Opinions Wed, 25 Sep 2013

Akuffo Addo Is A Vicious Tribal Warlord

Nana Akuffo Addo Is A Vicious Tribal Warlord On War Path And Not A States Man

The FIRST OPTION of Nana AKUFFO ADDO, the vengeful loser of the 2012 general elections was to hit the streets of Accra, Takoradi, Kumasi, Sunyani and all the Regional capitals of Ghana with violent demonstrations led by all leading members of the NPP like they did during the infamous “Kume preko” demonstrations against the NDC government under Rawlings in 1995 for introducing the Value Added Tax (VAT) law.

When the violent supporters of the NPP gathered at Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Obra Spot, the leadership failed to restrain them as they smashed the cars of innocent Ghanaians, beat up journalists and two NDC members were killed as a result of the violence.

It will be recalled that four innocent Ghanaians were killed during the “Kume preko” demonstrations led by Nana Akuffo Addo against President Rawlings in 1995.The SECOND OPTION of Nana Auffo Addo and his violent prone NPP was to go to Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital which they claim is their strong hold. Their political wing called “LET MY VOTE COUNT” attempted to hold a violent demonstration that would have been climaxed with a huge rally-but it failed woefully.

The THIRD OPTION of the NPP led by Nana Akuffo Addo was to go to Court on the advice of the National Executive Council of the violent prone NPP and so ,they headed for the Supreme Court and took the country to RAMSON, kept everybody in suspense, drove foreign investors away, wasted everybody’s time in Ghana by describing President Mahama as a THIEF and the case dragged on for 8 good months until it was rightly thrown out with the contempt it deserved. How can such a nation wrecker, a man of violence, a tribal bigot, a vengeful loser and a pathological liar like Nana Akuffo Addo be described as a STATESMAN in our country Ghana? Why should it take 8 good months for Nana Akuffo Addo to call the President of the Republic of Ghana on his cell phone and congratulate him after the declaration of the Presidential results by he Electoral Commissioner on 9th December 2012?

During the 8 months of the petition hearing at the Supreme Court, the NPP used members of the Akan News Casters Union (ANCU) who broadcasted what was going on at the Supreme Court and they quoted the proceedings of the Court wrongly and confused their innocent supporters that the NPP will win the case for Nana Akuffo Addo to be sworn in as the “President of Ghana”, which never was, and will never be. Some Eminent Traditional Rulers, Clergy men and a cross section of Ghanaians believed the NPP and their negative propaganda machinery which was rightly crushed with the truth by the Supreme Court on 29th August 2013.What is the next line of action by the NPP? We live to see.

The International Community were watching the Petition Hearing with Eagle Eyes with the United States and several Western Embassies warning their citizens about possible violence after the Supreme Court Verdict.

Now, with the Verdict out, Nana Akuffo Addo and his tribal grouping, I mean the violent prone NPP have NO WHERE to go than to ACCEPT THE RESULTS AS DECLEARED BY THE SUPEREME COURT AND CONGRATULATE THE WINNER,OR GO FOR A REVIEW AT THE SAME COURT WHERE TWO SUPREME COURT JUSTICES WOULD BE ADDED TO THE FIRST 9 JUDGES MAKING 11, TO SIT AND REVIEW THEIR OWN JUDGEMENT SIMPLY BECAUSE THE NPP HAD LOST THE GENERAL ELECTIONS IN GHANA. Somebody in the camp of NPP or any independent Ghanaian must prove me wrong here-The National Liberation Movement(NLM) with “Mate meho” as its local name did not accept the 1951,1954 and 1956 general elections conducted by our British Colonial Masters in which Dr Nkurumah’s grassroot great CPP beat Dr Busia hands down just as President Mahama beat Nana Akuffo Addo hands down in after only 40days hectic campaign and he (Nana Addo) was so confused, shaken and dizzy that he rushed to the Supereme Court and lost there too.Apart from the 1969 general elections which Dr Busia contested against his shadow and won in a “landslide” because of the CPP was banned for 10 years. In 1992 the NPP never accepted the election results. In 1996 the NPP said it was a Bought Verdict.IN THE YEAR 2000, they said it was A FREE AND FAIR election as well as the 2004 elections which was declared by Jake Obetsebi Lamptey at the Castle(the then seat of government) instead of the Electoral Commissioner. In the 2008 and 2012 elections they (NPP) refused to accept the elections results, so what sort of politicians are they? They are Headcutting violent democrats and nothing else.

In his “Victory Speech”which turned out to be his Acceptance Speech, Nana Akuffo Addo stated that he was DISAPPIONTED WITH THE RULING OF THE SUPREME COURT but WILL ACCEPT IT.The failed Presidential Candidate is not sincere and must not be trusted at all. How can you be disappointed with a Court Verdict and yet accept it? Why is the NPP flagbearer still claiming arrogantly that he is disappointed with the Ruling of the Supreme Court but THREW OUT THE TOWEL this time round? The answer is that he has nowhere to go apart from the BUSH to meet his BLUE ELEPHANT because the National and International Political Climate would NEVER allow him to ORGANISE his violent supporters of the NPP to hit the streets in Accra and other Regional capitals to cause any harm and make the country an ungovernable lest he be INDICTED by the International Criminal Court(ICC) at the Hague, so he had to go with the Supreme Court Verdict against his will period. The NPP members must know that even the 4 Justices who agreed to the nullification of votes where the Presiding Officers did not Sign the Pink Sheets, over voting and voting without Biometric Verifications STATED IN THEIR VARIOUS RULINGS THAT THERE SHOULD BE A RE –RUN OF ELECTIONS IN THOSE AREAS.BUT THEY DID NOT SAY THAT THOSE VOTES SHOULD BE THROWN AWAY FOR NANA AKUFFO ADDO TO BE DECLEARED PRESIDENT OF GHANA.

So what are the embittered and disappointed petitioners of the NPP and their frustrated leadership talking about? Nana Akuffo Addo and the NPP must apologise to President John Mahama for calling him a THIEF for 8 good months both in Ghana and broad. He must apologise to the NDC leadership and all NDC members including this writer. The GBC incurred GH¢3.5million for the Live Coverage of the 2012 Election Petition-they (NPP) must pay for the cost. This is the victory which NOBODY CAN TAKE AWAY FROM THE NDC because the Party has not been given the chance to govern ever since it won the 2012 Elections 8 months ago simply because the President of the Republic is a Northerner from a MINORITY TRIBE IN Ghana who used only 40 days to beat Nana Akuffo Addo who also campaigned for 3 good years and lost to John Mahama-and decided to PASS THROUGH THE BACK DOOR by using the Supreme Court to remove the President from office but failed woefully. Nana Akuffo Addo led NPP members astray and finally got them to SLEEP EARLY ON THURSDAY 29th AUGUST 2013 NATIONWIDE. It is unfair and a display of inttelectual dishonesty for any person or group of people to describe Nana Akuffo Addo as a STATESMAN instead of an ANARCHIST and a Vicious Politician who always speak before he thinks.

Didn’t we hear how some NPP/MPS rose from their seats in Parliament to pour insults on an NDC/MP who mentioned the infamous”All die be die”catch phrase in Parliament recently? They (the NPP) have now realised that it was a very bad catch phrase invented by Nana Akuffo Addo their flagberear during the Atiwa Bye –election. We live to see the reaction of NPP members as events unfold in this country.Is anybody listening? I am done but I will be back when the need arise. “Jaanbie Iwaii” Aluta Continua CLEMENT SANGAPAREE

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Columnist: Sangaparee, Clement