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Opinions of Sunday, 19 February 2012

Columnist: Manu, Kwabena

Nana Akufo Addo - The Released Fondling Video and “A Much Ado About Nothing”

February 16, 2012

The communications directorate of the ruling ”do Nothing Democratic Congress” (NDC) at the office of the Presidency should be awarded the Guinness Book of Record’s Best Fabricating Communications Operative on the face of this planet.
The current much ado about nothing video spewed out by Peter Boamah Otokunor – a member of the NDC communications team is the second time as far as I am concerned, that the team has put out a convenient lie.
In September 2009 Koku Anyidaho – the communications director at the office of the Presidency in an attempt to make his boss – His Excellency J. E. Atta –Mills think highly of him presented an inaccurate version of an event sponsored by the Africa America Institute (AAI) in the United States of America. He stated that President Mills had been honored by the AAI. In September of every year during the United Nations General Assembly, the AAI honors an African country that has made political and or economic gains and an invitation is extended to the serving leader of that nation to come to an awards dinner and accept the award on behalf of his/her country. GHANA and NOT President Mills was honored for the democratic and political gains that the nation had made since 1992.
It is no surprise that the NDC in diverting the current attention on one of its own (The WOYOME case) will spew out a video of Nana Akufo Addo alleging an inappropriate action by the NPP Presidential candidate. Anyone can see this video and make his/her own decision about it. The fact of the matter is, Nana was been prepped by a make-up artist at GTV in 2008. When the make-up artist was done with her job, Nana got up from his chair and in a gesture of thankfulness touched the artist’s stomach and she laughed. I will say Nana sort of tickled her.
It is very possible that Nana might have known this make-up artist being that he has been to GTV on numerous occasions. It is unfortunate that Peter Otokunor will go to a radio station; Radio Gold to be precise and tell a PASSIONATE LIE to mislead Ghanaians. Otokunor, where in the video did you see Nana Addo fondling or groping the professional make-up artist? Where in the video is the woman’s breast pushing up as alleged in your radio interview? Please do not take Ghanaians for granted. Why would Nana Akufo Addo in the glaring view of other people and staff members do something that is inappropriate as you allege?
Peter Boamah Otokunor, please use your communications experience to promote the good things that you think your boss-President Mills is doing for Ghanaians because NO LIE CAN LIVE FOREVER.
I have confidence in the Ghanaian’s ability to think for him or herself.

Kwabena Manu – New York
The writer is Vice President of the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) – The Union representing Employees of Westchester County Government.