Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I just cannot help listening Kwesi Pratt Jnr., the Managing Editor of the pro government newspaper, The Insight on Peace FM every Tuesdays.
He has turned into defending Professor Mills and Kofi Adams, aide to Rawlings put him right when he said his attacks and lying behaviors on President Rawlings must stop.
“So this lying behavior of Kwesi Pratt and to denigrate the Former President, because of the truth that he is saying which is pinching some people who have turned themselves into political parasites who are attaching their mouths to politicians should stop”, says Kofi Adams

He continued “he has his CPP, what has happened to the CPP, has he been able to organize the CPP and has he been able to organize his constituency too, we have our party and feel we want to re-structure our party so he should leave us as NDC people and focus on organizing his CPP”.

This happened just this morning on Accra based Peace 104.3 fm this morning! Enjoy reading but it was written earlier though.

President Professor John Evans Atta Mills is suffering from the continuous and ceaseless barbs of the man who plucked him from academic obscurity and set him off on the road to the presidency and political recognition. For now, however, he is not man enough to come out and stand toe-to-toe with his political mentor.About a month ago, I read with great interest the front page story of the pro-government Insight newspaper edited by Mr. Kwesi Pratt Jnr, and I found myself grinning from ear to ear about the sentiments expressed therein. I thought to myself; some people are too smart for their own good! Linking one to one, I could not help but laugh to myself about what is unfolding!
President Professor Atta Mills is beginning to feel the heat from the continuous barbs that Rawlings has been throwing his way, but unfortunately, it seems that for now he is not man enough, or that he lacks the bones’ to stand up to Rawlings and say that enough is enough!Since Atta Mills took over the administration of this country, I can count at least six separate instances when he has attracted the ire of his political mentor. According to Rawlings, Mills is too slow, he has surrounded himself with mediocre people, he is not looking after the ‘cadres’ of the revolution, he is allowing his officials to steal, and many more!
It would seem that at every turn, Rawlings has taken every opportunity to throw insults at Mills. In response, Atta Mills has shown commendable forbearance, but it would seem that Rawlings would just not let go! Like a bull-dog, he has been at it, taking bites out of Mills whenever the opportunity presents itself! It is in the light of the foregoing that I found the publication on the front page of the Insight newspaper yesterday, titled ‘Trouble In NDC?’ as being especially interesting.
First and foremost, the Insight newspaper of late has carved a niche for itself as a deeply friendly to the ruling NDC. Indeed, it spends much more time attacking the opposition and pandering the virtues of government than is seemly for a newspaper, particularly one edited by such a vociferous ‘crusader’ like Mr. Pratt.

The headline, ‘Trouble In NDC?’ seems more like one that I would cast on the front page of this newspaper, than one that Mr. Pratt would cast for his paper, yet there it was!
The answer, of course, can be found in the fact that Mr. Pratt is deeply friendly towards President Atta Mills, and vice versa. Both are Fantis, and one must read and hear some of the fawning proclamations of Mr. Pratt on Mr. Mills in recent times to understand where Pratt’s newspaper is coming from. It exists to protect Atta Mills! Again, Mr. Pratt has become a regular part of the entourage of Mr. Mills. At most public functions that the President attends, one would most likely see Mr. Pratt somewhere in the entourage, masquerading as a press man.
I, of course, am not deceived. He is there to protect Mills and to do presidential hatchet jobs where necessary, and that is exactly the light under which yesterday’s publication falls.What did the story say?

According to the publication, should sober heads in the NDC fail to act decisively and quickly, there could be an earthquake in the party sooner than later. According to the Insight, there is a huge conspiracy to undermine President Atta Mills, because some people are conspiring to ensure that he is a one-term president. In this direction, they are feverishly looking for a new presidential candidate for 2012, and their antics are being encouraged by the talk of Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, former President and founder of NDC, who has often publicly criticized the Mills Administration.
According to the publication, Mr. Rawlings seems to be mobilizing cadres of the party against the President, and it is hinted, deeply, that the anti-Mills coalition might even be plotting to bring up for attention the over-flogged issue of Mills’ health. The story is written by one my friend Livingston Charlie, but given Mr. Mills association with Mr. Pratt, and the latter’s close affinity for the NDC created by Rawlings, I have grave doubts as to whether such a publication would have seen the light of day, if powerful people, specifically Mills or people close to him were not worried enough about Rawlings’s antics to react!

Mills is fighting back at Rawlings, but for now, he apparently is too afraid to engage in a frontal attack, and is hoping that with his snide hints in the Insight edited by his friend Pratt, leading figures in the NDC would take the hint and act accordingly by attempting to rein in Rawlings!What I fear, though, is that Rawlings is highly unlikely to take the hint, and even if he takes the hint, to ignore it, which brings up the scintillating possibility that one day soon, Mills would say that enough is enough and come out swinging, with no gloves on!I can’t wait for that day!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Alhaji Baba Jamal bin Jihadist Weeps for Failing to Snatch the Akwatia Parliamentary Seat

Baba Jamal of the NDC is a born-to-lose Parliamentary aspirant. This young man typifies the untoward characteristics of his boss Jerry John Rawlings.
He has never impressed me as a sincere guy in any of his discourses, be they at the Peace FM morning Kookrokoo programme, or, at Akwatia as a jihad instigator.

He makes me wonder if he is truly a lawyer by profession. Or, is it the nature of the Ghanaian politics that has done his head in, making him such an unintelligent mischievous NDC hoodlum? How on earth can such a person who does not cogitate about issues before declaring his views be appointed a Regional Deputy Minister?

What good did Agya Atta see in him before conferring this big post on him? Anyway, birds of the same feathers flock together. Gangsterism is the trademark designation of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). They seem to be a grouping of thugs judging by the unscrupulous behavior of most of those belonging in that party. Their actions simply nauseate me. They make me sick and puke.What does Alhaji Baba Jamal bin Jihadist mean; an inquisitive mind may wish to know? It simply means Alhaji Baba Jamal is the son of a Holy War warrior. Jihad in Islam is "A Muslim holy war or spiritual struggle against infidels".

It may have various interpretations but the present day Islamic fanatics of whom Alhaji Baba Jamal bin Jihadist is not an exception, understand it to mean waging a war to main and kill those they disdain. Who are these political or religious unbelievers that he had intended to wage holy war against?

Was he directing it at the NPP sympathizers that Rawlings, himself and almost all the NDC’s see as enemies worth lynching? Baba should please spare us this cane or rod of nonsense. It is a shame on him to have tried but failed to manipulate some NDC simpletons to proceed on a war path to wrongly help him usurp the Akwatia Parliamentary seat.

I have always been pondering over why Baba Jamal doesn't want to be his own man. He is always acting in a manner that will make Rawlings admire him. No wonder it said, "Like father, like son". I will say he is just a waste of time and space at his current post should my opinion be sought on his credibility, competency and honesty as a Deputy Minister. His current position is incumbent upon him to accept everyone regardless of their political affiliation and persuasion as a human being worth treating fairly. It is therefore not good enough for my compatriot Jamal to entreat fellow Muslim brothers and the inhabitants of Akwatia and its environs to proceed on jihad. Is he seeking to fuse State and religion together? There should be a separation between both when doing politics.I pray Baba listens to me in good faith before people pile up pressure on "His Excellency, President "Asomdwehene" Fiifi Evans Atta Mills to relieve him of his current post. We need unifiers but not dividers to help turn around the Ghanaian politics and the economy for the better. A word of advice to Baba Jamal is sufficient. In unity we stand; divided we fall. Ghana is for all Ghanaians without any specifications or exemptions. Therefore be warned, those politicians who for their selfishness and pretences, seek to draw a wedge between peace loving Ghanaians. They will be shamed. Their nefarious activities are they committed nocturnally or in broad daylight will be exposed with the passage of time.