There is absolutely no way that the “baseless” claim by the pirated National Democratic Congress’ Member of Parliament for the Klottey-Korle Constituency, in Central Accra, could spark any semblance of a Rwanda-like inferno of the at once savage and barbarous kind that raged through the East-Central African nation through much of the 1990s. And the reason for this is very simple: Ghana lost its real “revolutionary” moment to healthily cauterize the sort of political resentment that the Metro-TV’s host seems to be so anxious or at least theatrically so about. And that moment, of course, was June 30, 1982, in the wake of the lurid and morally repulsive deliberate, Mafia-style ethnic-cleansing assassination of the Three Akan-Descended Accra High Court Judges, namely, Mrs. Cecilia Koranteng-Addow, and Messrs. Frederick Poku-Sarkodie and Kwadwo Agyei Agyapong.
And that tinder moment for the sparking up of an organic revolution in the country, of course, was deliberately staged by the Trokosi Nationalist Junta of the then-Chairman Jerry John Rawlings and his maternal cousin and Nkrumah-cashiered former Captain of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), Mr. Kojo Tsikata. The latter, we learn, had defied an order issued to him by President Kwame Nkrumah in the wake of the outbreak of the Belgian-instigated Congo-Kinshasa, formerly Congo-Leopoldville, Civil War. It very well may have been the scandalous failure of the Akan-majority populace of Ghana to promptly serve a condign retributive notice on the Trokosi Nationalist Mafia that actuated the Sogakope Generalissimo not very long ago, disdainfully call Ghanaians “a craven cowardly lot.”
You see, I perfectly agree with Chairman Jerry John Rawlings that he is alive and well and criminally disdainful of Ghana’s Akan ethnic-majority populace because our leaders, the very traditional rulers who recently morally reprehensibly sabotaged the Akufo-Addo-tabled December 17, 2019 Referendum, were too servilely afflicted with blistering inferiority complex that we would allow this half-Scottish waif of dubious fatherhood and questionable motherhood, on the chastity part, that is, to lord it over us for some twenty years. For the latter scandalous state of affairs, no wonder and absolutely no doubt, Ghanaians have former President John Agyekum-Kufuor and the late Mr. Paul Victor (PV) Obeng to thank. You see, Dear Reader, no group of very self-respecting critical mass of citizens, such as the Akan people constitute in Ghana, would have so passively and unwisely allowed themselves to be subjugated, tortured, humiliated and systematically oppressed and wantonly exploited the way that we permitted Chairman Jerry John Rawlings and his Cousin Kojo Tsikata to mercilessly and relentlessly savage us for some two of the longest and bloodiest decades in postcolonial Ghanaian history.
The brutal and wicked irony is that still, even as I write Chairman Rawlings continues to wield considerable influence on and over the Ghanaian people. Which makes it make perfect sense that Ghanaians, foremost among all indigenous Africans, would so facilely succumb to the massive enslavement of our kinsmen and woman in the Americas and, shortly thereafter, in our own land of birth as well. The preceding notwithstanding, I sincerely don’t understand why any intelligent and psychologically balanced key operative of Fourth Republican Ghanaian media terrain would for even a split-second wishfully imagine or fathom that he had been born or adopted by the Rawlings-Tsikata Clan of clinically and pathologically unconscionable and impenitent butchers and blood-dripping assassins, as Mr. Paul Adom-Otchere luridly and nauseatingly had occasion to publicly and pontifically desire just a little over twenty-four hours ago.
But on another level, I guess, it is quite understandable for young and intellectually misguided but, nevertheless, fairly talented media operatives like Mr. Adom-Otchere to fancy being a bona fide member of the Rawlings Tsikata Clan as something very enviable of which to aspire. At any rate, the National Democratic Congress’ Parliamentary Minority, jampacked with shameless plagiarist and clinical kleptocrats has a far greater chance of committing mass suicide – both corporeal and political – than successfully having the noggins of the Metro-TV’s “Good Evening Ghana” talking-heads program host or presenter, literally, delivered to them on a silver platter by the administrators of the National Media Commission (NMC) of which, we are reliably informed, Mr. Adom-Otchere is a bona fide player.
And on the latter count, of course, we are in absolutely no way facilely alluding to the obviously prime benefit of the apparent conflict-of-interest that it entails in any call for the prompt and severe sanctioning of the Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings’ gadfly. You see, the fact of the matter here is that about the only and really guilty party apt to be justifiably charged for treasonable sedition in the present context are Dr. Agyeman-Rawlings and her National Democratic Congress’ politically desperate “Amen-Corner” Abongo Boys and Girls. They know they have absolutely no moral credibility, whatsoever; which is why they are so desperately and pathetically hell-bent on intimidating the crap out of an obviously groveling and sheepishly tentative Mr. Adom-Otchere. Of course, I also clearly recognize some of the deliberately staged irony on the part of the latter subject.
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By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., PhD
English Department, SUNY-Nassau
Garden City, New York
April 17, 2020
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