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Opinions of Saturday, 19 July 2014

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

Unravelling the Secret of Nana Akufo Addo’s Incorruptible Integrity

Sooner, people will be interrogating my infatuation with Nana Akufo Addo, the adorable “David and Joseph” of our time. As these two biblical men excelled among their compatriots in accordance with God’s purpose for them, so shall Nana Addo be. Those two biblical figures went through various unpalatable situations even though; God had purposed elevated positions for them. Once they stood firm, similarly as Job did, in their belief and faith in God, they emerged victorious in their various endeavours.

Why does Nana stand out taller among his political colleagues when it comes to discussing demonstrable integrity? In Ghana where almost all politicians are corrupt with politics becoming an arena for amassing fraudulent wealth, he still stands on his two legs very incorruptibly.

What is the secret behind the difficulty of getting him contaminated corruptibly? In the midst of near-institutionalised stinking corruption where almost all Ghanaian politicians are availing themselves of one means or the other to enrich them, the person Nana Akufo Addo, stays squeaky-clean. It is this secret, an enigma of course, which I have unlocked.

He was very young when he was taken abroad, to the Whiteman’s land, to live and study. At that tender age, he was innocent and had not been introduced to the ways of corruption as practised by most Ghanaians. Moreover, in his early days, people were fearful of God and tried as they could to live above reproach. While he was in the Whiteman’s land, he associated himself with good people, learnt the then good mannerisms of the whites. Even until today when manners have changed for the worse, Whites generally are better patriots than Africans in general and Ghanaians in particular.

Nana Akufo Addo having imbibed the great qualities of the Whites has grown to behave like them even though, he has a black skin. He has not allowed his skin colour and origins to militate against his willingness to be of absolute selfless service to his people and to his nation.

He exhibits the same perfect integrity as our children born here when it comes to the question of patriotism. The Ghanaian children born and grown up in the Whiteman’s land are not corrupt. They respect statutory and company internal regulations more than their counterparts born and bred in Ghana. This is a fact!

I have my own children as living examples to justify my assertions herein specified. One brought over from Ghana at the age of six and those born here have the same patriotic beliefs. The one from Ghana, having done all his schooling from primary school to University, residing here permanently for about twenty eight years, practising the Whiteman's culture and mannerisms, no wonder has that Whiteman’s grain of honesty planted in him. The way I see my son, is the same way that I see Nana Addo hence the ease with which, I was able to crack the enigma code to allow Ghanaians to understand the origins of Nana Akufo Addo’s incorruptible integrity.

Should he not be the man to lead Ghana? Does he not possess the wherewithal to govern Ghana to the admiration of all? Without the elements of honesty and gospel-truth dedication to be of service to one’s people and country within you, one cannot lead their nation successfully. We need an honest, a courageous, a dynamic, a competent and a farsighted person to lead Ghana, but not the usual heartless, visionless ones as currently in government in Ghana to lead the nation.

Do people now understand the cause of my unflinching support for Nana Akufo Addo, my David and Joseph of today?

For standing tall to speak my mind as honestly as it should, my own people have disowned me for being a Right-winger and a Lone Ranger. I DO NOT CARE THAT MUCH AS LONG AS I AM SPEAKING THE TRUTH.

I invite all serious-thinking Ghanaians to join my crusade to liberate Ghana from the modern day “Black rule Black or Black on Black” slavery in which we find ourselves under the hands of President Mahama.

I dedicate this publication to Nana Akufo Addo, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and all the good people of Ghana who are desirous to liberate themselves from the killer corruption visited upon Ghana by the Mahama-led NDC government. Please do not be fooled by his cosmetic ongoing government reshuffle for the value is still the same – the corruptible TEAM B.

Rockson Adofo