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Opinions of Saturday, 28 November 2015

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

Whispering a Campaign Strategy to the NPP

This publication is based on a seemingly nightmarish dream I had on the night of Wednesday 25 November 2015 or in the wee hours of the morning of 26 November 2015. In this dream, a very prominent founding member of the NPP said categorically that he was not going to campaign for NPP, especially Nana Akufo Addo, to win election 2016.

I went straight on my knees to plead with him to rescind his decision saying, your failure to assist NPP to win the election is in effect not directed at punishing Nana Akufo Addo but indeed, to punish the already suffering Ghanaian masses due to the incompetent administration of Ghana by President Mahama.

Nana Akufo Addo was there and we both pleaded with the person (name withheld) to reconsider his decision. He was still insistent on his decision and again questioned why Nana does not engage the public in the dialect that the majority understands when he goes on campaign provided Nana understands their language instead of discoursing in English?

I am not going to reveal the entirety of the dream. However, for the attention of the public, it must be noted that my dreams always manifest in the opposite way.

As God reveals to redeem, there are lessons and strategies to be learnt from this dream.

Being emotional and insulting will not win over people's heart to us. Failing to win them over means we cannot get their votes.

Insulting and being rude drive away friends. Nobody can reason with another who insults

In the face of provocation, be calm and put across your views and ideas in most intelligent way by which you can win over people's hearts and their votes

We should always communicate with the people (electorates) in their local dialect if majority of them do understand the discussions and the campaign messages better in their dialect than in English (the official language in Ghana).

Is the purpose of the campaign not to win more people to your camp to get their votes? Why then not use the language the majority of them do understand and if possible, ask someone to interpret it into English instead of the vice versa? This is a key to imparting vote winning message to the public

We have to socialise with the people. Mingle with them. Joke with them. Shake their hands and if your stomach is not as bad as that of Rockson Adofo, eat with them and drink with them if possible, and if not for hygienic reasons, from the same bowl and cup. How glad will someone see Nana Akufo Addo shake their hands, nicely grab their corncob, break it into two-halves, eat one and give the other to the owner? Will the person not have the same feeling as a football fan will have if his favourite football star shook his hand or gave him his t-shirt?

From the dream, a message of reconciliation could be detected. However, this does not mean that those deliberately pulling the party down are not to be dealt with appropriately but the unnecessary insults must be done away with.

We need to focus on how best to put our truthful messages across to win more people to the NPP camp. We need to win election 2016 to liberate Ghanaians from their current slavery under President Mahama's dead goat regime.

I have been endowed with the knowledge and wisdom to educate people on how to woo others to their camp or side by being honest with them.

Do you know how best to COMMUNICATE your campaign messages and party manifesto to the electorates? Learn the strategies of doing so. They should not be communicated haphazardly but in an orderly manner and in truth.

Subsequent from my dream, I shall advise whoever gets the chance to mount any campaign podium from today forward to first address the congregants to eschew insults no matter how their intended culprit has offended them.

Not all the strategies can I reveal here, some are to be divulged to people, NPP disciples of course, who will be going to the ground, from home to home, village to village, town to town and city to city to disseminate the good tidings from NPP and Nana Akufo Addo and his running mate Dr Bawumia.

I end with Revelations 2:7 – "Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God" and Matthew 13:9 – "Who has ears to hear, let him hear".

Rockson Adofo
(Up and coming political strategist who has prophesies hidden in his write-ups if people might care to find them out. He is the champion of liberating the minds of Ghanaians from inferiority complexes, educating them on their rights and taking pretenders straight to the cleaners without hesitation)