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Is The Selection Of Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman A Harbinger Of The New Kind Of Politics To Come - One in Which Only Ideas And Issues Are Contested?

Is The Selection Of Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman A Harbinger Of The New Kind Of Politics To Come - One in Which Only Ideas And Issues Are Contested?
LISTEN JUL 10, 2020

The unfortunate and disrespectful references, made by the Asanti Regional chairperson, of the New Patriotic Party's (NPP), Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, to the person of the just-selected vice presidential candidate, of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyeman, are typical examples of the misogynistic society, we live in, in Nkrumah's Ghana, today, sadly.

Otherwise, how would that uncouth and vile semi-literate, have the nerve to be so disrespectful, to one of the most brilliant, capable and distinguished of our country's many world-class university vice chancellors, over the years, I ask?

Alas, the loudmouthed and uncouth Bernard Antwi-Boasiakos, are the type of arrogant criminal-types, whose wealth from dubious sources, now enable them to dominate most of our nation's political parties - a majority of which have ended up becoming criminal organisations, in all but name: which have evolved into stealth-conduits, for the laundering of off-ledger cash, used to fund party operations, all year round.

That occassions some food for thought, dear reader: If the Ghanaian nation-state, funded political parties, and prohibited private individuals, and business entities, from funding political parties, would a super-wealthy, nouveau riche fool and ruthless-blackguard, like Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, be allowed anywhere near even the smallest constituency ward office, of any political party in Ghana - let alone succeed in climbing up to the top of the greasy-pole of Ghanaian politics, to become a regional chairperson? One doubts that very much.

Finally, we shall rest our case, here, by congratulating Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyeman, on her historic selection to be the running mate, of the presidential candidate of the NDC, former President John Dramani Mahama. Notice is served to all the idiots ruining the good name of our country, by soiling it's global reputation as a peaceful and stable African democracy, in which the rule of law prevails, that her selection is the harbinger of the new kind of politics, which, thank God, we will soon see coming into play, in our beloved homeland - one in which only the decent and principled, debating ideas and issues, not trading personal insult, can rise to the top of political parties. Full stop. Haaba!!!

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Kofi Thompson
Kofi Thompson, © 2020

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