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Opinions of Friday, 24 July 2015

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

Who are those Faceless Members of “Save NPP Now” Pressure Group?

I have been attentively listening to the on-air pronouncements, and reading the online publications, by, some individuals calling themselves the members of a purported pressure group called "Save NPP Now". One Baah Acheamfour has been championing the cause of the said group that has the main objective of deposing Nana Akufo Addo, the current NPP flagbearer from his position.

Following my close observations of their activities as portrayed in their on-air granted interviews, amid the utterances of frivolous statements, and the contents of their online publications denoting a wild goose chase, I shall advise all reasonable Ghanaians to take their statements and whatever they stand for with a pinch of salt.

As a bible verse says, "by their fruits ye shall know them", I can conclude, subsequent upon their actions which indeed speak louder than words that the members of the group in question are divisive individuals who are malevolent, selfish and are actually walking with their stomach. They are pursuing their selfish agenda with the objective of enriching themselves at the suffering of the majority of Ghanaians else how dare them exhibit that degree of ignorance to campaigning for the deposition of Nana Akufo Addo as aforementioned?

I see them as those bad nuts within NPP who are working around the clock on their mischievous "Agenda 2020". This agenda is a scheme to assist NDC to retain power in 2016 to continue to rule Ghana until a date in January 2021. How wicked can the members of this group be? Do they not see how the majority of Ghanaians are suffering under the clueless and incompetent administration presided over by President Mahama? Do they not see how Ghana is sinking socio-economically under the most corrupt government ever to exist in the annals of Ghana politics?

These are the bunch of people calling for the removal of Nana Akufo Addo from the leadership of NPP but to retain Kwabena Agyepong and Paul Afoko, the principal architects sabotaging Nana Akufo Addo and the NPP. Indeed, Ghana politics sucks, if the likes of Baah Acheamfour abound in the Ghanaian political arena, sauntering through the political corridors with power to dictate the course of political events to us.

Having said that, I shall advise we quickly find a reconciliatory way forward. In division we fall, but united we stand. Did Jesus not advise families, group of persons or communities against division by saying, "A Kingdom divided against itself shall not stand but fall?" Why then are NPP seemingly sitting without putting effective measures in place when a few saboteurs are assiduously working to cause the defeat of the party and its leadership in Election 2016? Why should we allow such destructive fissures to continue to grow wider to cause the disintegration of the party? A stitch in time saves nine. We have to try to resolve our differences but in an event of such attempts failing, then we had better rid the party of the diehard saboteurs who are dictated to by their stomach but not by their head.

Most Ghanaians are suffering under the current unprecedentedly most corrupt government. They are yearning for a change of government from NDC to NPP for the better. How can the positive change come if NPP should have stubborn saboteurs like Baah Acheamfour and his colleagues in the party?

For the sake of unity, I shall spare them the rod today but should they persist in their harmful plots, I will not hesitate to return to crack the whip on their back as I do not suffer fools kindly. The more they sabotage Nana Akufo Addo and the NPP, the more they kill the hope of Ghanaians ever seeing light at the end of the darkest "John Mahama tunnel". The light will only come with the exit of John Mahama and NDC from the helms of the nation's affairs.

Rockson Adofo