Opinions Tue, 6 Dec 2011

Your Smear Campaign Won’t Fly

Okyeame on The Beat

Your Smear Campaign Won’t Fly (Okyeame Tells NPP)

Folks; I bring you greetings from the Most High, and hope you are doing well and kicking; readily prepared, for us to start the day’s business.

I believe few of you have been following a cooked-up story posted on the Ghanaweb last Thursday about the paper’s Editor-In-Chief, Andy Kankam. That, however, tells you how desperate Nana Akufo-Addo and his opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) have become, and how politically low they could stoop. According to the said story, Andy has raped a certain Sefakor Ayiku, when nothing of that sort ever happened. Although the Editor-In-Chief is not perturbed and has decided not to credit the bogus article, he is of the candid opinion that the records must be set straight for the NPP to refrain from its childish smear campaign.

In the first place, if Andy has indeed committed the said offence as alleged, he should have been charged, absence of which has discredited the story and badly exposed those behind the smear agenda.

Of course, The Informer Newspaper has been critical of Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP, and will continue to do so. In fact, no amount of fabrication and smear campaign will deter or better stated, dampen the spirit of those working on this paper, particular, Andy Kankam.

In fact, this paper will continue to be critical of Akufo-Addo and his NPP, and will make sure that they are rejected by the good people of this country, come December 2012 since their past records speak volume against them. How safe will this country be when a junkie and a notorious womanizer like Akufo-Addo is elected as her President? One do not need a soothsayer to determine the consequences of making Akufo-Addo the leader of this wonderful nation, since he has proven to all that, he is not capable of managing the affairs of this country.

As an Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, we all saw how he failed miserably, so why should one support such a man to lead this country? It will be the greatest of misnomer if the destiny of this country is entrusted into the hands of a man like Akufo-Addo, when President Mills is there to save mother Ghana.

Folks, wonders they say shall never end; and since a political party like NPP continue to exist, fabrications and lies will never cease in the body politic of this country. That is why I laugh at those who think they can depend on fabrications to destroy personalities like Andy Kankam and his colleague other Editors.

According to intelligence report gathered in the wake of this smear campaign against Andy, the NPP has planned series of such vile propaganda aimed at destroying some newspaper editors, as well as certain government appointees who have proven to be very difficult for the NPP to handle. But I swear they will not succeed.

The fact of the matter is that, Nana Akufo-Addo can never, and will never become President; therefore, it will only be a wasted effort on the part of the NPP in its desperation to smudge people and propagate lies about them. God has already ordained President Mills; and come what may, he will be endorsed come December 2012. Smear campaign or not, the message is simple, that; Akufo-Addo is a damaged and rejected commodity which acceptance will be suicidal on the part of Ghanaians, as President.

Okyeame’s special message to the NPP is that, all their evil propaganda to tarnish the image of some journalists and government appointees won’t see the light of day.

In fact, Nana Akufo-Addo shall continue to be under 24-hour surveillance, and all level-minded Ghanaians will make sure that Nana Addo is never elected as President, following his bad track records.

Columnist: The Informer