His predictably scandalous inability to correctly interpret the recent post-2020 General Election Survey, published by the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD), is all the more reason why the Tamale-North’s National Democratic Congress’ Member of Parliament, Mr. Alhassan Suhuyini, ought to have kept his old job as a radio station announcer and disk jockey (DJ). He is more of a DJ than an announcer or a newscaster. What is more, Mr. Chucklehead woefully fails to fully appreciate the fact that the 62-percent of the 2,400 people polled by the Henry Kwasi Prempeh “executived” CDD, who said that they did not have confidence in the ability of the Akufo-Addo-led government of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) absolutely in no way, whatsoever, envisaged Mr. John “European Airbus Payola” Dramani Mahama as a viable alternative to the man who twice seismically routed Kwame Gonja at the polls (See “62% of Ghanaians Have No Confidence in Akufo-Addo, So Who Are Those Who Voted for NPP in 2020? – Suhuyini” Modernghana.com 9/6/21).
In all likelihood, had the question been posed vis-à-vis whether Ghanaians had relatively more confidence in the ability of Mr. John Dramani Mahama to fight official corruption, the polling result would almost definitely have negatively skyrocketed into the high 80s and 90s. By my personal reckoning, we would have been talking about the order of at least 92-percentage points. You see, asking about Nana Akufo-Addo’s ability to curb the high spate of corruption in the country is very different from asking about what Ghanaian citizens presently need the most, to wit, massive socioeconomic and industrial development, an area in which Nana Akufo-Addo has proven himself to be absolutely without any rival in Fourth-Republican Ghana. Plus, let’s get to the brass-tacks, as it were. Which is that with Mr. John “Akonfem-Kanazoe/SADA” Dramani Mahama, we are talking about “King Corruption” himself, as one critic recently characterized the sometime Rawlings protégé that the late Founding-Father of the National Democratic Congress himself regretfully and incessantly described as the most thoroughgoing corrupt Ghanaian leader in the post-independence era.
Now, what more evidence do we need to confirm the fact that even a defective corruption-fighting Nana Akufo-Addo is light years ahead of the man who packed his fellow tribesmen and northerners chockfull onto the Board-of-Directors of the hopelessly failed Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA)? I mean, who has so scandalously soon forgotten such corruption-coded fake national development establishments with such acronyms as GYEEDA, SUBAH and GUBAH? We must also not the least bit forget that Mr. Mahama’s collusive and collaborative sting operation with Mr. Anas Aremeyaw Anas, the allegedly filthy rich mercenary private investigator and proprietor of the so-called Tiger-Eye PI Limited Liability Company, against the members of the Ghanaian judiciary, was wholly and inescapably about the sustained and systematic attempt by the kleptocratic Alfred Agbesi Woyome associate to effectively undermine and possibly thoroughly destroy the credibility and integrity of the country’s judicial establishment, so as to ensure that the “Create, Loot and Share” – my profound apologies to Supreme Court Justice Jones M. Dotse – Mahama Gravy Train Riders would smoothly get away with their wanton pillaging of our National Treasury without any resistance whatsoever.
And these crooked politicians and their sleuthing mercenary companions almost completely succeeded in selling our entire nation down the proverbial creek. If Mr. Suhuyini really wants to know who voted for the Akufo-Addo-led New Patriotic Party in the 2020 Presidential Election, this damn garrulous knucklehead had better revisit the very factors that led to the massive defeat of the then-President John “Brazil Embraer” Dramani Mahama in the 2016 Presidential Election by the votes of at least One-Million Ghanaian electors, a full-half of who also massively voted to retain Nana Akufo-Addo at Jubilee House in the 2020 Presidential Election. You see, it was the predictable natural trend and outcome of the game and all to be expected that an incumbent President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo would lose the support of nearly half of the whopping One-Million voters who had put him in Jubilee House in 2016, that is, some four years later, once the glossy veneer of electioneering campaign propaganda promises collided with the reality in practice on the ground, or once the proverbial motorized rubber on the road.
Not surprisingly, however, on the equally critical question of Nana Akufo-Addo’s ability to ensure the efficient administration of the rule law in the country, the relatively whopping 50-percent of the 2,400 Ghanaians polled by Henry Kwasi Prempeh’s Center for Democratic Development, who solidly affirmed their confidence in “The Little Man from Kyebi,” put Nana Akufo-Addo miles and light years ahead of his twice-defeated predecessor and main political opponent. Of course, the performance of President Akufo-Addo in this sector of our national life still has considerable room for improvement. Even so, the former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice has absolutely no compeer or rival in the man whose geographical identity “The Little Man from Kyebi” historically and radically changed from “Northerner” to “Savannah” native, to the predictable delight of the overwhelming majority of Mr. Mahama’s own Gonja people. If this is not an indelible mark of greatness, one does not know what greatness is about.
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By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., PhD
English Department, SUNY-Nassau
Garden City, New York
Sept. 6, 2021
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