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NDC's Phanton Sympathy For The Zongo And Northerners

Wed, 31 Jul 2013 Source: Yahaya, Tanko Ali

.A Reality Or An Illusion?

If the late dictator, Dr Nkrumah had not passed the avoidance of

discrimination act, I may have been an active member of the Muslim

Association Party(MAP) Today.

I do not agree with Nkrumah on ideological and

principle grounds, But I wholeheartedly agree with Nkrumah for the

passage of the avoidance of discrimination act. What ever it is, it

has safeguard the unity of our nation in one way or the other.

Of all the articles I have written on ghanaweb, my

critics have failed to deflate the substance of my points and so

therefore, have engaged in personality attack and the usual cliche of

inferiority complex and ethnocentric remarks.

The demagogues in the NDC, in a dogmatic and a

mediocre fashion, claim that the NPP is an Akan party and so it is

anti-Zongo .Because those demagogues in the NDC are suffering from

selective amnesia, they pretend to forget that,it was the founder

of their NDC Party, ex-president Rawlings who commited an illegality

on the nation by overthrowing a democratically elected president in

the person of Dr Hilla Liman.

As the first chief executive of Ghana from the

Northern and Upper regions, the late Dr Liman's passport was siezed by

the P/NDC tyrannical regime. And he was marooned by Rawlings and his

midnight advisers to die an impecunious man.

Despite this blatant humiliation that one of our

own, the late Dr Liman, went through under the P/NDC government, the

hero worshippers, both from the Zongo and the three Northern regions,

regard Rawlings and the NDC, as their political deity.

Those who are alleging that there's someone behind

using me to fight the NDC, I pity them for their lack of self belief.

The fact that they don't have a mind of their own does not mean that

,I am not my own man like they are. My free advice to them is that

,knowledge is not the preserve of only one peculiar tribe, persons, or

group of people. Knowledge is in the book, and anyone who pursue it

with passion and truth will excell in every human endeavour.. Wether

you are from a squalor or East Legon, you can avail yourself of

knowledge like I am doing, and the sky will be the stepping stone.

I am a Sabon Zongo boy from Kumasi. I know the

inside out of the Zongo community in Kumasi, from Yalwa Zongo, Ayigya

Zongo, Moshie Zongo, Aboabo, Sawaba etc. I am

ready to debate about the Zongo on intellectual lines, either

politically, socially, and traditionally.

The die is cast and those populists, demagogues,

spinners, bigots and the dogmatists who have been polluting the Zongo

community with fallacies and intellectual dishonesty should expect

nothing from me but merciless, factual, intellectual, and constructive

scrutiny from me from now onwards. Before the infamous Swedru

declaration, there were Northerners who have toiled for the P/NDC.

There were the likes of Hudu Yahaya, Mahama Iddrisu, Ibrahim Adam etc.

but the former president Rawlings, undemocratically handpicked an Akan

in the person of the late president Mills to lead the NDC. Rawlings,

the political hero of most Zongorians and Northerners did not even see

the need to choose a Northerner to compensate us for the day light

robbery he perpetuated on the late Dr.Liman. And to add salt to an

injury, he chose an Akan who was not even a party man to reap where

he had not sown at the expense the Northerners who have laboured for

the NDC.

What baffles me the most is that those same NDC

propagandists turn back to label the NPP as an Akan party, and most of

us do not detect these double standards and sheer hypocrisy. If the

likes Dr. Omane Boamah, Kwadwo Twum Boafo, James Agyenim Boateng,

Kobby Acheampong, Felix Ofosu Kwakye, Dr.Tony Aidoo, Betty Mould

Iddrisu, Afrifa Yamoa Ponkoh etc. all Akans are having a field day

looting the nation on the ticket of the NDC, Then what moral right do

the NDC propagandists have to tag the NPP as an Akan Party? those

looting brigade do not give the Zongorians and Northerners the chance

to have a little bite at the cherry, but they claim to be for

Zongorians and Northerners ignorance is darker than the darkness of

the night indeed.

Tanko Ali Yahaya,

Independent Minded Zongorians.

skiliwonda@gmail.com

Columnist: Yahaya, Tanko Ali