Feature Article of Fri, 17 Feb 201723
Akufo-Addo’s leadership will be typical of Ghanaian leadership
By Kwarteng, Francis
Every time government changes hands the new government makes wild allegations blaming the previous government for turning the public purse into a basket of water, for putting the national economy in a chokehold of bleeding incontinence.
The verdict is that, according to the new government, the national economy is choking on the stinking vomit of institutional corruption.
Yet the same new government that mourns the walking-dead obituary of the public purse goes ahead to suck it dry.
They say to each other: “You scratch my back, I’ll scratch ours.”
Helping out to clean the other’s derrière after open defecation in the mouths of Ghanaians, these politicians.
Seesawing. Merry-go-round. Vicious cycle of political stupidity—this bloodsucking schadenfreude duopoly.
What did these luxury cars do for P.V. Obeng at the point of death?
Question is, didn’t Angel Obinim ask Ghanaians to come to his church if they wanted cars? Are our politicians cursed to love or be infatuated with luxury cars?
Why then is Owusu Bempah reportedly advising Akufo-Addo to shun this fleet of luxury cars?
Could that have come about on the advice of Bempah’s angels who came down from heaven to vote for Akufo-Addo?
Calling “men” boys.
No wonder post-Nkrumah Ghana has fallen into a cesspit of leadership crises. From K.A. Busia…to…Akufo-Addo—all boys disguised as men.
And, yes, if we can put it otherwise, we will also say members of the Invisible Forces are infatuated with the paralyzing stench of human feces—our stinking open-defecation democracy. They are just addicted to the artificial aroma of open defecation—that is.
Yet, the same Invisible Forces does not even care that open defecation places Ghana as the seventh dirtiest country on the planet.
The Invisible Forces could not care less whether or not our politicians are even in control of their mental faculties!
Panama Papers co-author John Kufuor said acting on every single corruption allegation will collapse his government. Mahama said the same thing.
And, surprisingly, Akufo-Addo has given strong indications to follow in their footsteps, Mahama’s and Kufuor’s.
Akufo-Addo has seen fit to, as it were—reportedly—choose his crony, confidant and party loyalist lawyer Akoto Ampaw, rather than Martin Amidu, as Special Prosecutor-designate.
Now members of the NPP can go ahead and steal and even do as they wish. Special Prosecutor Ampaw will borrow Angel Obinim’s wings to protect them from investigation and criminal prosecution.
No government official has to bother looking over his or shoulder.
Akufo-Addo appears to be running from his approaching mirage, his incoming shadow, although Amidu is in an in-situ posture, already transfixed by the moral squalor of the Akufo-Addo presidency.
Do you, Dear Reader, remember Akufo-Addo’s plagiarized inaugural speech and the high-rise magnitude of international disgrace Ghana and Africa incurred on the basis of academic or intellectual honesty?
In other words, barely two months into his hopeful presidency and Akufo-Addo is already showing serious signs of early symptoms moral, intellectual and political fatigue.
Scheming crazy-baldhead political animals, who only feed on alternative facts and post-factual politics.
The partisan political face is merely a mask, a Janus-faced status symbol of first-order political criminality.
In the final analysis, then, it really does not matter the true content of the partisan political face the presidency wears—the national narrative is still the same.
And thus, Ghana, our beloved country, will forever remain in a vegetative state of arrested development with these political sickos, unpatriotic milquetoasts, political pedophiles and rapists, ghost writers of children’s deaths and obituaries, and slimy political bastards in positions of authority.
We shall return…