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Opinions of Monday, 14 March 2016

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

Unfolding signs indicate the end time of the “dead goat” president

What use is a putrefying dead goat to its owner or to any human being? It cannot be good for human consumption because of its state of decay; infested with maggots, and its foul stench that can easily suffocate you. It is only good for burial or to be chucked away same as the salt that loses its saltiness. E.g. Matthew 5:3 -"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot" (NIV).

The Ghanaian President, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, is on record to have self-styled himself as a "dead goat" that can no longer be frightened with knife. He had said, "I have seen more demonstrations and strikes in my first two years. I don't think it can get worse. It is said that when you kill a goat and you frighten it with a knife, it doesn't fear the knife because it is dead already. I have the dead goat syndrome". He has also said that anyone who has never been the President of Ghana before has absolutely no right to advise him on matters of governance since they do not know what it takes to govern a nation.

For being that obstinate, an "I don't fear HUUUU and I don't care HWEE", coupled with being a callous "Me ntie obiaa" President, he has only been wallowing from one disgraceful trouble into another. He has become an international laughing stock.

He was only to be left to ruffle through pages of documents like a fool, sweating profusely, when during an ECOWAS leaders' Summit in Accra in May 2015, he could not continue with his speech half-way through because some pages were gone missing. He started, announcing apologetically with beads of sweat dropping off his forehead, awash in shame, "I am missing some pages here... well, I am missing some pages here; I wonder when that happened...," All the dignitaries present looked at him, filled with utter dismay at his appalling behaviour.

Any serious, intelligent, and wise President would read through their speech several times before the day of going public with it. However, this "Ede bii keke" President who was not meant to be but had to steal the verdict to become the President, thinks he can just wake up without checking anything, goes out there to deliver a brilliant speech. "What is not meant to be is not meant to be", so a saying goes hence the international ridicule that President Mahama by his propaganda antics has subjected himself and Ghana to.

What good can you expect from someone who has honestly acknowledged in his own published memoirs that he has never since his infancy, been able to take any intelligent decision all by himself? Is it any wonder that he keeps making cockup with attendant embarrassments not only to himself but to the entire country?

The latest instance of his several such embarrassments is the error-riddled brochure for the 59th Independence Anniversary celebration where the President of Kenya (President Uhuru Kenyatta) is presumed to be the President of Ghana with many other shameful grammatical and factual errors.

Do we have to blame him for his numerous comical errors and incompetence? No, we shouldn't! How can we hurt a dead goat that does not even fear the knife by simply blaming him? Will it not amount to simply a waste of our precious time? What is blaming to a dead goat? Nothing!!

Let Ghanaians unite to chuck him out of the presidency come election 2016 to save ourselves from international ridicule and needless national socio-economic sufferings.

The "dead goat" President is a GONNER!!! come 7th November 2016, by the grace of God. All the numerously repeated errors he has been committing are not for nothing. All the hardships he has forced upon Ghanaians are not for nothing. They all foretell how his days as the President of Ghana are numbered with the clock of the conundrum started ticking noisily.

President Mahama is a disgrace in everything, even when making babies, he will still embarrass himself, I should think.

I shall be back.

Rockson Adofo