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Friday, July 2, 2010


"The people of the Upper East received Nana Akufo-Addo as if they were celebrating a Black Stars triumph in the World Cup." - Ian Okwei, NPP Victory 2012 Campaign
The perception already abounds that, Nana Addo is so arrogant and complacent and his “Any goat could be my coordinator” comment was seen as a celebrated example of such arrogance. Nana Addo's insistence not to apologize to the regional executives only went further to bolster the perception. - Akilu Sayibu, UK,
Akufo-Addo, who is campaigning for the August 7 nomination as the 2012 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party has successfully concluded his tour of the Upper East Region. 

"It calls, first of all, for the genuine unity and sincere loyalty among the Elephant Family...It calls for coordinated planning. It calls for resources and discipline in using resources efficiently and effectively. It calls for keeping the government on its toes and presenting the country with a credible alternative set of competent men and women and a more imaginative and constructive programme for both national and individual development and prosperity," Akufo-Addo told his audience. Akufo-Addo: NDC and NPP are like night and day
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A statement  signed Herbert Krapa, Akufo Addo's  Press Aide said:
 "The tour, which covered the period from 23rd June to 30th June, 2010, was marked by the usual mass endorsements from most Polling Station Executives, Constituency Chairmen and Members of Parliament from the Region."

We Owe Regional Executives No Apology- Nana Addo:

"The campaign team of the NPP’s 2008 flagbearer, Nana Akuffo Addo has rejected calls for an apology from the candidate to the Upper East Regional executives of the New Patriotic party.

Some NPP executives in the Upper East Region are demanding the apology from Nana Akuffo Addo for making some comments they deem insulting to the Executives.

According to the Regional Executives, the Presidential hopeful, in a meeting, allegedly said that if he decides to appoint even a goat to represent him in the region it is none of their business."

"Nana Akufo-Addo’s Victory 2012 Campaign Team wishes to extend its heartfelt thanks to all four Members of Parliament, Regional, Constituency and Polling Station Executives and Electoral Area coordinators for their support and endorsements."

“So Nana Addo reacted by saying that he doesn’t deem it proper for regional executives to determine for any aspirant who his coordinator should be and said even If I had appointed a goat to represent me in this region it was not the place for regional executives to say we accept or reject”.

What were the reasons advanced by the Upper East Regional Executive Committee of the NPP?

Akilu Sayibu, UK: "Some are of the view that, Nana Addo talked down on the executives because they are Northerners and wonder if he can use such disrespectful words on Executives of the NPP in Ashanti region or Eastern region?"

 “If you are strong, our party is strong and if you give me the nod of leading the party again, I promise you that whatever resources you require to do your work, money, logistics, paraphernalia, I am going to bring them directly to you to strengthen your capacity and ensure that victory comes our way in 2012”, he remarked.
EXCELLENT COMMENT! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! Akufo-Addo is a hypocrite whose rhetoric must not be taken seriously. It was not necessary for this man to pretend to “to thank" the Upper-East regional executives of the NPP, "for allowing him [campaign access to] the region and also to ask for their cooperation”, if they have no right to even opine upon a serious issue of including disruptive characters on their own home turf! What this particular Akyem dwarf ought to know is that just as it is his right to appoint a goat as his Upper-East regional coordinator, the people of the Upper-East also reserve the right not to work with goats! Forward Ever! Backwards Never!!! Cheers! – Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odikro. Twitter: /twitter.com/TheOdikro

Comment: KILL THE ADDER IN THE SHELL!..Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odikro.

2010-07-01 06:34:19
Comment to:
Shame on Okoampa-Ahoofe

It would be very nice if the Akyem dwarf himself realised the negative impact of his nephew's rabid propaganda on his own campaign! Even before being confirmed by the party, what we often hear is that one is either an Akyem dwarf supporter, or "an NDC mole"! Read: "the levelheaded NPP supporter and/or sympathizer is... wondering whether this... fellow is not in the pay of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC)." See also: Kwame Pianim: Kufuor and I are NDC Moles in the NPP By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D.
Columnist: Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D., Feature Article | Sun, 27 Jun 2010. More NPP members are going to get that label AFTER a VINDICTIVE Akufo-Addo gets a nod from the party! Good reason to "kill it in the shell"!
Forward Ever! Backwards Never!!!

Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odikro.
Twitter: /twitter.com/TheOdikro

Comment: Re: Shame on the Akufo-Addo Detractors!Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odikro.

2010-07-01 05:32:02
Comment to:
Shame on the Akufo-Addo Detractors!

Hi, grandson, If I understood you very well, the Upper-East regional executives of the NPP, who are "on the ground" as it were, and know troublesome individuals who are problematic in the region, have no right to express their gut feelings for the benefit of the party for the simple reason that, for now, the Akufo-Addo Campaign is "the the semi-private preserve of the candidate’s"! There is an Akan proverb which says, "if you are going to have a good market, it begins in the morning." What we are seeing here is not a candidate that LISTENS! What we are seeing here is a candidate that is ARROGANT and INSULTING! (To be continued...)

Comment: Shame on the Akufo-Addo Detractors! #2

Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odikro.
2010-07-01 05:47:07
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Re: Shame on the Akufo-Addo Detractors!

Why is it that the Akyem dwarf campaign is the ONLY political family constantly referring to people in the Northern Ghana as "goats"? The other day, it was Gabriel Asare-Ochere Darko, of the STRICTLY Danquah Institute, an Akufo-Addo propaganda outfit, who called them "goats" for daring to wave back and cheer Paa Kwesi Ndoum, the then-CPP presidential candidate! True, "in an agrarian economy and culture such as Ghana’s, the idiomatic use of zoological imagery is more often the rule than the exception." So why are the people of the North the principal butts of this insulting "Zoological imagery"? Can you point out one occasion where it has been used by the Akufo-Addo team to refer to Ashantis or Akyems? I want to know, and please, let me know!
Forward Ever! Backwards Never!!!
Cheers! Oh yes! Cheers to your bullets!

Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odikro.
Twitter: /twitter.com/TheOdikro
Shame on the Akufo-Addo Detractors! #2

YOU WROTE: "Even so, it would not be totally out of place and context for both sides to amicably acknowledge the fact that they may, each, have unnecessarily overreacted to an otherwise mutually beneficial confabulation. Maybe not the traditional proffering of apologies is needed here but, perhaps, the symbolic exchange of gifts as tokens of goodwill and mutual respect and accommodation."
MY COMMENT: The people want to be respected, first and foremost, as human beings, before the showering of gifts! I knew a man in Ghana who was so rich that he did not know what to do with his money so used to slap people and then give them money to shut them up! I shudder to think of such a goat as our president!
Forward Ever! Backwards Never!!!

Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odikro.
Twitter: /twitter.com/TheOdikro

UE NPP Vows To Retrieve Party Assets
The Upper East Regional Executives of the New Patriotic Party, (NPP), has vowed to use every legitimate means to retrieve party assets, particularly, vehicles taken away by some immediate past executive members.

Speaking to the Daily Graphic at Bolgatanga, the Regional Organiser of the party, Mr Yaw Mort, maintained that all  efforts to take over the vehicles in the possession of some former executives in the past had proven futile.

According to him, on June 12, the party was compelled to issue a 48-hour ultimatum to the affected persons to return the vehicles but as at last June 14, 2010, when the ultimatum elapsed; none of the affected officials in possession of the vehicles returned the vehicles, which included  pick-ups.

This had incurred the displeasure of the newly elected officers, who had vowed to take action within the confines of the law to get back the party assets.

 Mr Mort would not go into details as to what measures would be taken to retrieve the items insisting that the party had decided to treat it as an internal party matter.

In all, the newly elected executives were demanding seven vehicles which they considered as party property which had been registered in the name of the party but had been taken away by the old executives.However some of the affected officials are challenging the decision to retrieve the cars from them.

One  such party officer, who asked not to be named, claimed it was a decision of the party for the officers to keep the vehicles which they alleged had been sold out to them.


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