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Opinions of Friday, 12 October 2012

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

NPP Wake up "waka"

.... be out there Campaigning without the usual Complacency.


Do we win elections from making several phone-in calls to radio stations? Do we win elections by becoming a radio phone-in serial caller? Do we win elections by simply being optimists, sitting on our backside in the comfort of our settee twirling our fingers, yawning and intermittently nodding off? I personally believe the answer to the above posed questions in each case is a BIG No!

The way to win elections is to be out there in the open, interacting with the targeted electorates. You have to be with them, be among them explaining your genuinely feasible and implementable policies in the hope of getting them onto your bound-to-win moving train. Although selling your policies on air is good and an excellent idea, vis-à-vis interactions with the people are best and an ideal way of garnering requisite winning votes.

Being conversant with the strategy for winning elections, I shall be on the ground campaigning for Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo alias "Obuggie" and the NPP. I can no longer wait to see NDC government and party booted out of office because of the stench of their corruption that is choking the very air I breathe. Their corruption stinks and many are those that the stench is simply choking them.

I shall therefore not hesitate to castigate any member, activist or sympathiser of NPP and Nana Akuffo-Addo, who may assume we can easily win election December 7, 2012 from sitting on the fence. We need to hurry to get up, move to the villages, and go to the cocoa farms to visit our brothers, sisters and compatriots to sell Nana Addo and the NPP to them. We have a gospel-truth persuasive message to tell Ghanaians. The free Senior High School (SHS) though is a major policy statement undertaking, there are many other good policies out there that the voters need to hear. We have to get the all the useful messages and information across to the voters to enable them make proper decisions.

I shall be visiting Kumawu-Abotanso Dobidi where I am sure the residents can hardly avail themselves of up to date ongoing issues in Ghana via the numerous FM stations. Where will you as an NPP member, activist, sympathiser or a concerned citizen go? Will you still hang onto your Mobile phone calling into radio stations as usual where not all voters have the opportunity to hear your credible messages?

There should not be any more complacency on the part of NPP. We should not assume the bloody gargantuan thievery by Alfred Agbesi Woyome in connivance with the NDC people is sufficient to deliver the expected killer blow to the NDC. Their corruptions through the dubiously paid judgment debts are all good messages but still not enough. Our presence on the doorsteps of the electorates delivering the good tidings is a perfect step forward. Relating how the messages affect them personally or collectively will surely deliver the winning votes.

As Tesco Superstore in the United Kingdom and worldwide has it as a cardinal motto on which the shop revolves successfully, "Every little helps", so do I call on NPP to seek every single vote wherever it happens to be. We have to visit every nook and cranny to get the winning votes.

I therefore call on my younger and elder brothers & sisters, Peter, Kwame Peckham, Kwame Homerton, Joe Arthur, Mr. Gyebi, Maa Akosua, Abaawa Fabrics, Maame B Sokode, Obaa Yaa and many others, to take note of my advice.

I am starving. My stomach is rumbling so I will leave you for the meantime to get something to eat.

Please Mr Basoah, former DCE of Kumawu, go ahead of me to Abotanso Dobidi and I will catch up with you. We have to secure Nana Akuffo-Addo and the NPP a first round victory.

I have more strategic winning policy statements to make so stay tuned to Rockson Adofo's write-ups. You will hear me on Sources radio UK 96.3 FM. You can also locate Sources radio via I will be on the ground campaigning. I hope to join the NPP bigwigs on Campaign platforms. Where there is a will, there is always a way. I have strong messages for Ghanaians so no wonder I shall join the NPP on the ground soon.

I extend my greetings to the NPP UK & Ireland Chairman, Mr. Atta Krufi.

Naanaana Nana Sure!

Rockson Adofo