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Opinions of Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Columnist: Nana Kwadwo Akwaa

Ghanaians do not deserve an apology from Mahama

I have heard lots of Ghanaians seeking an apology from the former President, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama for his description of the President and all Ghanaians as pigs, and also the Flagstaff House as a Pig Pen, but I can only advise them to kill their expectation because he is not going to give any apology due to the fact that it was deliberate and intentional on his part to insult Ghanaians the way he did, and if any apology will even emanate from his quarters, it will just be as fake as that of Hon. Mahama Ayariga, the Member of Parliament(MP) for Bawku Central after he intentionally wrongly accused some of his colleague Members of Parliament of corruption.

This has in fact not been the first time H.E Mahama, and sometimes his cronies have deliberately attacked the personality of Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo and Dr Bawumia without any apology, they constantly labelled him as a dwarf and retarded, and Ghanaians, in general, have also not been spared. H.E Mahama has actually in the past labelled Ghanaians as ungrateful, liars, and sometimes their views as baloney.

The "Animal Farm's" twist of the issue by the former President's desperados in their desperate attempt to defend and cleanse the uncouth statement can only be flushed down the water closet because of how hollow that explanation is.

In fact, it could never be a coincidence that two months after Hon. Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini, MP for Tamale North described the entire 54 percent of Ghanaians who voted for the New Patriotic Party, in addition to its other sympathizers as pigs, and mixed with his huge criticism for that, H.E Mahama would also make a similar statement.

The above explanation can only conclude that the constant label of NPP members and sympathizers, and Ghanaians in general as "PIGS" is a very deliberate plan, which has only not been thought of or planned by H.E Mahama and Hon. Suhuyini, but it has rather been strategically designed by the entire NDC to continuously describe any opponent of theirs as such.