Emperor Akufo-Addo Needs Deliverance From Kweku Bonsam

President Nana Akufo-Addo and Kweku Bonsam President Nana Akufo-Addo and Kweku Bonsam

It is now clear even to the doubting thomases, who believe in giving the benefit of the doubt, that, we have lost president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Some of us, who have taken a keen interest in him long time ago, have long come to that conclusion, because never in the history of this country, have we seen a leader, who is so full of himself, and is verbal aggressive.

President Akufo-Addo, has become dangerous, which has affected his cognitive function, or his ability to process knowledge and thoughts.

It is trite to begin to question his mental fitness as regards his thought process. In the wake of many allegations of corruption in his administration and his utterances thereof, it is only fair to ask about the mental alertness of the Commander In Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces.

Akufo-Addo, is a tyrant. His need for attention, recognition, and adulation can't be denied. He keeps waxing in self praise, he cannot come to terms to the fact that, his government is the most corrupt in the history of this country.

Anytime, his attention is drawn to the evil being perpetrated by his appointees in his name, he feels pushed to the wall and in fighting back, he accuses everyone but himself. Self introspection is one attribute that the president does not have.

It is becoming somewhat an old hat to point out the inconsistencies in President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, vis-à-vis his pledges in the lead up to the 2016 general election.

At a meeting last year with the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference, At a meeting with the Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference at the Jubilee House on Friday, 4 August 2020, President Akufo-Addo not only said he was "very disturbed" by the ethnocentric tagging his ethnic group, but also said "that is the kind of language we don't want in our politics."

"Sometimes, one would hope when things come out, people will comment on them. The comment made by my opponent: 'Akyem Sakawa' people, I have not heard any public figure in this country or anybody comment on it."

"If I was to get up to make a comment about northerners or Gonjas, you can imagine the uproar that will be in the country," the President bemoaned.

Time indeed is not a good friend of man, this is the same man in the lead up to the 2016, accused his predecessor of a lot of things, without anyone calling him to order. Today, he feels he is above reproach, because he is up there and the rest of us are down below.

Ghana under Akufo-Addo, is rotten and the stench is suffocating, it is the reason why Civil Society Organisation, which otherwise will have supported him, are beginning to talk.

Not too long ago, Prof. Gyimah Boadi, who could no longer stand the corruption going on in the Akufo-Addo government, questioned the sincerity in the president's promise to fight corruption.

He responded to the call by the president for Ghanaians to be citizens, instead of spectators by calling on the president to walk his talk. Prof. Boadi, who could not understand the incessant attacks and the eventual axing of Daniel Domelevo from office said ", the order by the president was a huge dent on the president's anti-corruption credibility which he described as being in tatters.

"As for the President's credibility in terms of anti-corruption, I am afraid to say it is in tatters. It has been in tatters for a while but this puts a nail in the coffin. I see Domelevo as a victim of well-orchestrated actions by individuals who are government officials and by state institutions," Prof. Gyimah-Boadi said in a radio interview.

The emperor, who abhors criticism fired back at Prof. Boadi, a livid president stated that "It is, thus, very disappointing to hear a very senior and otherwise distinguished member of civil society make such loose and thoughtless statement like the President's credibility on anti-corruption is in 'tatters' and 'has been in tatters for a while,' and that the compulsory retirement of Mr Domelevo puts nail in the coffin of the President's credibility."

According to the Presidency "such statements are not based on facts and driven likely by emotions. The fact is that the President's credibility on anti-corruption is unmatched and no amount of misconceived opinions can change that."

On Wednesday August 18, characteristics of an Emperor, at a meeting with CSOs led by the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) and allied National Civil Society groups working on governance issues, the president lost his cool once again and took issues with their work, accusing them of having worked against his reelection bid.

According to him "I think, also, there are some things that none of us can overlook: the highly-politicised atmosphere in which many of these accusations are raised in Ghana".

"Some of you even, some of the CSOs are privy to and complicit [of], where the line between them being independent commentary and being politically-related commentary, is very very thin and, in many many cases, there are lines that are, in fact, crossed", the president complained.

He continued, "there are civil society organisations that mounted campaigns to make sure that I did not continue to sit in this seat".

"I don't know, for myself, I think that there are a lot of objective people that will appreciate the positions that I take", the president posited.

Akufo-Addo indulged the work of these same CSOs when it benefited him, but now he sees them as anti his government.

It is Only in Ghana and at this time of our nation's history, would a shameless and incorrigible dictator like Nana Akufo-Addo, will line up Civil Society Organizations and accuse them of being bias.

Of all leaders, we have had since Independence and here, it includes all the military heads of State, Akufo-Addo is the most hypocritical and hypercritical. Akufo-Addo, suffers from the excessive need to be seen and heard.

Akufo-Addo, is the typical dictator, who never confronts his demons and admit his failures. He will rather externalize blame and sell himself as the solution.

Source: www.theheraldghana.com/Abdul Razak Bawa