Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh Again?
5/10/2012 1:02:22 PM -
There have always been some people who think that people do not keep track of what they do, therefore, they always have the tendency to throw dust into the eyes of right thinking people, falsely believing that nobody would keep an account of what they do. If common sense was a common commodity openly sold on the common market, I bet there would be some people who would always find some excuses to avoid buying it. That is the more reason why God in His own Divine wisdom allowed common sense to flow freely at our disposal. But even with common sense being free, some highly intelligent people conduct themselves in ways that make people conclude that indeed they lack common sense in their judgment on issues.
We all cannot belong to one party, just as we all cannot go to one school or drink soup from the same bowl. It would be too boring and aggravating for all of us to do the same thing all the time. That is why we have some people who have passion for football whilst others tilt towards boxing. In another vein, whilst some people in Ghana have passion towards the NDC others are avowed supporters of the NPP or CPP. This makes democracy very beautiful since it gives everybody the chance to join the party he/she believes in.
It is therefore okay for Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh, General Manager of News of the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) to belong to the NPP. There is nothing wrong with that. He has every right under the sun to join any party of his choice. But it is simply not okay and unacceptable for Boadu-Ayeboafoh to use the Daily Graphic, a state newspaper, to promote the agenda of the NPP. This has been the bone of contention of many well thinking Ghanaians including me against Boadu-Ayeboafoh who continues to use his Daily Graphic weekly column as an NPP extension.
Boadu-Ayeboafoh used his biased weekly column to continuously stick a knife into the NDC government for three years, until it became abundantly clear that he needed to be called to order. That was why I and some well meaning Ghanaians exposed his evil NPP agenda about three months ago. Once Boadu-Ayeboafoh was exposed he wrote on his column that he would no longer dabble in politics and that he was henceforth going to write about cultural issues. But it did not take long before Boadu-Ayeboafoh made a 360 degree turn and returned to his old ways of making the NDC government his weekly punching bag.
It is a month ago that Kennedy Agyapong who has the fondness to talk trash without any option to logic, openly called on Asantes to massacre Ewes and Gas. Kennedy Agyapong, on that day assumed the powers of the President Mills and unconstitutionally declared war, by urging Asantes to eradicate all Ewes living in the Ashanti region by attacking them with machetes and cutlasses. Kennedy Agyapong further warned that any security personnel who would try to keep the peace in the Ashanti Region will be lynched.
This is a highly inflammable statement, but Boadu-Ayeboafoh saw nothing wrong with it. Therefore, instead of condemning this highly explosive statement or at best saying that it is an unacceptable comment, Boadu-Ayeboafoh wrote on his column that since Kennedy Agyapong has been sent to court on a questionable treason charges he would not comment about what he said, but rather used his column to trash talk the police which went into action to protect life and property from the NPP hooligans who thronged the police headquarters to demand the release of Kennedy Agyapong when he was detained for questioning.
Hear was what Boadu-Ayeboafoh wrote, 'My thoughts drifted along that path because of what happened at the Police Headquarters in Accra last Monday, over the handling of the mob which gathered there to show solidarity towards the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin North, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong. As to whether Mr. Agyepong committed treason or otherwise, since the matter is before a court of competent jurisdiction it could be contempt of court to comment about it so we shall leave that and proffer our views at the appropriate time.'
And then Boadu-Ayeboafoh turned his heat on the police when he said, 'For now, the concern is the way the police conducted affairs in containing the anticipated crowd. If there is one word to describe the police behaviour it could be described as riotous.' Boadu-Ayeboafoh could not even see anything wrong with what the NPP hooligans were doing in terms of stoning police cars and burning tyres on the street.
I know Boadu-Ayeboafoh can never criticize any NPP member who goes out of the line let alone the NPP which butters his additional bread every month. But if Boadu-Ayeboafoh wants to do the biddings of his NPP pay masters, he should not be allowed to use the Daily Graphic, a state newspaper to promote the agenda of the NPP. He has always looked the other way when the NPP does anything wrong but has found his mojo to hammer the NDC anytime he sees a little mistake on their part.
It is an open secret that the Daily Graphic is chocked and controlled by the NPP mafia spearheaded by Boadu-Ayeboafoh and Ransford Tetteh, therefore, with the upcoming elections are Ghanaians going to see any neutrality at this state-owned newspaper? The NPP mafia at Daily Graphic think they have covered their tracts so well, but we know all of them and are watching them with critical eyes.
I am at a loss as to why the board of the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) has not done anything about Boadu-Ayeboafoh's issue. They are very much aware about the use of his column to promote the NPP and damn the NDC, but for more than three years, this man has been allowed to soldier on without any call to order. I am of the belief that the board should be able to ask Boadu-Ayeboafoh to be neutral or cease writing the column. He cannot be allowed to continue using a state newspaper to promote the NPP.
With the 2012 elections just around the corner, I urge the GCGL board to act to save the sunken image of the Daily Graphic by calling Boadu-Ayeboafoh to order. We cannot continue to have a biased columnist like Boadu-Ayeboafoh insulting the intelligence of Ghanaians.