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A Declaration of War or What?

Posted by Business in Ghana on April 16, 2009

I was cursorily surfing the news pages of when a quite sensational caption titled “Akufo-Addo Removed” (4/2/09) rudely and garishly flashed up my face. For split-second, I did not know what to make of such a caption; and the latter did not particularly bother me the least bit, knowing what those of us avid students of postcolonial Ghanaian journalism have come to expect, quality-wise, of what passes for journalism in our beloved motherland. And, of course, fatherland too!

Still, I momentarily attempted to surmise just what a caption titled “Akufo-Addo Removed” could possibly be about. I have known for quite sometime now that some stalwarts of the now-ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) would, certainly as hell, deem it to be an epic windfall if the firebrand 2008 flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) were to be abruptly and permanently removed, by hook or crook, from the Ghanaian political landscape. Such feeling has become even more glaringly poignant as the Atta-Mills government exposes its underbelly of gross and abject administrative incompetence by the day, and the former attorney-general, foreign minister and Abuakwa-South Member of Parliament swells in popularity.

By Kwame Okoampa Ahoofe


One Response to “A Declaration of War or What?”

  1. Tony said

    Utter nonsense. Typical of academic dreamers who run away from reality, take comfortable cover in slave cultivated succesful economies and decide to twist history to the whims of their idle fantasies. ‘Big Six?’ As far I am concerned there is only the ‘Big One’. Try as they might, they will not succeed in their efforts to so feverishly project those other seditious mediocrities to share the obvious and overwhelming success and limelight of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah – the most illustrious African ever. Why, even Prez. Kufuor – a staunch Danquah-Busiaist, even had his picture superimposed aside that of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah on huge billboards that were displayed all over the country during the Ghana@50 celebrations. That to some extent is alright but to make it seem that miscreants like Danquah for instance – a known CIA collaborator and operative which therefore qualifies him for post-humus, condemnation for treason, does not go down well with me. Well we are all entitled to dream aren’t we?

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