Kufuor’s Confidant Drops Top Secret


Reveals Bad blood, Naked Ambition, Suggest Medical Conditions, Kufuor’s favorite preference

A truly trusted confidant of former President, John Agyekum Kufuor, has blamed the twice defeated presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo for the deep-seated friction between him and the ex-President.

Dr. Richard Winfred Anane, who is obviously aware of top secret that Nana Addo and his campaign team in 1998, approached party elders, including the late Bernard Da Rocha and the then party chairman, Samuel Odoi-Sykes to ask Kufuor to step down, although he had been voted as flagbearer to lead the NPP in the 2000 elections, spill the beans at the campaign launch of Alan Kwawdo Kyeremanten last Saturday.

Ironically, an ex-Mayor of Accra, Nii Adjiri Blankson, who is not closer to Mr. Kufuor, has asked NPP supporters to treat Dr. Anane’s comments as “a bag of rubbish.”

According to him, “Dr. Anane has lied and should be made to retract his attempts to undermine the Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo success train.”

Dr. Anane’s shocking comments, collapsed the claims of both President Kufuor and Nana Addo, who at separate times served as Justice Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister in the erstwhile NPP government that they enjoy the best of relationships as members of the same party.

Dr. Anane, enjoyed a very cozy relationship with ex-President Kufuor and was one of the powerful men in the then government.

When the ex-president, had problems with him having fathered a child with American lady Alexandra O’Brian, and had to resign as Minister of Roads and Transport, President Kufuor over a year kept that ministry intact for Dr. Anane, until he returned from a stage-managed court process that rendered a damning Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) verdict on him useless.

It is, however, unclear whether President Kufuor sanctioned his comments. But what is clear is that ex-President Kufuor, together with his then Chief of Staff, Kwadwo Mpiani, are not in support of Nana Addo, and never failed to painstakingly point out his weaknesses to people behind closed doors.

Dr. Anane at the campaign launch of Alan, blamed the two-time presidential candidate of the party, Nana Akufo-Addo for the friction between him and ex-President John Kufuor.

According to the measured talker, Nana Addo’s team obviously driven by naked ambition, approached the party leadership with the reason that John Kufuor was sick, therefore, leading the party with such a poor health condition, could have dire consequences, so he should be changed.

He mentioned that Da Rocha “sent them [Nana Addo’s team] from his home”, while Odoi-Sykes “just laughed it off.”
But speaking on Citi FM’s Eye Witness News on Monday, Adjiri Blankson, questioned the integrity of Dr Anane saying, “he knows what he is saying is a bag of rubbish. He knows it. And why should he even have the guts to implicate me. Is it because I am serving in some important position.

Why is this happening to us, senior members of the party, who should know better. You said this at the rally and then you carried it over the weekend and you expect me to keep quite when my name has been brought into disrepute.”

Adjiri Blankson, also described the allegation by Dr. Anane as callous and diabolical.

“I find such ugly and noisy aberration from Dr. Richard Anane simply as tired, confused and flaccid father, who forcibly wants to put his child to sleep by talking Anansesem stories”

“Dr. Richard Anane is a matured politician, who should know better, particularly with that singular opportunity he had to tell the much needed audience at Lapaz of the virtues and programme of his candidate and my good friend Alan, but wasted time lying and creating so much embarrassment to his team,” he said.

According to him, “Dr. Anane has lied and should be made to retract his attempts to undermine the Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo success train.”

The former Mayor, urged Dr. Anane to be circumspect and truthful in his comments on party matters.

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