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Opinions of Saturday, 12 December 2015

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

Dr Arthur Kennedy Must Cease Barking up the Wrong Tree

From the perspective of many a discerning Ghanaian, Dr Arthur Kennedy is just as irrationally obstinate as Messrs Paul Afoko, Kwabena Agyepong and Sammy Crabbe. He thinks to be wiser, deceived as it appears, by his higher paper and professional qualifications but in effect, he is worse than a fool without any qualifications when it comes to politics.

Judging from his continuous display of untoward political behaviour towards NPP and its flag bearer, he is either being senselessly mischievous or he is an NDC mole planted in NPP to cause her defeat in the upcoming 2016 general elections.

If he is obstinate as alleged, then he has to bear in mind that "obstinacy is the cause of the horns of the hornbill" (Se wo antie enne owam atiko po). He had better learn from the fate of Kwabena Agyepong. I kept warning or advising him to get off the high horse he was deceptively riding but as obstinate as he was, he refused to listen to my fatherly advice. He thought he was holding NPP in his hands like an egg that he could easily crush as and when he wanted. Now, a suspended person as he is, let him go ahead to exhibit his arrogance at NPP headquarters if he has any legs to stand on. Such has always been the fate of obstinate people. They most often end up disgraced.

Whatever the objectives of Dr Arthur Kennedy are, he should consider them defeated in advance. He can never attain them as long as God lives. He is always supportive of those making deliberate efforts to ensure the perpetual stay of NPP in opposition. This is the same person who claims he loves NPP and care about the suffering Ghanaian masses. What a farce!

As it does not belong to he who is leading to redirect their steps, let me seize this opportunity to inform Dr Arthur Kennedy that his actions are injurious to the cause of NPP and the aspirations or expectations of many a suffering Ghanaian. By his actions as made evident in his publications and interviews granted to the media, he is not being helpful to Ghanaians but simply pursuing his selfish interests or agenda.

He will never succeed in his deceptive attempts to scupper the chances of NPP winning election 2016 to save Ghana from total economic collapse under President Mahama. If he really has the collective interests of Ghanaians and NPP at heart, then where from this behaviour of his, misdirecting his energies hence the title "barking up the wrong tree?" To misdirect one's energies or attention is to bark up the wrong tree.

I don't blame Dr Arthur Kennedy that much but those radio presenters who keep granting him on-air interviews from far away America to propagate his unhealthy political views directed at destroying NPP and Nana Akufo Addo.

Dr Arthur Kennedy must bear in mind that many Ghanaians are suffering under the clueless administration by President Mahama. Therefore, they need a change of government from NDC to NPP. They will not countenance his views kindly but will treat him with the scorn he deserves.

To Dr Arthur Kennedy, I say, your views are selfish-motivated. They do not represent that of NPP or the majority of Ghanaians. I think I had better leave you to wallow in your utter mischief and ignorance. To many an intelligent Ghanaian, you have already sacked yourself from NPP by your laughable behaviour.

Why should I spend precious time trying to advice an intransigent person like Dr Arthur Kennedy instead of gearing my energies toward something of much more benefit to NPP and the suffering Ghanaian masses?

Rockson Adofo