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Opinions of Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Columnist: Hardi, Ibrahim

The Smock, Mahama and Dr. Nkrumah.

Ghana’s first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah declared smock as a “battle dress.” He was aware the cultures that allow the wearing of smock are ones blessed with honest, intelligent, hardworking and determined people who however have limited opportunities as compared to their counterparts in the South. He prophesized the emergence of a Northern President. Thank God President John Dramani Mahama has emerged to fulfill the true dream of Ghana’s founder, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

Fifty seven years ago, Nkrumah sent out a message which will take someone with critical thinking to understand. It is worth noting that, for the historic declaration of Ghana’s Independence, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and his five colleagues proudly wore smocks on the podium at the Old Polo Grounds. He was aware it was only a Northern President that will lead a true united Ghana to the promised land.

The enemies of this country tried everything in their power to make sure President Mahama did not get the chance of leading this country but it is said, what is written is written. Just like Obama assuming the presidency, it was a long prophesy by Marcus Garvey that one day a black will be president in America,like wise Dr. Kwame Nkrumah's prophesy of seeing a northern president leading Ghana one day.

The NDC's founder used to and even now wears the smock. In his time, he led a united Ghana and it is time for Mahama to carry on the baton as prophesized by Ghana's founder.

Countrymen and women, the future ahead is full of promise under our current President for that unifier as prophesized by Nkrumah is here. A future where the labour of many is not exploited to the benefit of just a few.

The smock is a symbol of hope for Ghana and Mahama is one who wears a smock, he is a warrior and will close the ranks for Ghanaians to chase out our bad economic situations.

Very soon, we will mark our independence as gained for us by our first President, Dr. Nkrumah. Let's all be confident in our President, the first Northern President of the 4th republic.

I wish every Ghanaian, great happiness in the fifty seven years of our great nation and many years that lie ahead and trust that together we shall go forward to our successful destiny.

Long live Ghana
Ibrahim Hardi 0208235615