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NDCs Mysteries Behind Ivoirien Crisis

Tue, 8 Feb 2011 Source: Amankwah, Nana Kofi

My fellow countryman and woman, according to our nation’s constitution article 55

clause 15 states clearly that any foreign financial contribution to any political

party at any time is a criminal offence. It is prohibited for any presidential

candidate to solicit funds from a foreign country.

Before the 2008 general election in Ghana, John Evans Attah Fifi Mills violated

our nation’s constitution and took a huge political campaign donation from Mr.

Gbagbo in Cote d’Ivoire. I will therefore challenge Attah Mills should he deny my

assertions. Mills should use the same Holy Bible he used to take the oath of

office in hand and go to the public and deny this. He already has a huge price to

pay before God.

When Mills stated publicly and unequivocally that he would not support military

action to oust Mr. Gbagbo from office, this was his paid back with time for him to

return the favor to Gbagbo. Attah Mills is a hypocrite and a crook. Mill’s brother

Cadman Mills was the one who went to the Cote d’Ivoire and got all these millions of

dollars from the Ivoirien president Mr. Gbagbo. I’m surprised at the action of

Mills. There are many Ghanaians, who brought foreign contribution to Mills during

the 2008, general election and Mills has treated them as criminals and dogs. Because

Gbagbo money is huge, however, he has turned his attention on Gbagbo. Ghanaians will

soon know who this hypocrite Mills actually is because of similar cases of foreign

money that someone raised for him and yet he has the audacity to call and threaten

the person’s life. There is an ongoing criminal investigation on Mill’s calling and

threatening people on his phone. This

information will be made public very soon.

Part One on France

The secret mystery behind the reasons why France wanted to oust Gbagbo from office

is this Gbagbo do not want France to continue the hegemonic authority that they have

exercised over the years on the Ivorians including before and after independence. As

a result of that Gbagbo has not allowed them to have great access in

decision-making. However, over the last ten years it seems that France has lost such

hegemonic powers due to Gbagbo’s presence in office, which has severed many

connections with the France government in many fronts.

The French government believes it is time for them to have one who could protect

their vital interest in Cote d’Ivoire. France sent a warning to Henri Konan Bedie

a great politician who many believed is the son of the former Cote d’Ivoire

President Houphouet- Boigbny. Bedside is a multi billionaire in Cote d’Ivoire,

which France indicated to him that during the running off, Henri Konan Bedie must

use his political and ethnic based power and support Ouattara. If not they will

freeze his asserts including his foreign accounts in France and other western

nations. Mr. Bedie who also has strong supporters from the Houphouet- Boigbny

party, the party he now leads, did not have any choice against these colonial

hegemonic powers, but just to obey them, leave the Gbagbo alliance and join

Ouatarra, according to some news media in Cote d’Ivoire and some old politicians

from Cote d’Ivoire whom I have personally interviewed here in New York.

Many are still worries about France’s secret involvement in their politics in which

they see no reason why France should support Ouattara. The crisis in Cote d’Ivoire

goes beyond election results and the dispute between Gbagbo and Ouattra to the

definition of who is a citizen of Cote d’Ivoire that is eligible for presidential

election. Many Ivoirien have strongly advocated that any Ivoirien citizen seeking

presidential elections must have full- blooded Ivoirien parents. A majority of the

citizens in Cote d’Ivoire claim that the father of Alassane Ouattra is a

naturalized Ivoirien of Burkinabe descent. This has been why all the military who

are still loyal to Gbagbo including military forced from Bedie ethnic groups have

joined the ethnic groups of Gbagbo and are willing to fight and die. Now the

question is, what French President, Nicholas Sarkozy wants again from Cote

d’Ivoire? The story’s to be continued.

From: Nana Kofi Amankwah (New York)

Columnist: Amankwah, Nana Kofi