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Opinions of Saturday, 8 February 2020

Columnist: Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., PhD

You did a lot of wrong, Sammy Gyamfi – Part 1

He is peddling the sort of propagandistic junk that is far more conducive to the political milieu of the sort of rhetorical top-down (or one-way speech) junta dictatorship that the founding-father of the present main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), then-Chairman Jerry John Rawlings, single-mindedly retailed throughout the 1980s and the early 1990s with the key operatives of his so-called Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC) killing machine. Mr. Samuel “Sammy” Gyamfi, the so-called National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress, must rest assured that the overwhelming majority of Ghanaian citizens and voters have long well advanced past such patent political junk-packaging. The racketeering scam-artists involved in the Airbus SE Scandal will be promptly brought to justice much sooner than it takes Mr. Gyamfi to say “President Mahama”!

These NDC robber-barons must be promptly brought to justice or Ghanaians would be better off kissing their so-called Fourth-Republican Democracy goodbye. For all bets will be off, should President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) fail to bring the Mahama Posse to justice; and there will be absolutely no need for the various indigenous polities that presently constitute the august sovereign Democratic Republic of Ghana to keep pretending being an integral part of any civilized, modern, postcolonial corporate national enterprise (See “Airbus Saga: We Did No Wrong – NDC” Classfmonline.com / Ghanaweb.com 2/6/20).

In his rascally press conference, scheduled a couple of days ago, to purportedly retail its relatively “more wholesome” version of the role played by the then-ruling Mills-Mahama-led tandem regimes of the National Democratic Congress in the Airbus SE Scandal, as was to be expected, the National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress was, in parodic Shakespearean parlance, full of sound and guff signifying crass arrogance and insufferable ignorance. You see, Dear Reader, any Ghanaian citizen who really believes that the Woyome-protecting former Attorney-General Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong is a “respected” legal light or luminary, as Mr. Gyamfi claims, must definitely be living in more than a Fool’s Paradise. This species of Ghanaian citizen is obviously in dire need of immediate psychiatric examination and emergency treatment.

Fortunately, the Akufo-Addo-imported state-of-the-art ambulances are at the ready to transport the porcine-mouthed NDC’s Communications Officer to either Pantang or the Accra Mental Hospital, otherwise known as Asylum, in a jiffy. We also take this prime opportunity to admonish Mr. Gyamfi to take advantage of the Akufo-Addo-implemented fee-free Senior High School System. You see, Dear Reader, the plural form of the noun “Aircraft” is “Aircraft,” not “Aircrafts,” as Mr. Gyamfi kept telling members of the media at his recent press conference. It is rather a pity that none of the reporters and journalists who attended the Gyamfi press confab had the guts to correct such a scandalous violation of basic English.

You see, rather than be desperately fighting tooth-and-nail to be undeservedly returned to Jubilee House, or the Presidency, the Mahama Posse ought to be hunched over their desks in grammar school learning the rudiments of the English language. The faux NDC Communicator also does not seem to know the difference between “cost” and “caused.” But, of course, these are peripheral issues and grist for another column at another time. Indeed, if these NDC intellectual basket cases had any worthwhile appreciation and/or aptitude for critical thinking, they would have recognized the clearly stated fact that in the Airbus SE brief released to the global media, that the names of the various culprits in the payola rackets had been deliberately omitted by UK’s Crown Court for Serious Fraud primarily because captured countries like Malaysia and Indonesia are known to have the death penalty in their statutes or law books.

The clearly stated intent of the Crown Court here, therefore, was to prevent the possibility of premature and/or summary executions long before the prime payola suspects had been afforded the requisite legal and human rights of judicial representation, as routinely permitted by all civilized democracies around the globe. Even more significant must be pointed out the fact that the Crown Court has categorically stated that it is ready to fully collaborate and cooperate and share relevant details of the payola scam with government attorneys of any of the named five countries – Ghana, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Taiwan – if the legal authorities of any of these countries decide to pursue their relevant parts of this case to their logical conclusions vis-a-vis their respective national interests.

In effect, although the original legal and judicial purview of the UK Crown High Court for Serious Fraud was British Jurisprudence, nevertheless, it is now up to Ghana and the rest of the four named countries to pursue the Airbus SE Scandal as dictated by their respective national interests. This is what the NDC’s Chief Communications Scam-Artist and his kleptocratic advisers and associates deliberately and conveniently omitted from their prepared release to the press. And it is squarely the latter aspect of the Airbus SE Scandal that constitutes the investigative and prosecutorial terms of reference of Mr. Martin ABK Amidu, the Akufo-Addo-appointed Independent Special Prosecutor.

By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., PhD

English Department, SUNY-Nassau

Garden City, New York

E-mail: okoampaahoofe@optimum.net

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