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Opinions Sun, 16 Jun 2013

Election 2012 Petition Is Akufo-Addo Health-Proof!!!

By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D.

Since it started becoming forensically obvious that the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) criminally colluded with the Electoral Commissioner to, literally, steal Election 2012, key NDC operatives, including President John Dramani Mahama, and their propaganda hacks have been frantically experimenting with every proverbial trick in the book, as it were, to ensure that they get away with their heinous crime by actually securing the undeserved opportunity to relish the same.

This largely explains why Mr. Mahama has been desperately making prejudicial public statements in a dastardly attempt to both intimidate the Atuguba-presided Supreme Court panel of nine jurists hearing the Akufo-Addo/NPP Election 2012 presidential petition, as well as induce a highly unlikely outcome of judicial nullification.

We know this for certain because as the Coalition of Ghanaians Against Electoral Fraud recently revealed, on Saturday, May 25, 2013, President John Dramani Mahama dispatched his sneaky arch-lieutenant, Vice-President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, to the residence of one of the sitting judges, Justice Vida Akoto-Bamfo, in order to get the latter to pressure her colleagues into dancing to the spine-chilling tunes of the National Democratic Congress.

And as if the foregoing shenanigans were not criminal enough, now media hacks and hirelings of the NDC have begun circulating their death-wish against Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, their arch-political nemesis, on such social networking fora (or forums) as Facebook and Twitter (See "Akufo-Addo Is Not Dead - Sir John" Ghanaweb.com 6/12/13).

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And on the preceding score must be briefly and hurriedly recalled the fact that last week, Ghana's main organized political opposition leader flew into the ancient British capital city of London for an annual routine medical check-up, as well as to attend to other unspecified commitments. The pity here is that those NDC "spinmeisters" circulating such invidious death-wish against Nana Akufo-Addo erroneously presume the validity and sustainability of the NPP presidential election to be inextricably interlinked with the health and/or personal fortunes of their most formidable ideological opponent, as also the verdict of the Atuguba-presided Supreme Court.

Well, this is clearly an erroneous presumption, for even in the hypothetical event of the passing of Nana Akufo-Addo, and the judicial vindication of the main opposition New Patriotic Party, an almost certain possibility, the Mahama posse would be absolutely left with no other practicable alternative but to make way for a Bawumia-led government. This all-too-forensically-sustainable aspect of the ongoing Akufo-Addo Revolution is what the arm-twisting operatives of the ruling National Democratic Congress have yet to fully appreciate.

A couple of things are also quite certain: One, unlike the callous and unconscionable NDC hacks and propagandists, a hypothetically indisposed Nana Akufo-Addo is highly unlikely to be foolhardily paraded in a jogging suit like a chimpanzee, as was nauseatingly done to the then-terminally ill President John Evans Atta-Mills by his aides and handlers, in a vacuous bid to proving the practically nonexistent.

Then also, no morbidly self-serving press releases will be published in a knavish bid to diverting a well-meaning public's attention from the incontestably obvious - the mortality of each and every Ghanaian citizen, leader and non-leader alike.

_____________________________________________________ *Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D. Department of English Nassau Community College of SUNY Garden City, New York June 12, 2013 E-mail: okoampaahoofe@optimum.net ###

Columnist: Okoampa-Ahoofe, Kwame
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