Vickyleaks "The Fiend Angelica"
I have been following closely the media debate on the supposed infamous
I only haggle to catch the drift on the cynical approach towards this
flippant issue driving the media debate.
Why the unnecessary consumption of energy and precious time debating
relentlessly issues bore out of mere gossips and blatant gimmickry of
fraternised woman sitting in the company of her pals doing what most women
For a couple of weeks now, the various platforms of active discussions have
become infected with a "viral voice" purported to be that the former deputy
minister of communications Miss Victoria Hammer.
Assuming without admitting that the voice on the tape is hers, what is so
incriminating about the content of the tape if we intend doing objective
analysis and legal scrutiny.
The public had failed to employ due diligence in discussing issues relating
to this tape, taking on the personality of the honourable minister instead
of intellectual analysis.
The chastisement and the incessant bastardization of the embattled former
communications minister had only resulted in yielding irreparable damage on
her integrity and politicians at large.
How many of us especially the politicians can stand against their private
conversation being made public? I hope non! then why this holier than thous
As a serious country struggling out of this global economic mess, the least
one would expect is devotion of much time, attention and resources to such
unimportant women's gossips.
But for political expediency you could notice the rekindled strength and
the cunning strategy powered by hypocritical instincts to savage integrity
and reputation just because someone is a victim today with a complete
regards for the fact that anyone could be a victim as long as we continue
to live in this technogically advanced world where ultramodern
telecommunication gadgets capable of tracking and recording secret and
private conversation from distance afar are available.
Logic dictates that such detasteful and unwelcome situation will be dealt
with certain level of circumspection and ingenuity but Ghana politics does
not thrive on these theories.
The media and some political elements hanged around this as an opportunity
to take their pound of flesh.
The vulgarity, the twist and the misinterpretation of the whole tape
confirms aversion enabled towards the personality of Vicky.
or maybe it's one of the numerous games of charade choking our politics?
The assertion " l have not earned $1m and and l'm fighting" have been given
whole lots of vile interpretations to the extent of suggesting the freezing
of her personal financial acounts.
But in the realms of objective analysis, this is a hypothetical statement
without doubts which cannot be taken on a face value. There is no point
justifying the surreptitious impression created within public discourse
that she got into politics to make $1m, what is this public fuss all about?
In another instance, an illusional statement was made suggesting an unknown
role Nana Oye Lithur might have played in NDC's victory of the just ended
landmark election petition.
The minister had denied categorically her involvement in such wry deal
describing it as a palpable falsehood but her plausible deniability
wouldn't change the rhythm of the discussion.
After pulling her sleeves off the tangles of these supretion, the
opposition wouldn't budge, the NPP led by the general secretary issued a
press statement about their intention of petitioning the Chief Justice over
the possible inducement of the Supreme Court verdict.
Recent reports indicates they have indeed petitioned the chief justice to
investigate the verdict.
Isn't it obvious that the NPP is on a tentative mission fishing for
credence to value mere women gossips?
or is it one of their normal political furtive agendas of hitting hard on
the opponents irrespective of how febrile, incongruous and fragmentary the
Interestingly intelligence gathered confirms that the CJ has set up a nine
member committee to investigate the alleged inducement of the judges
empanelled for adjudicating the election petition.
I fault this exercise as a complete misplace of priority and mere academic
gimmicks being exercised concretely just to satisfy the "barking dogs" on
the political streets.
Since when did we start probing secret tapes bothering on the supposed
integrity of judges? Did the chief justice and her firm got hold of the
infamous Awuku's tape which unflinched dishonour on the integrity of the
judges? Maybe no.
Also l think the immediate dismissal of Vicky by the President fueled the
debate that much, In the interest of fairness,l thought she should have
been heard first but In as much as I disagree with her immediate dismissal
, l don't query the decision by the President since the power to make and
unmake appointments at any point in time rest on the his shoulders.
The question of whether she has been ostracised by her own party
apparatchiks does not see the light of logic.
I recommend there should be some consistency in our journalism to save its
sinking image, I hate doing retrospective analysis but if my memory serves
me right, when a tape purported to be Sammy Awuku's voice hits the streets,
most of the media houses currently given value to this vickyleak completely
shutdown on those tapes.
Is it about selectivity and preferences?
I'm not in support of those witty-less and detasteful gossips on the tape
but must we delve deep that much against the backdrop of serious economic
challenges facing us. Absolutely no! our quest to revitalise the economy
must have a direct correlation with our actions and commitment.
I'm sure l'm not the only person worried about the marauding incompetence
reeking the media but several other Ghanaians do share and express similar
sentiments in their everyday thoughts. The media is identified as the
fourth arm of government hence have a job to do to get the nation and its
leaders on their toes.
Events and situations get messier when media houses become infected with
greed and and take political sides to satisfy their insatiable financial
It is about time all Ghanaians started behaving like loyal and patriotic
Ghanaians. Dedication and commitment is required of us to rebuild the
dilapidated structure of this country irrespective of our political nuances
The circle of frustration and heckling that has been chasing us for decades
only comes with damaging effects which dwindle our developmental prospects
and also tickles down to institutional failure.We must positive our
The Pontius Pilates, those singing crucifixional chorus, those buying
nails and providing tombs for Vicky's political death and burial must
watch their back....and save some nails for themselves because the veil is
removed rendering the political corridors black. Someone is about to go
down, The Bible is my witness.
From; Ivan Kyei Innocent / 0206262717 email@example.com.