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Opinions of Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

Redirecting the Steps of J.J. Rawlings

Redirecting the Steps of J.J. Rawlings about the December 7, 2012 Elections - going with NDC or NDP

We say that nothing comes free in our way. Nonetheless, I assure my readers that
this advice from me to Rawlings is free of charge. I will not charge him a pesewa
for it, though as affluent person as he is. To expatiate on there being free things
at times, let me ask you, do you pay for the air you breathe daily? Is the
indispensable precious life-holding air that you inhale and exhale every ticking
second of the clock not free? How expensive it will be was it to come with a price
tag. However, the Gracious God Almighty has given it to us free.
I will share the wisdom and intelligence God has graciously bestowed on me with
former President J.J.Rawlings. He is currently vacillating; not knowing whether to
go with the National Democratic Congress (NDC) or the newly formed National
Democratic Party (NDP).
My readers or audience will recall that Rawlings single-handedly formed the NDC
party. When Western power pressure descended heavily upon him to relinquish his then
entrenched dictatorial military rule of Ghana, he cleverly sought refuge in the
formation of the NDC. He changed the military government (Provisional National
Defence Council (PNDC)) into a civilian government, the National Democratic Congress
(NDC). This is just about a brief history of the genesis of the devious NDC party.
Babies with sharp vampire Dracula fangs (teeth) - (Okudzeto Ablakwah, Omane Boamah,
Kobby Acheamong etc.) that can tear into any human flesh currently abound in the
NDC. There is also a very ferocious lioness with her cubs waiting impatiently to
devour Rawlings. The lioness is Johnson Asiedu Nketiah. The cubs are Fiifi Kwetey,
Allotey Jacobs, Quarshiga and Koku Anyidohu. These mentioned persons are livid about
the utterances of Rawlings that they think are eroding their electoral fortunes.
They will not hesitate to pounce on him, a barking dog they call him. They have
continually been baying for the flesh and blood of Rawlings.
Rawlings has been doing everything possible to stay out of harms way from these
George Orwellian Animal Farm pigs. The pigs, as leaders of the animals are singing
in unison the slogan, "four legs good, and two legs bad". Nevertheless, they
began doing worse things immediately after ascending to power after the animals had
revolted and driven the drunken and irresponsible Mr. Jones, the owner of the
farm, from the farm. This is exactly what President Mills with the bunch of
hypocrite NDC gurus, activists and sympathisers did, and continue to do, to

Now I am opening very widely the floodgates of my already overflowing fountain of
wisdom to Rawlings to drink from if he wants to. Firstly, the current NDC government
has, and continues to, pull down the principles-foundation (Accountability, Probity
and Transparency) on which you founded the NDC party. On what will revolve the NDC
if without the cardinal pivots as listed above? Out of sheer obstinacy, selfishness
and insatiable greediness, the current government of NDC continues to flout your
wise admonitions to them to get back on track. They find your advice contrary or a
hindrance to their pursuit of ill-gotten wealth.
Secondly, the very obnoxious impediments to nation building and economic
advancement for which you sacrificed your life to get rid of have been re-introduced
tenfold, nurtured and being enjoyed by the current NDC. Have they not by this
repulsive attitude blighted your glory earned when you overthrew the Supreme
Military Council II (SMC II) government? You executed many people with innocent ones
inclusive, for involving in, and perpetrating official crimes of corruption. What
moral justification do you offer by going back not only to socialise with, but to
campaign for the Mahama/Amissah-Arthur NDC to retain power, a government manifold
corrupt than the SMC II?
Thirdly, are the babies with overgrown poisonous teeth ready to bite into you still
not in government and baring their lethal teeth at you? Is the unelected but
caretaker President Mahama not one of those with sharp teeth and long arms?
Fourthly, do you think President Mahama will change overnight for better, able to
shed the rottenness in the NDC party, in the NDC government and in him?
If your answer to any of the above queries is yes, then I advise you to stop, look
and listen, before you make any move to avoid falling into an abyss. It says, "Once
bitten, twice shy". The death of President Mills has not changed the mindset of the
NDC as a party and a government about you. They still see you as the devil that is
bringing the party down and will not hesitate to deal you the fatal blow at any
least opportunity. As long as you cannot keep your motorised mouth shut, but will
continue to chirp like a nuisance bird gone astray, they will never wholeheartedly
welcome you back into the NDC faithful group.
They will only cajole you, have you help them win the re-election and damp you like
a dirty rag as they have been doing to you. Now that I have opened your ears, eyes
and nose, you are your own man to take a decision as to either go with the NDC flow
or switch sides to the NDP, your wife's party.
Rockson Adofo

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