INVESTIGATIONS BY Daily Guide indicate that beyond the veiled threats of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) not to be part of the consensus, gathering exercise on the Representation of the People Amendment Bill (ROPAB), the party is actually intent on creating mayhem and chaos in the country, should Parliament go ahead and the pass the bill into law.
NDC has already put in a machinery to render the bill which is before Parliament, still-born.
In order to achieve the objective of the party, Daily Guide has learnt that Mr. Fiifi Kwetey, a Togolese national and one of Rawlings' confidants, is said to have announced at a meeting of NDC youth at Prof Mills' campaign office at Kuku Hill, Osu, on Sunday, October 23, 2005, that the youth would take over the current series of demonstrations from the Committee for Joint Action (CJA), by organising their own demonstrations against the passage of the bill.
Daily Guide's probings found out that one week to the passing of the bill, the NDC youth would organise its members from Ashaiman, Madina-Abokobi, Odododiodioo and possibly Nima to protest against the bill.
Should this fail to achieve the party's objective, NDC would organise thugs to vandalise MPs and other official cars parked outside Parliament House in Accra on the day of the passage of the bill, to draw attention to what they see as the fraudulent nature of the bill, and plots by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to rig 2008 elections.
This move would be similar to the attack on Parliament in 1980, by Joachim Amartey Kwei, then a union leader at GIHOC.
A few months after the attack on Parliament. Rawlings' 31st December 1981 coup was staged, to overthrow the administration of the People's National Party (PNP) led by Dr. Hilla Limann.
“It will surely end democracy in Ghana-the aim is to discredit the NPP Administration” Fiifi Kwetey is alleged to have said.
One Kobby, a computer expert, who arrived from the US two months ago, after a 12-year-stay in that country, is alleged to be organising a group of people who would be styled as coming from the Diaspora. These persons would issue statements ostensibly against the passing of the bill which would then be used as being the views of a large section of Ghanaians, living in the Diaspora. Towards scuttling the bill further Daily Guide has gathered that the party is tele-guiding about 12 known serial-callers to mount a consistent phone-in to radio stations, and present the party's adversarial position on the bill. It will be recalled that two prominent members of NDC, Ama Benyiwa-Doe and Samuel Ofosu Ampofo have stated that there will be chaos in the country, if the bill was allowed to go through.
Ama Benyiwa-Doe issued her threat on a Peace FM Kookrokoo Morning Show programme, in the early days of the discussions on the bill, while Ofosu Ampofo issued his, when the Legal and Constitutional Committee comprising both NPP and NDC MPs were going round the country to solicit views on the bill.
After their meeting on Sunday, the youth group was invited to meet again on Tuesday, October 25, where they were to collect an amount of ¢200,000 each, for their radio phone-in programmes, to kick against the bill.
However, when they reported for the meeting last Tuesday, they were given ¢500,000 each by an NDC top shot (name withheld) who was spotted riding in a light brown, Toyota Tacoma, with registration number GW 5522 W. The capo is a known financier of the Wahala demonstrations.
He came with a blue bag containing money, believed to have been withdrawn from a local bank, and which was given to each of the serial-callers.
The serial-callers who collected the money from the NDC money-bag were Alfred Alhassan formerly of the 64 Regiment Batallion, Alidu, who is contesting a position in the party, Mbeki, Taleban Boy, Abdul, Mensah, Hamza, Aziz, Abdulai, Peter T. They were seen by Daily Guide Scouts, smiling broadly with the booty.