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Opinions of Friday, 18 February 2011

Columnist: Okoampa-Ahoofe, Kwame

Koku Anyidoho is a Pathological Liar!!!

By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D.

Koku Anyidoho’s assertion that President Atta-Mills never said that he would “rain hell and Kenya” on Ghana in the event of the NDC losing the 2008 general election is rather lame, albeit all-too-typical of a government whose key operatives have yet to learn how to level up with the Ghanaian electorate and public at large (See “Koku Anyidoho: Mills Never Said Ghana Would Burn Like Kenya” 2/15/11).

Indeed, it is rather a pity that the Head of Communications at the Presidency would be lying through his teeth, knowing full well that it takes just a click and a matter of seconds to “Google” then-Candidate Atta-Mills’ crass promise of mayhem in order to put paid to such nescient and downright infantile attempt at back-pedaling.

Ironically, I had earlier given him the benefit of the doubt, when Mr. Anyidoho rather unconvincingly claimed to have been in full possession of his mental faculties when he recently insisted, against factual objectivity, that a wishy-washy “Tarkwa-Atta” had actually been vindicated by the decision of the African Union (AU) to further stay the course of diplomacy vis-à-vis the raging Ivorian crisis, when in reality the President had attended last December’s ECOWAS summit on the same matter without offering any divergently placid alternative to the contingent and imminent use of force to oust a recalcitrant President Laurent Gbagbo.

Well, if he really believes in the blood-dripping lie that he just put out there before the Ghanaian public, vis-à-vis the dud Asomdwoehene’s espousal of a Kenya-type inferno in Ghana in the lead-up to Election 2008 – and we have no reason to maintain otherwise – then at least this Kwaku Ananse communications expert could exhibit some piddling modicum of decency by informing the world precisely why the British High Commissioner to Ghana invited Messrs. Atta-Mills and Awoonor to his Greenhill residence to explain themselves on their widely reported promise of wreaking a Kenya-type apocalypse on Ghana.

*Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D., is Associate Professor of English, Journalism and Creative Writing at Nassau Community College of the State University of New York, Garden City. He is also a Governing Board Member of the Danquah Institute (DI) and author of “The Obama Serenades” (, 2011). E-mail: