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Kufuor should carry his own cross -Part Two

Ex-President Kufuor should carry his own cross and leave the EC alone. Part Two.



Blame it not on the EC but yourself President Kufuor;

You lost the NPP power, which Hon. Akuffo-Addo has since fought hard to regain

but failed. Inciting violence would not return NPP to power.

PART TWO

Recovering from the

sorrowful days for Newtown, New England, Connecticut just a few kilometers from

where we call home as refugees, after a twenty-year old boy took the law into

his hands, shot and killed twenty children mostly kindergarteners, and six

adults including some of their teachers, the head teacher and his own mother,

reminds us of extreme realities of civil lawlessness, violence and their consequences.

This massacre could have been at a school where our children would have been

equally innocent but listed as diseased. This young man “acting above the law,” even

for other reasons has hurt many in a

manner, which some people often refer to as the “Kenyan-style” or the

“Watara-type” politics, now virtually considered archetypal for Ghana in some

political sectors.

There is no

justification for the use of violence to achieve any objective whatsoever. The

sanctified African political violence cited above, often pronounced by some

Ghanaian politicians have only manifested pain to their respective peoples.

Just for their simple electoral disputes as in Ghana now, the Kenyan and

Ivorian people paid dearly with similar pains to what the families of these

crazy shooting victims in Newtown, New England, Connecticut now have to deal

with throughout their lives. As the world mourned with the United States our

refuge host country in our capacity as “diplomats

in exile” from Ghana, where not war but politics, diplomatic and or

administrative brutalities, were allowed by H. E. ex-President Kufuor to hurt

many. Unfortunately, the former President now preempts similar politically

motivated violence upon his people and nation.

As authorities in Newtown put together more pieces of the

violent puzzle to explain what happened inside Sandy Hook Elementary School

that Saturday, where just this single gunman opened fire killing all the

victims with multiple gunshot wounds, it must don on us as average citizens

with human sensibilities to condemn violence in Ghana and everywhere. Adam

Lanza’s shootings undoubtedly was crazy but still the consequences of only one

and an evil single mind that has shattered the quiet of this southern New

England town and left a nation reeling over the number of lives, particularly

the children lost and the assailant’s mother. Further observing President

Barack Obama’s tearful speech on the massacre, everyone recognized his concerns

were not far from any ex-President of the USA. We do not wish to compare

nations but would not shy to compare human behaviors. That is why the

individual deeds and misdeeds of people like Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and

President Iddi Amin as they led their countries, for instance, could debatably

be termed legitimate but inhuman. Whosoever preempts violence in Ghana is wrong

and inhuman.

Looking forward for a day when we can return home in

safety, this event reignited our concerns on political violence in Ghana. As

the deep pain begins to settle into our hearts, we find comfort reflecting on

the fact that as residents of this very quiet and non-violent state, a few

minutes’ drive away from our kid’s school, we will continue to see families and

this great nation mourn such senseless killings if their citizens disregard the

law like Ambassador Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Baewuah did verbatim on the recordings

now available on Youtube (2012CONFIDENCE). He said, “…I will put aside the

system…” and laws to hurt others and their children and was allowed to do

exactly that by the Kufuor administration. What if it was any of our children

listed as victims. How would ex-President Kufuor have reacted to the killing of

Ghanaian children in exile for his silence and negligence? No one will care to

ask what he would have done as an ex-President, while the Gambian massacres are

still fresh in our minds.

The Connecticut State detectives will certainly analyze

everything and are capable of putting a complete picture together of the

evidence that they do obtain, and hopefully they are able to paint a complete

picture as to how and why this entire unfortunate incidence occurred as

expected of them. However, no amount of condolences, searching for answers in

their deaths, by the major crime investigators combing every crack and crevice

of the school would uncover another living child already pronounced dead. No

words can truly express how heartbroken we are in Connecticut, depressed of

disbelief and trying to find whatever answers, even as we can say with surety

that we still have our children. Any Ghanaian lost in political violence would

be worse for us and many of our compatriots. This is the kind of enormous

tragedy that comes with political violence when homes are burnt; cars turned

over and people slayed. In peace today, no single life in Kenya or La Cote

D’Ivoire has so far been resurrected from whatever condolences and

investigations.

With the same precision, irresponsible politics kills but

slowly and more grotesquely. Truly violence is violence, but the gunshots kill

the victims at a snap while for certain other types of violence particularly

for political violence as preempted in Ghana, many victims die slowly as they

perish for years in an excruciating manner while it seems nothing to many

officials who should be concerned. Such neglects often emanates from the

perception that some are safe for life. However, real physical violence, the

Kenyan, Ivorian or Kigali type, equally massacres innocent women and children.

Renee Burn, a teacher at a nearby school, was quoted to have said “Stuff like this

does not happen in Newtown,”

referring to the massacres in Newtown, New England. This is the lesson for

those who see or watch violence in our sub-region claiming “stuff like that would

not happen to us or

our country, Ghana.” Félix Houphouët-Boignyand Jomo Kenyatta never imagined those

killings in their respective countries. Our first President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah

would turn in his resting place at the Mausoleum in Accra should Ghanaians take

arms against each other, particularly for any desputed electoral results. Such

individuals who rightly hope such stuff would not happen in their neighborhoods

or our country must be strong in their prayers, but nevertheless should be

advised to guide against all possibilities; and to condemn violence wherever

and upon whom so ever.

Since His Excellency ex-President J. A. Kufuor

may now recognize the rule of law in his retirement home office as our former

President, let us have a frank talk between us, as in; “we the people,” (most

Ghanaians who perhaps are considered the poor, deprived and weak citizens) with

“the supposedly powerful elites and the influential” (Ghanaians likely stable,

rich, but certainly arrogant minority; citizens proudly self-professed to be

above the law). There must be a significant number of Ghanaians who would

prefer not to belong to any of these groupings, which may include our lawyer

and ex-President Kufuor. However, as most Ghanaian politicians would say “you

cannot be on the fence.” For them that have accepted being in any of these

groups, one is either in the “moo-bro-waa” first beggars ’group sometimes

called “Yaa-raa-sula-laa” (as some say it “Kaaka-sula-laa”) or the powerful “do

you know me” (Baaka-sani-ba or Wunim-mei-Nnti) personalities. Some are used to

“we cannot complain” in both the first and second groups. Fortunately, as the

acronyms indicate these groupings are not yet identified by ethnicity, religion

or regions of Ghana and not as well according to one’s successes, wealth or

status in society, but a representation of those who either “regard” or act

“regardless” of the law. There are always fake flag-bearers in every grouping.

The way and manner His Excellency ex-President

Kufuor allowed the creation or existence of socio-political “untouchables” like

(Dr.) Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, who directly miffed many including Hon. Nana Addo

Dankwa Akufo-Addo and arguably might have indirectly contributed in costing NPP

the Presidency, is not necessarily our business as individuals but that of the

NPP as a whole to reevaluate. Even most registered NPP members may not

understand why some people claimed so much power by virtue of their chumminess

to the seat of power, which they reckless use to incapacitate the very weak who

very much depended on ex-President Kufuor’s good governance to subsist or exist;

all for personal aggrandizements and braggadocios. To turn and blame the EC

rather than their very selves as powerful citizens based on their excesses, is

uncalled for after such an acclaimed election period characterized as free and

fair worldwide. The question now is; do we then really need to spend more money

making a legitimate government ungovernable? Here, unfortunately most peace

loving Ghanaians of all parties, faiths and interests say no. The perfection of

the EC and all our Ministries, Departments and Agencies, as all the other

Commissions, is our business today and in the imminence as Ghanaians.

As we talk, write, comment or even criticize

each other, let our memories be on those Ghanaians who have already lost their

lives in a way or the other through socio-economic and political rivalries or

for their variations in opinion or their political preferences. In our

continuous mourning, we say “May their Souls Rest in Peace.” It is our hope

that the souls of Mr. Rokko Frimpong (erstwhile deputy manager of a branch of

Ghana Commercial Bank), Alhaji Issah Mobila, the then Northern Regional Chairman of the

Convention Peoples Party (CPP),

Mr. Awuah Boateng (corporate assistant), Samuel Ennin (a journalist), and the

Yaa Naa Yakubu Andani II of Dagbon who was murdered together with most of his

elders on March 27, 2002. Our late brother and father, until his untimely death

was killed then as the potentate of the Dagbon Kingdom (Dagomba) since 1974.

May the late Dagbon Paramount Chief, The Yaa Naa

Yakubu Andani II, his elders and all those who perished in cold blood in our

country, for whatever reasons in any form of violence rest in peace but

hopefully their deaths should be our common guides into the future irrespective

of our political parties. May these diseased Ghanaian victims, who died in cold

blood for reasons including variations in their political opinions or

preferences, and through assassinations or in the hands of contract killers,

touch the hearts of Ghanaians particularly those in power or seeking political

power to serve mother Ghana. It is such losses that worry us as a people and

not mere electoral losses. Elections were held and would be held over and over

again in Ghana. There is always a way a candidate can prove his or her case and

each has another chance but no one can be given another life or living chance

in death.

Some of our sayings will gradually be backed

with facts at the appropriate moments to give readers a stronger meaning. We

need to hold our adversaries in doubt and they know the truth is coming slowly

but exceedingly strong. We hope no gate of hell is opened because living in

hell here on earth does not speak well of the real “Hell” as our respective

religious leaders tell us. As a people, Ghanaians do further really hope those

who prefer living “above the law” have the strong hearts as they claimed

severally. However, one wonders why such a “strong heart” will destroy women

and children or the weak? A strong heart rather fights for the weak, women and

children and that is why we have the Armed Forces, The Police, The Fire

Service, The Prisons and the various security and intelligence organizations

established by law to protect or fight for the innocent, weak, women and

children. Further, to these gallant men and women we add our whistleblowers and

whistleblowing organizations such as those at the Attorney General’s office,

Audit Service and the Accountant General’s office among others. Yet, it is

these very patriots; the policemen, firemen, prison officers, soldiers and

their officers together with all the whistleblowers that are targeted,

humiliated and demonized most often in Ghanaian politics. Why must a Ghanaian

perish just for serving his/her country? And should it matter if one was a

commando, Special Presidential or a body guard whatsoever?

If Ghana has something to learn from the

developed countries of the world, it is no more the understanding of democracy,

the rule of law or elections. We are equally equipped in those areas and we

clearly understand labor rights and laws. Ghanaians should therefore not raise

swords to be paid salaries or allowed to work. These facts do cater for us all

as employers and employees. By God’s grace sooner rather than later, our media

shall be fully independent of political influences due to the power of the

purse. What Ghana can now emulate from these successful nations is how to

accommodate, adequately remunerate and contain the ethics and functions of

these entities; all our people must learn to appreciate the efforts of our

security and intelligence or whistleblowing establishments, and these men and

women therein in service or out of service. In our contemporary Ghana, it is

not absolutely right to consider the police private with a baton on the street,

the military corporal chest out elegantly marching on the Square, or the prison

officer on escort duties as semi-illiterates or relatively stupid or academic

failures. We have them equally as distinguished grandaunts of universities

worldwide who deserve to be respected not for those their academic achievements

or service laureates but the very services they render to our state and its

citizenry. To generally ridicule such services men and women as “security” as

though “night and day watchmen” of the days before independent Gold Coast is rather

an expression of the new illiteracy of possibly highly certificated but

unpatriotic Ghanaians. No matter the excesses or political differences,

Americans may have with their service men and women or with their veterans;

they are resolute to salute them first for their services to their country

(USA). We saw how then, Senator Barack Hussein Obama had respected his

Presidential opponent John MacCain and how fellow Republicans stood by General

Colin Powell even as he recently endorsed the candidature of President Barak

Obama against his party’s candidate Mitt Romney. These are the extremes of

anyone’s political desire; the Presidency of the USA, yet it did not disrespect

or antagonized the reputation of their people in uniform. This has become

necessary, as politicians openly attack such service men at home in Ghana for

no reasons. Why should someone lose his several years career because he/she

served a government or the other? we can be generous enough to let people work

in other capacities or give them options. otherwise terminate their appointment

in the applicable legal way "service no more required" and avoid all

the complications of the need to conspire, hate and destroy people like some of

us suffered under President Kufour or other Heads of States. fortunately the

law that allows the government to hire permits it to fire. So do it with

dignity and respect.

Many readers may ask why all these references?

They are in perspective. Simply put, consider the call for violence has been

made by a former President who disbanded a complete Special Forces Unit for

personal embellishments or aggrandizements. A former Head of State, who now

threatens yet another similar Special Forces because he wants things to be

confused and perhaps deadly for Ghana, just to enable his party use it as a

stepping stone for political power. One ma further ask how? When the security

and intelligence institutions of a nation are well developed and whistleblowing

considered prestigious and not antagonistic as it is now in Ghana, it becomes

hard for the supposedly “untouchables” in politics and society to triumph. As a

beneficiary and still interested a chaotic political system, ex-President

Kufuor's deliberately stances maybe attempts to weaken those institutions; make

them less resourceful and smaller in number, and perhaps ineffective such as to

enable people under any panic yield to a desired political results. The desire

for chaos preempted by the ex-President is clearly expressed in Ghana, as all

Ghanaians pray for a peaceful transition of power. Yet, as an individual,

former President Kufuor appallingly is silent even on the debate as to whether

he actually advised Nana Akufo-Addo to concede defeat and perhaps to retire

from politics. A good move, which even all world leaders and Foreign Heads of

States, reiterated daily immediately after the election results were announced.

The USA Government just advised the NPP candidate to concede and other leaders

are saying just that in their support for our democracy. Yet still, the man who

matters most for the NPP, the only ever candidate to win elections shies away

from this opportunity to be amongst great leaders. If by any decision of the

NPP and or its flag bearer, therefore, anyone perishes in Ghana, we will blame

it squarely on the former President, Mr. Kufuor. Why must he be so proud of

such a decision to preempt violence? No good soldier wants war. It is the very

beneficiaries of our calm in Ghana who often spit fire. When we are done

talking, the “slaughters houses” could be re-commissioned to increase the

number of political / contract killing victims. Undoubtedly, no death will

change the 2012 Presidential election results simply because people needed to

be killed. Not even those allegedly interests in “albinos” have changed

elections.

Elections would always come with genuine

complains even if in the form of the alleged “stolen verdict,” destroyed,

doubtful or invalid ballot papers (votes), but that should not lead us into

violence in modern Ghana? It is certain, there are people who worked against

the NPP and did vote against Hon. Akufo-Addo, for instance due to his silence

while the former Tokyo Ambassador, (Dr.) Adjei-Barwuah destroyed them in Tokyo

or thereafter. I am afraid even Hon. Akufo-Addo knows people who did not vote

for him because of the way former President Kufuor administered his two

Presidencies (2001-2008). Creating individuals above the law and turning on a

reputable African vanguard Electoral Commission to blame is unacceptable.

Nevertheless, truly no one is above the law, not

the President or any ex-President, and one day, Ghana would call some people to

answer, even if by their names as we may have perhaps passed over to Allah

peacefully. this is why we can still declare the deeds and misdeeds of the kind

of Hiltler, Stalin and Amin inhuman. Again in the words of Martin Luther King

(Jnr.) “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” It is sad for

instance that our African Ambassadors in Libya are being burgled daily without

any help from the host government. It is appropriate to express my sympathies

to H. E. Ambassador Kodjo Hodari-Okae in Tripoli. I personally know him to be a

great Ghanaian leader and reputable civil servant while we were at the

Ministries. It is true other diplomatic residences were attacked but if Ghana

was vigilant when the “consular office” was burgled in 2000, that precedence

would have been a caution to the current burglars that Ghana would follow them

everywhere. I don’t think any of the burgled residencies can claim to be more

valued than the US Ambassador’s residence in Tripoli but any burglar will think

twice of the consequences of attacking it and this comes with perseverance. We,

not only as Ghanaians, but the African diplomat corps, could and should have

unanimously responded collectively by notifying our host of the possibilities

of moving out and when necessary moving our diplomatic Missions into any

neighboring stable more country requesting the Libyans in need of our services

to travel to the safe nation. Then their government will respect our voices. If

Libya wants to be democratic, its leaders should understand the need for the

rule of law. Further, then Ambassador Hodari-Okae can lead a genuine crusade at

other Missions to ascertain limited injustice anywhere is a limited threat to

justice at least somewhere.

The unfair treatment or torture of Ghanaian

diplomats in Tokyo remains a threat to justice everywhere particularly in

Ghana. That unfortunately is my main reason as I earlier indicated, why Nana

might have lost this election, even if with only 300,000 votes. Should it be

that Ghanaians “unjustifiably” appended their thumbs and by so doing they voted

someone else other than Nana Akufo-Addo, perhaps those mistakes should have

gone my brother Hon. Hassan Ayariga. Hopefully, however, he or any other

Presidential Candidate will not go to court for such electoral disputes but

could seek support for the families of the Ghanaians who perished unduly in

Gambia, Libya and Japan. Then the beneficiaries would be seen in their numbers

celebrating justice no matter how long it was delayed as justified.

Maybe our courts will

set a precedence of reviewing and reversing the 2012 Presidential election

results as declared by the Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan. That

would be a dream comes true for the NPP but certainly not for Hon. Nana

Akufo-Addo due to internal NPP dissidents. My mind seems to be on the “I have a

dream…”personality because like Nana Akufo-Addo, my dreams and those of many

Ghanaians were shattered by individual follies, and it is taking years for our

country and the various governments to understand. For instance, Nana Akufo-Addo

knows and understands the circumstances that led to the reopening of a Research

Station in Tokyo, the person (Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah) I serviced as a

consular officer, and that no "Ghanaian diplomat..." was“…missing in

Japan” as officially orchestrated while he was Foreign Minister and published

by the Daily Guide. A consular officer does not just disappear or even go on

AWOL as concocted. Further, as a “no one” or is it the “nobody,” as my former

Chief Director (R/D) Mr. J. K. Mensah preferred to put it. May I give a general

advice to our political leaderships in Ghana? As I finally put the good

memories of Dr. King to rest, with a phrase that very much pertains to Hon.

Nana Akufo-Addo, now that we experience his disagreements on the Presidential election

results moving into the courtrooms.

According to Dr. Martin

Luther King (Jnr.), “…In the end, we will remember not the words of our

enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Watch out again the silence of

your friends Nana Akufo-Addo, because that will be the best and most prominent

of your memories in politics after them (your friends) have seemingly processed

an agenda now set off for your total annihilation in politics. Is this violent

itinerary for or against you? When Ghanaians die protesting for or against you,

will it benefit you as Nana Akufo-Addo the NPP Presidential candidate? We are

yet to know Hon. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. H. E ex-President Kufuor

certainly should know that, Hon. Akuffo-Addo, like many of us victims, does not

really remember most of the misdeeds of the kind of Ambassador Barfuor

Adjei-Barwuah, but remains hysterical of ex-President Kufuor’s previous

silences as the former President and a leader of the NPP, when it was most

necessary to fully stand by Nana Akufo-Addo as a Cabinet Minister in his

government. Hon. Akuffo-Addo remembers those disappointments better than the

smear campaign against the esteemed Electoral Commission of Ghana and its

illustrious Commissioner. Ex-President Kufuor should know and note well that Ghanaians

are not going to be misused and there will be no violence in Ghana. Violence is

unnecessary no matter the reasons.

If there is someone to

blame, for this and every other NPP political defeat since 2008, it should be

no one either than former President Kufuor; as the only and last NPP President

to lead the Party into an electoral defeat. He has since not been able to help

gain power back to the party. In the event of any incidents Mr. Kufuor should

therefore consider himself responsible as a politician, who preempted violence

in Ghana, even before the defeated candidate could concede defeat or say

anything otherwise. His criticisms in September 2012 against the EC during the

highly charged campaigns and before the polarized elections, were not by chance,

but deliberate to push the country into political fright and panic. By those

critiques and his recent declarations, the former President consciously incited

violence after the elections.

President Kufuor,

however has no justification or moral basis, considering the number of people

in pain for his personal and administrative inadequacies to blame the Electoral

Commission for the NPP lost. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo did not lose an

election; it was ex-President Kufuor who did lost power in an election as an

incumbent NPP President for his party. If Ghanaians had enough trust in the

former President, his policies and adherence to the rule of law, Hon.

Akufo-Addo would have been about commencing his retirement as a former

President after his second term and not contending speculation of his

retirement as a politician. Likewise, the internal bickering in the NDC led to

its loss of power in the 2000 elections from the hands of ex-President

Rawlings. The difference here is that, the NDC regained power with the help of

ex-President J. J. Rawlings. So it is also right to say even in death, late

President John Evans Atta Mills won this election by his deeds and it is onto

President John Dramani Mahama to lose it or retain power for the next NDC

candidate other than himself.

Consequently if any such

a seating President prefers to concretize his retirement to the retention of

power for his party, that is his choice and a long ran. We know for sure

ex-President Kufuor created a comfortable retirement for himself by virtue of

the Chinery Hesse Committee, which was accordingly generous to all retired

Presidents for that matter. Nevertheless it was in accordance with Article 12

of the 1992 Constitution. It was legal; the constitution directly allows any

outgoing President to determine his own retirement package. Therefore, the

Chinery Hesse Committee Report regarding the end of service largesse for former

Presidents in a summary included the following; that the former Presidents

should be provided with 6 fuelled and chauffeur-driven vehicles to be replaced

every four years; offices and residences in and out of Accra the nation’s

capital, three professional and personal assistants, non-taxable ex-gratia

awards plus pension benefits, entertainment at the expense of the state and

$1million for a foundation of their choice. These might mean something to many

Ghanaians but still limited in my opinion for our retiring Presidents just

because of the desire to see them respected worldwide amongst their

counterparts from developed and rich nations. We have no problem with that

President Kufuor. It was lawful to establish your retirement benefits and you

did that charitably.

It was however

unconstitutional and troubling for you as the President to have allowed an

Ambassador to establish his salary and pay himself even while in retirement,

for months, until Ghanaians in Japan publicly revolted. Yet this very

Ambassador, who purchased unapproved three cars for his own use primarily,

reclaimed taxi refunds as little as $1.99 (US) and his wife wanted refunds for

living in a hotel in Accra while on a personal trip home, but refused me

(Alhaji Issaka Issifu) my salaries, refunds, and my allowances still frozen by

your government officials. That was acting above the law and trouncing unto the

poor, weak and innocent below the belt. In fact, even the budgeted investment

items by my Department (R/D), including beds for my children and an official

car were denied me for years after my arrival at post without reason or

consequences. I am not talking about the multiple TV sets and electrical

appliances he was provided that he denied me and my family, but a bed and the

security installations for our safety and no one can talk because of his

backbone ex-President Kuffuor. Those for God sake, were approved before I left

Accra after monies were remitted for at least six months before my departure

and where necessary every local approval was given by the Japanese Foreign

Ministry. Then, as I suffered working, I was neither alleged a “missing

Ghanaian diplomat” nor tagged with any falsehood but an innocent arriving

officer; a declared Ghanaian “guinea pig” to represent you as then President J.

A. Kufuor. Mr. ex-President that was unlawful, reckless and criminal behavior,

but certainly living in hatred and above the law to torture innocent citizens

and their children is eerie. We needed protection from you as Head of State Mr.

Kufuor, that was what we elected you to do for the common Ghanaian and you

failed in many respect woefully. Isn’t that votes lost? Check yourselves as

politicians and the people will always be with you otherwise the NPP shall

continue to seek court interventions in every election unsuccessfully. The

Ghanaian electorates are developing and it is time to accept that fact. What

role has the EC in this?

It was your envoy who

lived “above our laws” not the Electoral Commission of Ghana; the envy of the

West African sub-region. No one should expect the unlawfulness under Dr.

Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, your envoy special, to remain buried? One day a journalist

or more will be strong enough to publish our “faced facts,” and the allegations

of discriminations, torture and denials made on equally “faced friends of

yours,” or there will be a nation ready to investigate why only ex-President

Kufuor dared to leave a Consular Officer; an officer humiliated and reported as

sick with an SOS request was left behind, as there were evidence he was

defrauded, unpaid salaries for months but left penniless behind in another

country. Yet, ex-President Kufuor has the nerves to talk about free education?

What is free education for, why and for whom? If by so doing there is no

justification on employment, work and no pay is equal for all grades and posts?

The Former President Kufuor here exhibited the qualities of a “coward giant”

instead of a “gentle giant.” No Ghanaian President must allow any citizen to

hold him and our country captive as Dr. Adjei-Barwuah and others held

ex-President Kufuor. There are State Institutions capable of protecting the

Presidency of Ghana and one just need to use then appropriately. Therefore, it

should be clear that those electoral claims may be swept under the carpet of

the law, and so to be done justifiably legal and constitutional. The former

President J. A. Kufuor should please let our state institutions mature and he

will be the retired politicians we all desire to see in our former Heads of

States.

Ex-President Kufuor by

his silences denied us our salaries, happiness and a voice but today we have

the voice back. One day Nana Akufo-Addo will have a clear none politicized

voice too to tell his story. Nonetheless, as ex-President Kufuor’s children are

justifiably in heaven on earth, he should remember his political friend and one

time envoy to Tokyo, Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah has kept other Ghanaians and

their children in exile deliberately with their parents as he intended and was

recorded, and we are on a time bomb, never to be silenced ever again. It

matters not to us how many "out of wedlock children" people were

fronting to take care and for whom so ever, because even those Ghanaian

children deserve being taken cared of as Ghanaians just as our children. In

several ways therefore, as a former President and the last NPP elected

President, who lost the political power, ex-President Kufuor must carry his

cross rather than apportioning blame to the very Electoral Commission and

Commissioner (Dr.) Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, who declared him President twice. The

Commission is neither changed nor fearful of whatever threats of violence

because Ghanaians stand with the Commissioner. It is we the “moo-bro-waas”

or the “Yaa-raa-sula-laas” who still fear death that will make our

Ghanaian children orphans for life. Please Sir, ex-President Kufuor better wish

no violence in Ghana. Mr. ex-President, violence is never good for anyone

principally the poor who made you socio-economically unwavering, and

excessively rich and influential in Ghana and abroad, this we are ready to tell

the world. Violence even hurts the rich too, and could touch anyone while our

nation gets ridiculed. Yes! Violence scare hurts Ghana, a topic to look forward

onto. ASAP.

Listen, Mother Ghana

Listen!!! Violence cannot be justified!

Peace and Blessing of

Allah be unto you Ghanaians!

God Bless Our Homeland

Ghana!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

"Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!"

ALHAJI

ISSAKA ISSIFU

“Diplomat In Exile”

Columnist: Issifu, Alhaji Issaka

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