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Has Akufo-Addo let the cat out of the bag?

Comment: Speculation galore!

Yaw Ohemeng
2014-01-23 07:45:06
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Has Akufo-Addo let the cat out of the bag?

Kofi the fact that you have taken the time out to speculate on what Akufo Addo might or might not be doing makes the case for him staying away. It is part of the acknowledgement that the impending election is his to lose, that if he decides to run. That makes it all the more plausible that he does not have to manipulate to win.

Why? Because you and a whole host of others have made sure that his name is never out of the headlines. That is enough campaign without him actually declaring.

It is a bit intriguing to read meanings into what Sir John said immediately after the verdict. Have you never heard of couples who lose a child being advised to immediately try for a baby? It is part of the cultural nuances to assuage the pain of anyone who lose something. It may be entirely innocent.

I think the word 'manipulate, is too strong and gives the connotation of shadiness. I will be more siding with you if you had said Nana may be positioning himself to contest but manipulating? Come on, do you mean he is using unfair means and you provided not a single fact of that?

Please all of you leave this man alone. Those who want the flagbearership have to start painting their vision for Ghana. The country should move on from letting ill-prepared individuals rule us. Let them begin to suggest how they intend to solve our national problems - the fiscal deficit, the depreciating Cedi, tattered and inadequate infrastructure, lack of jobs, etc etc. If the country warms up to them in this bid, they can then have ambitions for the presidency.

It is good that Akufo Addo stays above the fray. If he decides to run, the likes of me will support him. It is not because I am NPP, but because he and Dr Bawumia have floated more policies on how we re-orient our national life more than any contemporary crop of politicians.

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01-23 07:01
Speculation galore!
Yaw Ohemeng
01-23 07:45