nana Akufo-Addo. Indeed none of the stalwarts of the NPP achieved their status by being lazy or green; they sacrificed a lot for the Party” The current NPP members will never follow your 1960s system of choosing the presidential candidate for the party. A person like your Akufo Addo who has created division among the UP/PFP/NPP tradition has thus disqualified himself in the eyes of many members. The NPP is looking for young leadership such as Alan Kwadwo Kyeremateng who has great vision for the nation and the party. A charismatic man of action who has leadership abilities to perform by putting the interest of the nation and his party above his own political ambitions; the nation can easily find these qualities from Alan Kyeremateng not your 70 year old man Akufo Addo who has no vision.

The most ironic statement made by this Akufo cabin boy who has the audacity to call Alan Kwadwo kyerematen a lazy Alan kwadwo kyeremateng was the one who formed the young executive breach of the party during Adu Boahen’s time. At that time your Akufo Addo was not part of the UP tradition. Akufo Addo and his uncle William Ofori Attah had already broken away from the UP tradition and supported the (CPP) PNP party in the 1979 general election to create their own Akyem factions, the UNC party members who are now creating confusion within the NPP for the tradition they abandoned in 1979. Alan Kwadwo Kyeremateng is the man who championed building the grass roots support of party during the 2007 presidential nomination by involving every polling station executive across the constituencies in the country. It was Alan Kwadwo Kyeremateng’s innovative business model that he used to create small businesses for most party members in obscure places and to enable some party members to become a self- sufficient. As a Minister of Trade, Industry private sector Development, Alan kwadwo Kyeremateng has proven to the nation his ability for creating jobs and repening factories which had been closed for decades. He did all this in just three years as a Minister.

Among all the NPP 17 presidential candidates who contested the 2008 presidential nomination only Alan Kwadwo Kyeremateng has been recognized internationally by the world’s richest man, Mr. Bill Gates, for his dedication to work his skills in management and his innovative vision for revitalizing the economy. In 1994 Alan Kwadwo Kyeremateng was named by the Times International Magazine in a special edition as one of the top hundred (100) global leaders of the new millennium. If you compare and contrast this to your Akufo Addo who to this date has not manage even to call a press conference to defend himself from the drug charges that Kofi Wayo brought against him before the Ghanaian population. Your lazy ass Akufo Addo, who is sitting on NPPs campaign monies from 2008, needs to move from his lazy ass and bring the party’s money back

Moreover, he stated, “No loyalist or true leader would abandon the ship and plunder his followers into confusion. True leaders and loyalist no matter how grave the situations are, stay in and fight if others have different opinions on issues.” Your are damn right. Ask your Akufo Addo these questions about his reasons why he and his uncle William Ofori Attah could not abandon their political ambition in 1979. They have the naivete to create division in UP /PFP tradition in 1979 to destroy the PFP chances to win the general election. If your Akufo Addo were loyal to a tradition that has made his father a vice president in Ghana he would never have created a division in the tradition by forming his own party the UNC. If any of these Akufo Addo cronies think they can launch any scathing attacks on Alan Kwadwo Kyeremateng and got away with it, they are welcome to my world.

He said, “ Akufo Addo by these criteria scores perfect marks Akufo Addo at the age of 33 returned to the country whole many were on their way out to fight the repressive regime of Kutu Acheampong as general secretary of people’s movement for freedom justice”. As the Bible says for the lack of knowledge my people perish. According to the NPP organizations constitution and the Ghanaian constitution Akufo Addo has no legal right to run for office in Ghana. why? Akufo Addo should be charged with treason. It was this Akufo Addo who orchestrated a coup d’etat against General IK Acheampong’s Union Government. Akufo Addo orchestrated this coup d’etat through his cousin General F.W.K Akufo to overthrow IK Acheampong for the simple fact that it was IK Achempong who overthroew his father from the presidency. Your lazy 70-year-old washout Akufo Addo, will never become president in Ghana. I can promise you that. Let the firework begin now and we shall see.

From: Nana Kofi Amankwah (New York)