Nana Akufo-Addo Is A Nuisance To The NPP - Part 1
Besides being incompetent and arrogant, Akufo-Addo is a hypocrite who will say anything to get elected. In the 2000 presidential run-off election that Kuffour won, Nana told Mills to admit defeat before the election in order to save the nation some money but in 2008, when he was trailing Mills by 23,055 votes in the run-off election with only Tain constituency yet to vote because the voting materials got there late, he did not see the need to quit to save the nation some money. He allowed the election to be held and when he lost he threatened to challenge the result in court in order to delay or even stop the handover to Mills. The whole country was edgy with the fear that the least street conflict between NDC and NPP supporters could escalate into carnage, yet, Nana was unwilling to give up until he found out that most of the people he counted on for support wanted him to throw in the towel. Today, President Gbagbo of Ivory Coast finds himself in a corner just like Nana did in 2008 but in order to look like a peacemaker, he is urging Mills to tell Gbagbo to surrender. Just hours after we learned from WikiLeaks that the White House is aware of President Mills’ effort to fight drugs in Ghana, Nana came out to say that he has his own unique way to solve the problem once and for all. Who are you trying to fool, Nana? Just because the report blamed the NPP government and did not single out individuals, Nana is trying to distance himself from the issue. Nana, did you have a unique way to fight drugs when you were in charge of the judiciary? The fact is that Nana’s fingerprints are over all the WikiLeaks exposés. Who was the Attorney-General who single-handedly sidestepped the law and returned seized assets to Amankwa, the international drug dealer? Who was the Attorney-General when the case docket on the Dzorwulu-3 disappeared? How did the Dzorwulu-3 flee the country after they had been arrested? Did Nana not push hard for the ‘Amoateng Law’ that would have allowed convicted Ghanaian drug smugglers to be returned home to serve their terms? As a minister, Nana couldn’t even stop corruption at the passport office but now that he is out of parliament he claims to have a blueprint to eradicate drugs from Ghana. When Nana was in charge of Foreign Affairs, the Crusading Guide exposed the blatant scandal at the passport office that had beset the nation for many years and reached its apex butnana Nana, true to his name, Mr DoNothing, he did NOTHING about it. To prove their point, the Crusading Guide acquired a passport in the full name of President Kufour with the picture of Mr. B. A. Mensah, a very popular Ghanaian businessman, without providing birth certificates and other necessary requirements. In a similar fraudulent manner passports were obtained for Vice President Aliu Mahama, and the Inspector General of Police. When the case went to print and evidence was shown to the director of passports, Mr. Kwesi Quartey, he could not hold back his tears because he knew he was going to lose his job, but surprisingly, Mr. DoNothing did NOTHING about it. To this day genuine Ghana passports are in the hands of non-Ghanaians, including prostitutes and drug-trafficker, some of whom cannot even pronounce ‘their’ names in the books. In fact, Nana claimed that his ministerial office was broken into and nothing except diplomatic passports were stolen, again, he did NOTHING. How can such a man be trusted to rule a country? Following the WikiLeaks disclosures, Washington will laugh at our stupidity if we elect Nana, who was in charge of the judiciary when drugs became most prevalent in Ghana, as our president. Ghana has come a long way to turn back. Today, we are seen as an emerging African democracy because both Rawlings and Kuffour handed over power peacefully when they had to and President Obama paid us a visit in recognition of that. The performance of the Black Stars in the past two World Cups and the drilling of oil have put the spotlight on us. I am optimistic that the good people of Ghana will stop Nana from dimming the spotlight with his image. The NPP must have now regretted for choosing a loser as their leader, but it’s too late. Nana will remain a nuisance to the NPP for year to come.
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