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Opinions of Friday, 24 February 2012

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

What do NDC take Ghanaians for - Gargantuan Fools?

The desperation with the concomitant efforts by the NDC to conceal their enormous corruption rather exposes them. The shallow-mindedness, naiveté and ignorance of the NDC become more apparent, the more they endeavour to escape blame in the wake of the Woyomegate scandal. Simply put, Mr Alfred Agbesi Woyome, a classical swindler with expertise in worming himself to favour up his sleeves, associates with Presidents, MPs and politicians at any least opportunity. By gaining undue favour in their eyes, he capitalizes on that chance to initiate and execute his swindling prowess. Being insatiably greedy beyond the grips of human comprehension, Woyome did not limit himself to acquiring numerous legitimate or otherwise, contracts, with the government, but desired to connive with some irresponsible crooks in the NDC government to dupe Ghana in gargantuan leaps. He inflicted what may be a daylight bank-robbery on Mother Ghana with the help of some greedy NDC sycophantic syndicate.

Why am I furious at the NDC? The infantile attempts by the NDC to implicate purely innocent persons with the intention of letting the public see that they are not the only corrupt devils in Ghana but others also are really annoy me. They have been trying their hardest by seeking experts' advice on how best to implicate the NPP in the Woyomegate saga. They are desperately informing the public that it was the NPP that rather initiated and connived with Woyome to dupe Ghana. To the NDC, the NPP are the greatest beneficiaries of the swindling Alfred Agbesi Woyome carried out on Ghanaians. Why then are the NDC shaken to the bones that the Woyomegate scandal can adversely affect their chances at election 2012 hence mischievously devising schemes to blight the NPP?

They want the NPP to look as bad as they, do. Whom are they kidding? I am a Ghanaian who has lived under the regimes of Dr Kwame Nkrumah's CPP through to that of the current Professor Mills' NDC. By far, the regime of Professor Mills is the most incompetent, corrupt, insulting and malicious. Is it not because the government is overflowing with young inexperienced first-time politicians? Are most of his Deputy Ministers not operating on "Trial and Error" basis? Failing in their attempts to prove their worth, they have resorted to what may purely be a dirty propaganda to exonerate themselves from blame for non-performance and non-delivery.

Nobody runs a country on propaganda no matter how good one is at it. One rather runs successfully a country by delivering on their cogent promises, policies and better planning for the future to help alleviate the citizens of needless socio-politico-economic worries.

What do we see in the current NDC government? They are only experts in telling and fabricating lies. As incompetent as they are, they think the lies will take them far. The political maturity of Ghanaians may not allow the NDC get away with their dust throwing propaganda. Alfred Agbesi Woyome dubiously arranged with NDC syndicate to con Ghana out of a whopping GHC58 Million or more from year 2010 to end of year 2011. Why are the NDC shamelessly trying to link the NPP to the daylight thievery Woyome has inflicted on Ghana? Did the NPP facilitate the payment just by the abrogation of CAN 2008 contract signed with Waterville? Did such abrogation of contract with the mentioned Company automatically empower a totally an outsider, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, to sue Ghana for compensation?

From the horse's own mouth, thus, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, he never personally nor otherwise, signed a contract with Ghana government, thus, the Kufuor's NPP regime, to rehabilitate the stadia for the CAN 2008 games. How can the NDC then blame the NPP for Woyome's connivance with some elements in the NDC government and party to dupe Ghana of GHC58 Million? Are the NDC thinking right? Do they reason logically? Are they not by their desperation to incriminate the NPP exhibiting their folly in public for all to see?

Ghanaians are more interested in knowing why the NDC government paid the money to Alfred Agbesi Woyome in the first place. Why did they fail to clear any doubts on the issue with former President Kufuor and Kwadwo Mpianim, his Chief of Staff, prior to effecting the dubious payment? Miraculously, Woyome happens to be the NDC's chief financier. What a conflict of interest and a co-incidence!

In case Alfred Agbesi Woyome gave me some money many years before conning Ghana out of the whopping GHC58 Million, do I become an accomplice in his later to commit gargantuan crime of 2010/2011? This is exactly what the NDC and their irrational sympathisers are telling Ghanaians in the hope of escaping blame. NDC, please get off your high horse and apologise for conspiring with Woyome to swindle Ghana of money through what is a default judgment's judgment debt payment of GHC58 Million. The NPP have absolutely nothing to do with the connivance leading to the payment. It was all the work of the NDC. Hence questioning, what do NDC take Ghanaians for - Gargantuan Fools?

Rockson Adofo