Kweku Baako 'pounds' Gen. Mosquito
Editor-in-Chief of the New crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, has taken General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) to the cleaners, describing him as being mischievous.
According to Mr. Baako, comments made by Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia after the Supreme Court upheld the declaration of John Mahama as the winner of the 2012 presidential election, contradict the efforts by both President John Mahama and opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo, to consolidate peace in the country.
Mr. Asiedu Nketia on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme on Friday stated emphatically that, the petitioners, especially Nana Akufo-Addo, deserved no praise. He said the petition was a waste of time and resource because the country had incurred more debt as a result of the live coverage and ensuring security at the court.
However, on the weekly analysis current affairs programme Newsfile on Joy FM Saturday, Kweku Baako said the comments by the NDC scribe also called General Mosquito, could rather disturb the calm that the nation is enjoying, adding that he "will not dignify it [Asiedu Nketia's comments"] with a response.
He also condemned sentiments expressed by Mr. Fredua Anto, Chairman of the New Patriotic Party in the Ashanti Region accusing Nana Akufo-Addo of taking a unilateral decision to accept the judgment. According to him, the NPP leader publicly pledged to accept the outcome of the petition and "he did that" in fulfillment of that pledge.
"The Asante discord is also a voice of discord," Mr. Baako maintained.
He admitted that although it would have been proper for Nana Addo to consult the party hierarchy before announcing his decision, that would have taken a longer time and could have created further tensions in the nation.