Comment: "OPERATION COLD CHOP" UNDERWAY...
Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odikro.
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Good campaign for the Akyem Mafia! The last time Ghanaians heard of Jake during the elections in which the NPP lost, was his attempt to convert a state bungalow into his personal property!
This was very remarkable. Dr. Arthur Kennedy rightly mentions the negative effect this had on the image of the NPP at that crucial time of the campaign. It is so self-evident that to labour the point would amount to insulting the intelligence of my readers. I shall not labour the point.
I am afraid your write-up fails to fly because you do not even make any attempt to explain such a serious lack of judgement on the part of Jake. What does this mean? That he has a poor understanding of the NPP philosophy of property owning democracy?
I have the unfortunate impression that if the act was defensible, you would have touched on this and given a very robust defence for Jake. Apparently, the topic is too hot to handle, so any other blah blah blah would do!
If this is a geniune oversight and not one of selective memory, what do you say to Ghanaian voters who may be more than apprehensive of this man's palpable and inordinate greed which included converting directly the bungalow allocated to him by the state into a personal and private property?
What are the guarantees that this completely shameless attempt to steal state property in broad daylight is not just a tip of the iceberg?
Besides, the guy talks like a fool, walks like a fool, and steals, or at least, attempts to steal like a fool! Over here at Apedwa, if you walk like a goat, look like a goat, bleat like a goat, shit like a goat, then of course, according to our peasant logic, you must be a goat!
It would be difficult to sell this goat as a sheep! I am happy Jake is going to win all the same, because Nana Akufo Addo has even made in-roads in the traditional bases of Alan Cash. Ntim has no chance within the NPP, but Alan Cash has no chance in Ghana.
If he thinks he is coming to recuperate his bungalow, Ghanaians have other priorities that concern them too! I feel a great pity for your party if truly, as you say, Jake is not an angel but he is the best among the lot! I have always known the NPP as very bad, but if Jake is the best among the contestants as you say, then your party is even worse than I thought! Phew! What a party! How do you discover your crooks? It must really be something to see all of them in one room!
Please, give us Jake Obetsebi any day! I can't ask for more! You are going to make our campaign very very easy, right from the beginning!
Over here at Apadwa wa are preparing to baptise this campaign under the Chairmanship of Jake, "Operation Cold Chop"! Yse, you got it right. The same name the CIA-Busia-Danquah neocolonialist tradition used in their conspiracy against the people of Ghana used for the 1966 coup against Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah of Africa, the Founder of Modern Ghana!
I don't mind if you believe in your own lies, but please don't misbehave when you get disappointed. That is all I ask of you. Ghana needs peace!!!
Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odikro.
E-mail: nanaakyeamensah at gmail dot com
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It is now revealed that the 2008 Campaign Team of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, was beset by a fair level of in-fighting and bickering.
This is one of the revelations in a new book by a leading member of the party, Dr. Arthur Kobina Kennedy – Chasing The Elephant Into The Bush - The Politics Of Complacency.
Popularly known as Arthur K, he tells in his book that two days after the inauguration of the Campaign Team, he and others attended a meeting called by Mr. Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, Chairman of the Team. The meeting was to lay the groundwork for better collaboration.
Arthur K continues: “A few days into the campaign, I called Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku (Director of the Campaign Team) about an issue and he indicated that he was not happy that ‘you are running to Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey on everything. I am watching that.’ I was stunned. I thought we were a team and that dealing with Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey would not be a problem. … Sometimes, people were excluded from meeting without explanation. Once, Boakye-Agyarko was asked not to join a meeting by the Campaign Committee, Seratu, who claimed to be acting upon Dr. Apraku’s instruction. Dr. Apraku was very hard-working but not collegial.”
In the first week of July 2008, Arthur K and others met Prof. Larry Gibson, an African-American law professor in Maryland, who also doubled as a political strategist. Prof. Gibson was reported to have helped elect Mrs. Eileen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and Mr. Marc Ravelomana of Madagascar.
By August 2008, Prof. Gibson had reviewed various opinion polls and had told the NPP Campaign Team that Nana Akufo-Addo would not get an outright majority and in the run-off. Prof. Atta Mills of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) would win.
This is how Arthur K wrote it: “Later, in conversation, Larry told me he had informed Nana Akufo–Addo in one of their early meetings that he was waiting for the completion of a survey that would measure his favorability and disapproval ratings against that of Professor Mills. According to Larry, he then asked Nana Akufo-Addo who he thought would be more popular. Nana Akufo-Addo, according to Larry felt he would be more popular than Professor Mills. When the results came in, Professor Mills was slightly more popular than Nana Akufo-Addo. However, the NPP was more popular than the NDC.
Reviewing the polls, he indicated that Nana Akufo-Addo would win the first round but would not get an outright majority and that the second round would be too close to call. There were 27% of the voters who claimed to be undecided. Later, Larry started referring to them as ‘Undeclared’ rather than ‘Uncommitted’. However, when pressed further, he said he would give the second round to Prof. Mills by a whisker. On support, he indicated that we were strong in Ashanti, Eastern and Brong Ahafo and nearly even in the north but were not doing well at all in Volta, Central and Greater Accra.
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