OFFICE OF THE ODIKRO.
a companion of the black star,
To: Whom This May Concern
Subject: ARTHUR K MUST RE-EXAMINE THE SUSPECT!
Dear Concerned Citizens of Ghana,
I have been instructed by the Odikro to extend to you his fraternal greetings!
Why have these people picked up spoons and dancing around the soup instead of drinking it? Is Arthur Kennedy now telling us he has a medical laboratory attached to his eye sights?
Did he ask Mr. Akufo-Addo to even open his mouth for him to examine his teeth? You don't need to be a medical doctor to know that one of the symptoms of the premature loss of teeth is as a result of a long period of drug abuse.
Dr. Kennedy cannot tell an HIV infected blood from one filled to the brim with Plasmodium falciparum! What do we say when such a doctor wants to give a clean bill of health to a suspect with a toothless mouth and no hair on his head? We also know that in addition to the premature loss of teeth, the other visible symptom is the loss of hair?
Arthur Kennedy has to go back and examine the suspect USING STANDARD MEDICAL PRACTICE AND STOP TALKING LIKE A TRADITIONAL HERBALIST!!!
I avail myself of this opportunity, to extend to you, on behalf of the Odikro, Nana Akyea Mensah II, the assurances of our highest consideration.
Forward Ever! Backwards Never!!!
Secretary to the Odikro, Nana Akyea Mensah II,
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General News of Sunday, 28 November 2010
A certified medical practitioner says he can officially state that Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo, flag bearer of the opposition NPP does not even have a minute drop of cocaine in his blood. He claims as a medical doctor who has handled several cases of drug abuse and addicts, he can attest to the fact that Nana Addo is not a drug addict.
Dr. Kobina Arthur Kennedy says he is certain that Nana Addo has never been under the influence of drugs.
Speaking on CitiFM’s Big Issues programme, the physician revealed that Nana Addo told him on countless occasions in their private conversations that he has never tasted or sniffed cocaine before.
“Clinically, I can recognize when one is under the influence of drugs but I can confirm that Nana Addo is not a drug addict, I can bet that there is nothing in his blood,” he said.
The flag bearer of the opposition NPP, Nana Akufo Addo, has had the cocaine tag around his neck like a hangman’s noose. And for the first time, the NPP flagbearer made a public pronouncement on what he described as a smear campaign against his personality when addressing the opening ceremony of a three day youth NPP conference in Tamale.
Nana Addo dared his critics to prove with empirical evidence that he is a drug addict or shut up and stop attacking his personality.
Dr. Arthur Kennedy, disclosed that Nana Addo did not respond to the accusations initially because he felt it was unnecessary and the allegations, far-fetched.
“I personally advised Nana Addo in 2008 to respond to the accusations when it started but he said it was not necessary because people will not believe it (that he was a drug addict),” he noted.
The former Communications Director for Nana Addo’s Campaign in the 2008 General Elections, also called on the NDC to stop the politics of insults and character assassination and focus on the core duty of developing the country.
But the Deputy Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, Dr. Hannah Bissiw, who was a panelist on the same programme, questioned the credibility of Dr. Arthur Kennedy’s medical assessment.
According to her, the confirmation provided by his college in the medical profession is nothing to go by because Dr. Kennedy was on the program as a politician not a physician.
Comment: Nana's Drug Use Allegation?
Author:Kofi Ata, Cambridge, UK
Comment to:Akufo-Addo Doesn’t Have A Drop Of Blood Tainted
it is now time for Nana Addo, those around him and the NPP to put an end to this circus. Every now and then, some reason or explanation is given to the public regarding the drug use allegation against Nana Addo. Sadly and unfortunately, most of them if not all, worsen the situation. For example, yesterday it was attributed t Gabby Okyere Darko that the reason why Nana did not go to court to pursue libel and defamation claim against those who made the allegation was that, the NPP had intelligence that NDC had lined up false witnesses who were prepared to go to court to testify that they used cocaine with Nana. What surprises me is, why could Nana or the NPP not rely on that intelligence at court to prove their case? Again, the NPP is full of seasoned lawyers and Barristers including Nana himeslf, so how come they could not prove in court that those NDC witnesses were liars? Strangely, just a couple of days ago, Nana has challenged those making the allegation to prove it with evidence or shut up, otherwise he would go to court. If Gabby's explanation is correct, then Nana's challenge is laughable because are those NDC false witnesses dead, have they given assurance to Nana and NPP that they would not give false witness at court this time and is Nana or NPP ready to use their intelligence in court to prove that the NDC witnesses are lairs?
Now, Arthur Kennedy is also claiming that the reason why Nana did not initially respond to the allegation was that he felt it was not important. Not important when he was standing for Presidential elections at the time? What an excuse? So when did the allegation become important? Then he claims Nana has no drug in his blood. When did he conduct blood test on Nana all this time that he is now making the results public? Please stop making the situation worst by offering reasons and manufacturing explanation because the more you offer, the more confused the situation becomes and that may give credence to the allegation. Can't NPP and NDC talk about more important issues that would bring development to Ghana? Those around Nana should stop attempting to defend Nana and let him speak for himself because some of the reasons they offer are insults to the intelligence of Ghanaians. They are hollow. Let's talk about something better.
Drug money 'tainting Ghana poll'
28 October 08 18:46 GMT
Ghana's election campaign could be tarnished by money from West African drug trafficking, an official has said.Kwesi Aning, head of research at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, said the "very fabric" of Ghanaian society was under threat.
His comments came as the UN warned in a report that West Africa risks becoming an epicentre for drug trafficking from South America to Europe.
Officials from West Africa are meeting in Cape Verde to discuss the problem.
Every year, at least 50 tonnes of cocaine from Andean countries are transported through West Africa towards Europe, where they are worth $2bn (£1.3bn), according to the UN.
The problem is getting worse, the UN says, with seizures of drugs representing the "tip of the iceberg".
The UN says that along with Guinea-Bissau, Ghana is a major hub through which cocaine enters the region.
Mr Aning said he was alarmed at the amount of money being splashed around in Ghana ahead of presidential elections on 7 December.
"Some of these guys were my mates in school and they were not too successful, and they've been in politics for less than 10 years," he told the BBC.
"You don't make that kind of money in 10 years."
He said he was talking about people "running for parliament, who are ministers, wanting to run for president".
"It's not only about politics or politicians, it's about the police service, it's about customs, it's about immigration, it's about the judiciary, it's about our traditional institutions," he said.
"What I'm saying is that the very fabric of Ghanaian society is under threat."
Ghana's politicians say they are determined to fight drug trafficking, but many question whether the political will exists in a society where corruption is a major problem, BBC West Africa correspondent Will Ross reports.
Mr Aning said political rhetoric needed to be followed by action, suggesting there should be more sniffer dogs and better exchanges of intelligence.
Ghana's interior ministry has so far declined to grant an interview on drug trafficking.
The head of the UN office on drugs and crime, Antonio Maria Costa, said the conference in Cape Verde was important in calling attention to "the work that's needed to protect these countries so as to protect Europe".
He said economic weakness of West African states allows traffickers to prosper, and that corruption was also a problem.
"Some of the political leaders, or members of families of political leaders, some of the high officials, including law enforcement are involved, or in any event turn a benign eye."
Another UN official, Antonio Mazzitelli, said that despite these weaknesses, some states had begun to respond.
Singling out Guinea-Bissau, he said that "drug traffickers are starting to consider a lot of other options on the West African coast".