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Opinions of Thursday, 9 August 2007

Columnist: Amankwah, Nana Kofi

The Inside Edition of NPP Presidential Aspirants VI

According to the Ghana News Agency article dated Wednesday 25th July 2007, The New Patriotic Party (NPP) National Chairman Peter Mac Manu stated “that he regretted that detractors of party had cited the numerous presidential aspirants as a reason for a possible split in the party in 2008, and said there would be no SPLIT, PROVIDED the aspirants stayed away from attacking each other, and exercised strict civility in their campaigns”.

Henceforth, Mac Manu cannot run NPP party as he was managing his family firestone tire rebuilding company. The question is who has the power to split the party? As a CEO for the NPP party to make idiotic statements such as PROVIDED the aspirants stayed away from each other. Even if they do not stay away from others, it does not give anybody the right to even think of splitting their party. This is politics. Politicians need to attack each other in order to get the best out of one’s opponent. In our modern politics, Politicians life styles should always be made public for the people they serve to know who they are. As a party chairman, you should always digest your source of information with critical thinking before you make stupid statement in public. If you feel any of the presidential wannabes had any motives of splitting the party just withdraw his nomination, and sack him from the party immediately; discredit such individual in public. Mac Manu should always remember that the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) was built on the foundation of the United Party (UP) traditions. This NPP has no roots but one can identify their roots from the (UP’S) democratic ideology that were set out by our forefathers; this ideas are still being use by the current (NPP). This party was not built by an individual, but by a corrective of different ethnic groups in the entire country that stood up against Kwame Nkrumah communist political ideology. As a result of this, nobody should be allowed to claim an ownership of this (UP) traditions.

The NPP does not owe anybody a dam thing. Gone are the days when the current outgoing foreign minister, Akufo Addo and his uncle William Ofori Attah, were able to split the (UP) traditions and formed the United National Convention (UNC) Party. Akufo Addo and Ofori Attah ‘s motives behind splitting from the (UP) traditions disallowed Mr. Victor Owusu, who trained Akufo Addo in his law firm after Akufo Addo’s finished his Makola law school. Not to allow Victor Owusu PFP to win the national elections. During the 1979 political campaign,Akufo Addo and his uncle Ofori Attah,knew very well that due to their family relationships with the late General Akufo, who made a canter coup to over throw Genaral I K Acheampong’s Union government will help them to win the general election. This was a done deal for them. The late Akwasi Amankwah Afrifa and General Akufo, knew by all accounts the UNC will win the election. Until Boakye Jan the CPP man, came and over throw general Akufo and handed the power to the People’s National Party (PNP).

Akufo Addo is the only NPP presidential aspirant who has the tendency of splitting the UP traditions. However, this time if he thinks he could do that again his general Akufo is no more in power, even in Kyebi nobody will follow his stupidness again. The UP tradition does not belong to Akufo Addo or anybody period. According to credible information from various Constituencies across the country, the NPP presidential Candidate Addo Kufuor has now gain grounds in the Northern region. Addo Kufuor is wooing the NPPS’ in the Northern and other place in the country; have prevented Alan Kyerematen from securing Kufuor’s endorsement. Kufuor has realized this could lead to a family conflict. Although among all the candidates Alan Kyerematen has been by far the most aggressive in wooing Kufuors endorsements, but now Addo Kufuor is showing strong come back. Akufo Addo has also gained solid ground from most of the NPP elites from the Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions, but he still needs to do more work in that region in order to win the nominations of his party.

Presently, Dan Kwaku Botwe is SierraLeone helping the corrupt president Kobba to win back the nations election. This son of a bitch had stolen a lot of money including two ships of rice 60 Mercedes benz, one million dollars in cash that was presented to the people of SierraLeone by Muammar Gaddafi of Libya to help the nation. Now Dan Botwe, who has taking a lot money is helping this criminal and narcissistic to win the August 11th Election in Sierra- Leone; Dan Botwe will have blood on his hands if this election leads into any violence. Because majority of Sierra Leone’s have decided that they will not allow the current corrupted administration to hold on to power. Dan Botwe not an honest man; he will never have any chance of winning elections in Ghana; if he went there to help the corrupt president to win the general elections. By God’s Grace, I will make him pay for it in his entire life as Jerry John Rawling in Ghana.

Nana Kofi Amankwah (New York)

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