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Friday, June 3, 2011

One Response to Why Kwesi Pratt Backs Mills

One Response to Why Kwesi Pratt Backs Mills

Why Rawlings Backs His Wife
Author: Nana Akyea Mensah
Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2011 18:10:00

Why Rawlings Backs His Wife

This is plain silly! The amount of chutzpah required to make such an utterance is remarkably impressive! If Kwesi Pratt Jnr., were to be opposed to Rawlings simply because of butter on his bread, why did he refuse Rawlins’ butter and go to prison seventeen times fighting his dictatorship? Mr. Kwame Wiafe, Augustus Owusu-Gyimah, Kwesi Pratt Jnr., and Akoto Ampaw made Adu Boahene the Chairman of the Movement for Freedom and Justice. They worked together for two years before there was any visible signs that the PNDC would be giving in to the popular demands of Ghana’s pro-democracy forces. After winning his party’s nomination as the NPP flag-bearer, we decide to visit Prof. Adu Boahehe’s house at the Airport Residential Area, to go and congratulate him.

It was a very familiar place. Some of us were even friends with his wife. There was always a bottle of “Castle Bridge” or some other “London Dry Gin” on the table. All you needed was a clean glass to help yourself. I always did! The conversations were always friendly, even when we felt that the Prof. was not pulling his weight enough.

A day or two after Adu Boahehe’s victory, upon arrival at his residence, even Kwesi Pratt Jnr was subjected to a body search for weapons before being allowed in to go and congratulate the Professor. It was very shocking and extremely disappointing. We all knew that Kwesi and Adu Boahene were not bossom friends, but to think that Kwesi would hide a weapon on himself to go and assassinate Adu Boahene was mind-blowing!

We continued to support Adu Boahene all the same, simply because, at that time the only thing that mattered for us was to prevent the (P)NDC from consolidating itself further in power. I met Kwesi in London just before the 2008 elections. We both agreed that it was very important for the NPP to leave the scene and not to consolidate its impunity and corruption and incompetence on Ghanaians.

These were followed up with public utterances by Mr. Pratt which coherently explained the basis of our principled stances on national issues. One thing about every genuine bastard who is greedy is that he thinks that everyone else is like him – a greedy bastard! Kwesi Pratt is never alone! We have clearly accounted for our political stances. They are very simple and straight to the point. This is not rocket science.

I am therefore very confident that the discerning public would correctly read in between the lines, and know without effort whose stomach sac interferes with his political allegiances? Is it the famous Amnesty International acclaimed “prisoner of conscience”, or Kofi Adams?

He even makes me laugh. I was arrested with Kwesi in 1992, and sent to the Accra Central Police station near the Ghana Cocoa Board Headquarters. It would be my first time in the hands of the Rawlings’ dictatorship. For Kwesi however, it was his seventeenth time! Is this idiot saying that his boss was arresting Kwesi in order to protect his pot belly?

Who is talking to protect his stomach here? One thing is clear. Considering the level of nonsense coming out of the Rawlings camp, President Mills is going to win massively. The spokesperson of the Rawlingstas has nothing sensible to say. We just have to put up with his comic relief until his boss comes down crushing!
Does this not somehow explain rather why Rawlings backs his wife!

Forward Ever! Backwards Never!!!


Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odikro

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