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Bawumia and Samira have worked for you like donkeys, now is their time – Manasseh Azure to NPP

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Bawumia and Samira have worked for you like donkeys, now is their time – Manasseh Azure to NPP

Award-winning freelance journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni has reminded the New Patriotic Party to remember the countless sacrifices the second family of the Republic have done for the NPP since they broke onto the scene saying Mr and Mrs Bawumia have worked like Donkeys for NPP with results to show.

In an article sighted by MyNewsGh.com titled the Bawumia Dilemma, the freelance journalist argued that in the quest for someone to succeed President Akufo-Addo, Bawumia’s background should not be the selling point.

Rather, Manasseh argues, Dr. Bawumia and his wife Samira’s sacrifices for the NPP is what should be marketed because in his words, the couple “worked like Donkeys” for the NPP.

According to him, those in NPP supporting Bawumia should say: “He [Bawumia] is one of the greatest assets of our party today. He is partly responsible, in a significant way, for our victories in the past two elections.

“He and his wife have worked like donkeys during campaigns and we have tangible results to show for their sweat in certain identifiable electoral quarters. He is part of the reason many of us have enjoyed or will enjoy the power and its trappings in the eight years.” Manasseh wrote.

“The discussion should not be that it’s unwise to field another Akan in the next election. The discussion should not be that Dr Mahamudu Bawumia must be fielded because he is a “northerner” or non-Akan” he added.

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The discussion should not be that it’s unwise to field another Akan in the next election. The discussion should not be that Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia must be fielded because he is a “northerner” or non-Akan.

If the most qualified candidate in the line of succession is an Akan, he or she should not be sacrificed on the altar of ethnic consideration.

I’m from the north, but if you field a known thief or vindictive and intolerant candidate from the north, I wouldn’t be stupid to vote for that person just because he comes from my part of the country.

As a journalist and writer, I’m not too naive to know the role ethnicity plays in our politics. Neither am I too hypocritical to admit that the NPP is currently faced with a dilemma that is woven around ethnicity. The context of the discussion, however, appears flawed.

Or rather, it is valid context but the angle from which the discussion is taken is problematic. That angle diminishes Bawumia’s achievement in the party and presents him as a pitiable recipient of political favour.

So, the NPP should scope the discussion and debate appropriately if they want to weave Bawumia’s relevance around the fabric ethnicity. They should scope it this way:

He is one of the greatest assets of our party today. He is partly responsible, in a significant way, for our victories in the past two elections.

He and his wife have worked like donkeys during campaigns and we have tangible results to show for their sweat in certain identifiable electoral quarters. He is part of the reason many of us have enjoyed or will enjoy the power and its trappings in the eight years.

He has shaped national political discourse. His influence has made the economy the centre of discussion in our national politics in a way that has never been seen before.

He probably stands tallest among those who are seeking to lead our party. But he has a big problem!

He’s not Akan.

Our party has never been led by a non-Twi-speaking Akan since its founding. Our opponents have said that even though Dr. Bawumia is the most qualified person to lead us, he will be “used and dumped” because he is not an Akan. Everybody is waiting with bated breath to see if we will fall for the baited prophecy of our opponents.

What do we do now? If we ignore him, how else can we convince non-Twi-speaking Akans and other ethnic groups that our party is ethnically inclusive?

Of course, there is a legitimate charge against Dr. Bawumia. The man whose legacy he will be relying on to lead the nation has disappointed many within and outside the party.

For instance, today, Akufo-Addo still boasts about Kufuor’s repeal of the Criminal Libel Law when he has to talk about press freedom. Can Bawumia boast about Akufo-Addo’s record on press freedom?

So, Dr. Bawumia must carry Akufo-Addo’s baggage. But he’ll be in good company, for the others seeking to lead the party are also part of the Akufo-Addo train.

The next argument might then be that the rest were not as powerful in the Akufo-Addo regime as Dr. Bawumia. They were ministers, but Dr. Bawumia was the vice-president.

To those who really know the politics and governance in Ghana, the only job that might appear more frustrating than the position of vice-president is the work of a horny pornography cameraman. In every regime, there are many real vice-presidents who are more powerful than the ceremonial vice-president.

President Atta Mills loved Vice-President John Mahama, but it did not stop Mr. Mahama from being frustrated to the level that he wrote his resignation letter one afternoon.

Some people also argue that giving Dr. Bawumia a chance to lead the NPP is a perpetuation of Akufo-Addo’s rule. History, however, teaches us that things don’t always turn out this way.

Vice-President Professor John Evans Atta Mills was handpicked by President Jerry John Rawlings to lead the NDC in the 2000 election. This was against stiff opposition in the party. It resulted in a split of the party. Some prominent people left the NDC to form their own party. The NPP said Atta Mills would be a puppet of Rawlings. “Vote for Mills and get Rawlings free,” they campaigned.

Professor Atta Mills was loyal and humble to a fault. Rawlings campaigned for Atta Mills as though he (Rawlings) was the candidate.

When Atta Mills finally became president in 2009, he was his own man. He did not become Rawlings’ puppet, much to the displeasure of Rawlings, who publicly attacked Mills.

So Dr. Bawumia should be assessed on his own merits. If he is fit to lead the party, he should be given the chance to compete. The competition between him and contenders should be free and fair.

Keen watchers of the political landscape can understand the Bawumia dilemma. The NPP’s dilemma about Bawumia can be likened to a story I heard about a particular kind of spider that hunts houseflies and would carry its catch around without ever eating it.

“Why don’t you eat the houseflies after catching them?” its neighbours would ask.

“Do you want me to eat a dirty and disgusting housefly?” the spider would ask.

“If you won’t eat it, why don’t you let it go?” the confused neighbours would ask again.

“Do you want me to throw away meat?” the spider would respond.

The NPP is faced with a supremely qualified non-Akan who wants to lead the party as its flag bearer. Some cannot reject him because he is an asset. And others cannot accept him because he is not from a certain part of the country.

We, like the neighbours of the housefly, can only ask questions and wonder how the drama will end as the spider wanders with its catch.

But whatever the case might be, the context of the discussion should be properly scoped.

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Things are not as bad as today as they were when NDC was in power – Kofi Bentil

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Things are not as bad as today as they were when NDC was in power - Kofi Bentsil

Things are not as bad as today as they were when NDC was in power – Kofi Bentsil

A Vice President of IMANI Africa, Kofi Bentil, has said that though things are not what Ghanaians expect under the Akufo-Addo administration, but they are far better than they were under Mahama.

Sharing his views on the botched FixtheCountry demonstration with its concomitant issues on JoyNews’ Newsfile on Saturday, May 8, 2021, Mr. Bentil indicated that much as there appears to be a lot of challenges in the system now, they cannot be worse than when John Mahama was in power.

“Things are bad but they’re not as bad as they were under Mahama. I repeat, things aren’t good but they are better than we experienced under the NDC. Our expectations have not been met but one cannot say that what we went through under Mahama was better than now. No!” he emphasized.

A group of Ghanaians, it could be recalled, began a social media campaign aimed at asking the leadership of this country to fix the system since, in their views, things have gone bad.

Dubbed ‘FixtheCountry’, the people behind it have raised issues with water supply, electricity supply, unemployment, increase in taxes and levies, general economic situation in the country as the drive behind this campaign.

A street demonstration towards baring their teeth to the Akufo-Addo administration over the aforementioned issues has been put on hold due to a restraining order against them by the Ghana Police Service citing COVID-19 restrictions.

 

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I Will Never Go Hungry Even If Kwaku Oteng Sacks Me From ABN – Captain Smart

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I Will Never Go Hungry Even If Kwaku Oteng Sacks Me From ABN – Captain Smart

I Will Never Go Hungry: The  30 days suspension of Captain Smart from Angel Broadcasting Network ABN has caused a stir among Ghanaians and people are talking and wondering why Captain Smart who recently resigned from Adom FM and joined ABN has to be put on suspension.

Well, the obvious reason may be the firebrand journalist’s continuous attack on politicians whom he feels are corrupt and not helping the nation.

Paul Adom Otchere, host of Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV had an interview with Captain Smart on his show largely on his suspension from Angel Broadcasting Network. In the interview, Smart made it clear to his critic in the industry who were rejoicing at his suspension that he will never go hungry even if the founder of the media company sacks him.

He also revealed that his suspension is for a month and that after it has expired he will go back to the radio station and continue his work as usual.

He said, “I have brain, my brain is working so there is no way I will go hungry even if the president of ABN decides to terminate my contract”.

“If Kweku Oteng says he cannot work with me again, Praise God, I will leave and will never get hungry because I’m not a lazy person, Yes my brain works. So I called Doc and he said people in government are calling him and the government is using the Ghana Revenue Authority because they say I talk too much” he added.

 

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Prophet Owusu Bempah scares Mahama with new prophecy

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Rev Owusu Bempah gives new serious prophecy about John Mahama

Prophet Owusu Bempah scares Mahama with new prophecy


Prophet Owusu Bempah scares Mahama; The Founder and general overseer of Glorious Word Power Ministry International, Prophet Isaac Owusu Bempah has given a new prophecy concerning NDC presidential candidate, John Mahama.

In a new video in front of his congregation, the man of God said Mahama has been cursed with back luck spiritually like Cain in the Bible.

So this is the reason why he can never win an election.

“He can stand for 1000 times and he’ll lose 1000 times. If you think I am lying, you can write it down and see”, he said authoritatively.

Owusu Bempah went on to say that Mahama needs a divine hand on his life to reverse that curse.

“It is only that divine hand that can lift the curse on him. If it is not so, people will deceive him that you’ll win but when he stands again, he’ll be disgraced. It’s not that people are not voting for him but it is the curse at work”.

“He needs someone experienced in spiritual things like myself to give him support or advice”, he stated.

He went on to say that when he says things of this nature, people come to insult him but he’ll love to warn those people to keep mute. Because the words are not from him.

“Anytime I speak you insult me, yet, the things I say come to pass, so can’t you see that the things I say are not ordinary?”, he asked.

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