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Opinions of Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Columnist: Amankwah, Nana Kofi

NDCs Mysteries Behind Ivoirien Crisis

My fellow countryman and woman, according to our nation’s constitution article 55
clause 15 states clearly that any foreign financial contribution to any political
party at any time is a criminal offence. It is prohibited for any presidential
candidate to solicit funds from a foreign country.

Before the 2008 general election in Ghana, John Evans Attah Fifi Mills violated
our nation’s constitution and took a huge political campaign donation from Mr.
Gbagbo in Cote d’Ivoire. I will therefore challenge Attah Mills should he deny my
assertions. Mills should use the same Holy Bible he used to take the oath of
office in hand and go to the public and deny this. He already has a huge price to
pay before God.

When Mills stated publicly and unequivocally that he would not support military
action to oust Mr. Gbagbo from office, this was his paid back with time for him to
return the favor to Gbagbo. Attah Mills is a hypocrite and a crook. Mill’s brother
Cadman Mills was the one who went to the Cote d’Ivoire and got all these millions of
dollars from the Ivoirien president Mr. Gbagbo. I’m surprised at the action of
Mills. There are many Ghanaians, who brought foreign contribution to Mills during
the 2008, general election and Mills has treated them as criminals and dogs. Because
Gbagbo money is huge, however, he has turned his attention on Gbagbo. Ghanaians will
soon know who this hypocrite Mills actually is because of similar cases of foreign
money that someone raised for him and yet he has the audacity to call and threaten
the person’s life. There is an ongoing criminal investigation on Mill’s calling and
threatening people on his phone. This
information will be made public very soon.

Part One on France

The secret mystery behind the reasons why France wanted to oust Gbagbo from office
is this Gbagbo do not want France to continue the hegemonic authority that they have
exercised over the years on the Ivorians including before and after independence. As
a result of that Gbagbo has not allowed them to have great access in
decision-making. However, over the last ten years it seems that France has lost such
hegemonic powers due to Gbagbo’s presence in office, which has severed many
connections with the France government in many fronts.

The French government believes it is time for them to have one who could protect
their vital interest in Cote d’Ivoire. France sent a warning to Henri Konan Bedie
a great politician who many believed is the son of the former Cote d’Ivoire
President Houphouet- Boigbny. Bedside is a multi billionaire in Cote d’Ivoire,
which France indicated to him that during the running off, Henri Konan Bedie must
use his political and ethnic based power and support Ouattara. If not they will
freeze his asserts including his foreign accounts in France and other western
nations. Mr. Bedie who also has strong supporters from the Houphouet- Boigbny
party, the party he now leads, did not have any choice against these colonial
hegemonic powers, but just to obey them, leave the Gbagbo alliance and join
Ouatarra, according to some news media in Cote d’Ivoire and some old politicians
from Cote d’Ivoire whom I have personally interviewed here in New York.

Many are still worries about France’s secret involvement in their politics in which
they see no reason why France should support Ouattara. The crisis in Cote d’Ivoire
goes beyond election results and the dispute between Gbagbo and Ouattra to the
definition of who is a citizen of Cote d’Ivoire that is eligible for presidential
election. Many Ivoirien have strongly advocated that any Ivoirien citizen seeking
presidential elections must have full- blooded Ivoirien parents. A majority of the
citizens in Cote d’Ivoire claim that the father of Alassane Ouattra is a
naturalized Ivoirien of Burkinabe descent. This has been why all the military who
are still loyal to Gbagbo including military forced from Bedie ethnic groups have
joined the ethnic groups of Gbagbo and are willing to fight and die. Now the
question is, what French President, Nicholas Sarkozy wants again from Cote
d’Ivoire? The story’s to be continued.

From: Nana Kofi Amankwah (New York)