27.07.2006 Politics

DFP to go Unigov?

By The Heritage
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Even before the Democratic Freedom Party acquires final certification, a revolutionary leader who promises to take Ghana to the Promised Land has popped out from its rank pledging to bring back Gen. Acheampong's UNIGOV if he takes over the reigns of power.

The 45- year old hospital accountant, Ibrahim William Oppong Nimako, plans to pluck from the library shelves, the Union Government Ideology, dust it off and implement it.

Furthermore, he will unite age- long rivals, Christians and Muslims, immediately he assumes office and later galvanize them with traditionalists to form one national religion for the Republic of Ghana. In his Garden of Eden of sorts, those who preach divisive tendencies will be brought back soon.

“Pastors who wave hander kerchiefs and people fall down will be summoned to come and explain, “aspiring President Oppong Nimako said.

Partly, in fulfillment of the Unigov agenda, the DFP Presidential hopeful has listed Kofi Wayo, of the United Renaissance Party, Kwesi Pratt Jnr., of the Convention People's Party, the NDC's John Mahama and Steve Akorli as some of his cabinet members. “I vow to seek the best brains to lead Ghana to the promise-land,” Mr. Nimako said, noting that siting President Kufuor has done a bit in the direction of forming a broad- based administration, “but I will carry it to the farthest limit.”

Sounding biblical, the accountant said, “President Kufuor has come before me preparing the way like John the Baptist paved the way for Jesus Christ.” Asked what his religious persuasion is, he said he started as a Christian but has now broadened his scope to become a Muslim in addition, just to be adequately prepared for the task he has set himself. “I now know the Quran from first sura to the 200th, the last sura; as for the Bible from Genesis to Revelation are at my finger tips”. He said that within the first 100 days of his administration, he will set up a God's Commission to streamline the way religion is practiced in Ghana.

Though dissatisfied with Ghana's state of affairs, he thanked all previous regimes; the ruling NPP, NDC and the CPP, noting that they played their part to hold the fort. “But they should now give the youth and good religious leaders the chance to offer real leadership. “Central Gospel Church General Overseer, Mensah Anamuah Otabil was one church leader he singled out for praise.

Asked to hint at the way he would turn Ghana's fortunes for the better, the DFP man said his number one agenda would be to uproot corruption. “I am going to do that by paying realistic wages and salaries, starting with teachers, then set up special monitoring teams that will unearth corruption and punish it mercilessly,” for him, a convicted scholar does not deserve his certificate, “it will be confiscated and cancelled.”

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