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Opinions of Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Columnist: Okoampa-Ahoofe, Kwame

Adjei and The Mosquito Are Grossly Mistaken

Both Dr. Kwabena Adjei and The Mosquito Are Grossly Mistaken
By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D.

I don't know why the judge-threatening National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr. Kwabena Adjei, was invited to the 21st Anniversary Celebration of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), because the NDC General-Secretary, Mr. Johnson Asiedu-Nketia, is dead-on accurate that the key operatives of the NPP who presumably invited the CEO of the NDC to their celebration clearly did not understand the principal motive behind the Akufo-Addo/NPP Election 2012 Presidential Petition at the Supreme Court (See "NPP Did Not Understand Kwabena Adjei's English - Asiedu-Nketia" 8/26/13).

Needless to say, the Election 2012 Presidential Petition was squarely about the most legitimate means of reversing Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan's forensically proven fraudulent declaration of Mr. John Dramani Mahama as winner without resorting to the justifiable application of the force of arms to both correct the crime as well as radically dislodge the man who rather comically claims to have been declared President of the Democratic Republic of Ghana by Divine Providence, or God. And that, of course, is the greatest interest of Ghana, and not the so-called Winner-Takes-All Syndrome.

And on this score also ought to be made unmistakably clear to the faux-revolutionary apparatchiks of the so-called National Democratic Congress, and their political and ideological overlords, that the NPP is in no way seeking to be charitably afforded crumbs or consolatory appointments from the very people who criminally attempted to deny Ghanaian voters their democratic mandate of the the right to elect those whom they would have steer the affairs of the nation. And so far, predictably, it is only the key elements of the NDC who, in the tense lead-up to the Supreme Court verdict - on August 29, 2013 - have been talking about such patently and obscenely alien subject as "Shared Governance," "Unity Government" and "Doing Away with the Winner-Takes-All Syndrome" in Ghanaian politics.

We have eloquently proved our case to both Ghanaians and the global community, as was widely televised by the nation's leading broadcaster, the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC-TV/G-TV), to be jittery about the outcome of the Supreme Court verdict. And in all this, it was only the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress that kept deviously and cynically attempting to scuttle televised proceedings in the dubious name of there having occurred a significant slump in national productivity.

Indeed, at the time of this writing, a New York-based rabidly anti-Akufo-Addo Trokosi Nationalist had rather fatuously suggested that a Supreme Court verdict declaring Nana Akufo-Addo winner of the 2012 Presidential Election would not be accepted by the National Democratic Congress. Very likely, this woefully misguided NDC hack had upfront in mind Messrs. Omane-Boamah and Okudzeto-Ablakwa's criminal flouting of the Supreme Court verdict in the Obetsebi-Lamptey real estate and landed property case. We shall see who emerges with the wind of justice on his back. Of course, only NDC hacks like the one in question believe that Dr. Afari-Gyan acquitted himself creditably before the Supreme Court.

Needless to say, Mr. Asiedu-Nketia is absolutely right: Dr. Kwabena Adjei spoke the scurrilous and lurid language of political expediency, one that is fundamentally alien to the ideological orientation of the Danquah-Busia-Dombo scions. For ours, it goes without saying, is the morally sublime language of democratic justice and fair play. And it is only these twin elements that can bring peace and progress to Ghana.

*Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D.
Department of English
Nassau Community College of SUNY
Garden City, New York
August 27, 2013