General News Fri, 30 Jul 2010

Kufuor Didn't Showcase Any Brainwork -Wayo

..He Was A Pepsodent Not A President

It seems radical Ghanaian politician, Charles Kofi Wayo’s, obvious revulsion of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has no ending in sight following his latest diatribe at the elephant family, this time at former President John Agyekum Kufuor.

In a no-holds barred interview on VibeFM, an Accra-based radio station, the nonconformist politician, clearly stated that Mr. “Kufuor was not a president”. According to him, since ex-President retired after serving two full terms, all what he had been doing is gallivanting the globe participating in conferences “on how frogs have babies upside down,“ which have no significant bearing on the country .

“He (Kufuor) was a Pepsodent, because he didn’t show any initiative, no brain work, nothing…where is Kufuor now? Everyday he’s travelling; conference here, on how frogs have babies upside down. Seminar here…there’s a problem in Bawku, you see any of them go there? No…He’s made his money, he doesn’t give a damn about Ghanaians…,” he stated.

The founder of the defunct United Renaissance Party (URP) swanked about how he helped the NPP win power in 2000 but pointed out that due to deep-seated corruption during former President Kufuor’s era, his interest in the party began to fade. Mr. Wayo said he completely lost faith in the NPP when he was made to understand by Mr. Kufuor that “the NPP had been in the wilderness for 30 years” and “politics was the way for amassing wealth.”

According to him, when he reminded the NPP of its campaign promises and the need to honour them, he was curtly told, “if you are chasing a woman, you promise her a lot of things, but when you get married, do you give it to her?”


Mr. Wayo, affectionately called “Chuck” said even though the NPP rode to power on the catchphrase “zero-tolerance for corruption”, the party failed to investigate the numerous allegations of graft that were brought to its attention, adding that the police during ex-president Kufuor’s era, were bought and controlled by his (Kufuor’s) administration, thus making it extremely difficult for justice to be served.

“At a point in time, Kufuor even said corruption is as old as Adam,” he lamented.

The maverick politician was also critical of the country’s over-dependence on the World Bank, and stressed that Ghana cannot advance developmentally if it continuously over-relies on donor agencies.

“This is what we gotta do. We cannot progress depending on World Bank…some s***** guy… World Bank from where, Hungary somewhere? He doesn’t know nothing himself telling you what to do… Jesus Christ,” Kofi Wayo.

Audio Attachment: Listen to Charles Kofi Wayo, founder of the defunct United Renaissance Party (URP) in an interview on Vibe Fm.

Source: Chris Joe Quarcoo/ Ghana Institute of Journalism
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