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Opinions of Monday, 29 March 2010

Columnist: Amankwah, Nana Kofi

The Inside Edition Of NPP Delegates Elections

IN TRYING TO Explain the NPP political paralysis, analysts of what happened at the NPP national delegate conference at Kumasi sport stadium are questioning this 70 -year –old man Akufo Addo and his Akyem mafia gangsters claiming victory. The essence of their motive of claiming victory would be Akufo Addo the 70- year-old man’s tactical missteps, the obstinacy behind his vision of dividing the party through his mafia organization the Danquah Busia institution. They will live to regret for their entire life with this UP tradition to rig the chairmanship elections and claim victory in the eyes of the UP elites and the youngsters who are the future leaders.

Ever since the NPP national delegates elections were held in Kumasi, this 70- year-old man Akufo Addo and his Akyem mafia gangsters have claimed a victory and held a party for themselves and their criminal cronies. They believe now that Jake Obstsebi Lampty is at the helm of the party affairs; they will have absolute power to rig the Flag-bearership nomination for Akufo Addo the same way they did to elect Jake as the NPP national Chairmanship in Kumasi. They also did the same in the 2007 NPP presidential nomination at the University of Ghana for Akufo Addo. This time however all their dirty tricks have been detonated in public.

Nananum ladies and gentleman, this is what happened behind the closed doors before the NPP national delegates conference just held at the Garden City in Ghana, Kumasi. The NPP set up a committee to monitor the elections so that the elections would be fair to all the participants according to the party’s constitution. Peter Mac Manu was still in charge to lead the committee. The committee members then asked Peter Mac Manu to provide the list of names of the eligible delegates who were going to vote. But this criminal NPP chairman refused to provide the committee the list of the names of the delegates who were going to vote that day. He knowingly refused in accordance with their plan to rig the election for Jake Obstsebi to defeat Stephen Ntim to become the party’s national Chairman. Right after the election Akufo Addo and his mafia cronies held a party at a restaurant in Kumasi, saying they would retire Stephen Ntim from politics and his Brong Ahafo supporters.

However, when Peter Mac Manu refused to provide the list of the aforementioned delegates who were suppose to vote, there were some delegate who were outside the country and within the country who believed they could not come and vote. As a result of their absence they sent letters to Peter Mac Manu the NPP Chairman who did not inform the committee. Instead, he informed his boss, Akufo Addo, and his criminal Akyem mafia’s gangsters who used these people’s ballots for Akufo Addo’s houseboys, drivers cameramen, bodyguards and many people who were not allowed to vote. Another Danquah –Busia member a criminal organization within the NPP institution, Gabby Otchere-Darko, was in charge of these proxy votes. Some of my boys who were the Avenue saw what was happening. They went to report to Kwabena Agyepong but because of the rules they implemented that nobody should enter to the parks where they were voting, he could not do anything because Kwabena did not want to create any confusion at that time.

Now This 70 -year- old man Akufo Addo is walking around in Accra claiming that since the newly elected executives are his people, he will become the NPP flag-bearer for the 2012 general election. Nobody should pay any mind to his nonsense. This is all media propaganda. Among the new elected national executives only Jake Otanka Obetesbi Lampty, the high school graduate, and Anthony Karbo are the only Akufo Addos men. Fred Oware from the Central Region is not Akufo Addo’s man, Akufo Addo and Akyem mafia stole the Central Region chairmanship from him, during the Central Region elections; Sophia Honer Sam from Western Region has no business with this 70- year -old man Akufo Addo. Mocta Bamba the national organizer is not Akufo Addo’s man though they claimed in the media that Bamba is their man that is a lie. Akufo Addo and his Akyem Mafia also claim that they sponsored (Owusu Afriyie) Sir John, the newly elected general secretary. That is also a lie. This Kwabere west constituency guy financed his own campaign. He is his own man. Akufo Addo was deceiving the entire NPP parliamentarian membership that he would make them Ministers so they should support him, Akufo Addo was lying to them secretly but he has been exposed. NPP members need to abolish this Danquah Busia institution; it is a criminal organization within the UP tradition. We all now seen what they are doing to destroy the UP tradition their purpose in establishing this institution is not for the interest of the NPP benefits but rather for their Akyem mafia gangsters political violent interest.

From Nana Kofi Amankwah