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Afoko’s suspension a coup d’etat – Tarzan

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Comment: WAS IT GOOD STRATEGY?TO BE DETERMINED.

Author:
WATCHMAN
Date:
2015-10-23 23:46:48
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Tarzan: Afoko’s suspension is a coup d’etat

Much as it is unfortunate it had to come to this, the overriding concern based on what has transpired so far is, was it justified? Did it enjoy widespread support and how does NPP deal with the fallout from such a decision, in a society and a democracy where the political terrain and dynamics is in now way determined by the soundness of the arguments for or against a decision premised on the rule of law, but mostly predicated on emotionalism and propaganda.
That is the challenge NPP would need to overcome in the lead up to the 2016 elections, and the resources that would have to be deployed to deal with the blow back from such a decision, because make no mistake, the NDC party which has no coherent message and policy agenda, will ride this all the way to the wire in the 2016 elections, regardless of the appropriateness of this decision by the NPP, and that is the problem. This raises the specter of whether the doctrine of neutralization and containment would have been most appropriate in this instance.
What it does though is, it puts the NPP party in a position where they must be armed with a lot of scandalous, sleazy and slimy portfolio of indiscretions on every front by the Mahama-led NDC gov't to be frontloaded into the conversation to situate the issues concerning the direction of this country within the mainstream, and resonates and trumps this spat, either than that, this can be damaging to the chances of the NPP party in the 2016 elections, more so when there is a split for or against this decision and does not enjoy widespread support in the party, most especially, so close to a major, difficult, cliff-hanger election which favours the NPP party.
I guess the results of the 2016 elections would settle the fallout from this kerfuffle.

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friend of mahama on Oct 23, 2015 20:05
WATCHMAN on Oct 23, 2015 23:46
WAS IT GOOD STRATEGY?TO BE DETERMINED.