Kweku Baako Jnr Is My Man of 2018; He Is The Defender-In-Chief Of Akufo-Addo



The man has not only succeeded in chasing Mustapha Hamid out of office, he has succeeded in making his claim as the Defender-In-Chief of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

His words run faster than Usain Bolt, his documents are more than that of the Bond of 1844 document.

I, however, like him for one thing, he has never hidden his disdain towards the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its founder, Jerry John Rawlings.

I’m tired of Kweku Baako telling us how we have to make an altar of thanksgiving for President Akufo-Addo, without whom we might now have been paying for the air we breathe.

He can praise and defend the president till thy kingdom come, but is important for him to know that, Akufo-Addo, did not do us any favour by becoming president.

Kweku Baako, have helped Akufo-Addo to get to power, it is like giving him and a wife and still performs his conjugal duties for him.

In life loyalty is very important, only few people will stay true to you, whether win or lose; they will jealousy guard their affiliation towards you.

Mr Baako, since 2008, openly declared for candidate Akufo-Addo, this is despite the fact that, his father’s party, the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), had a formidable candidate—Paa Kwesi Nduom.

He is one of the fine gentlemen of the press, he has over the years, exemplified the beauty of journalism: he is diligent and adept with radically intelligent views about public and government affairs.

Today, when he is expected to stick to his true self of holding government’s accountable, Mr Baako, is now like the image maker of President Akufo-Addo.

I never thought this day will come, a day I will lose faith in my idol, but as they say, life is such a mystery indeed.

According to Albert Einstein, any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves

The praises being showered on Akufo-Addo by Mr Baako, simply means the man is failing.

Journalists are supposed to be the voice of conscience, but the day journalism is deployed for propaganda at a price, is the day the society, will fall apart.

Gradually we are getting there, we have reposed so much confidence in some people to hold our governments accountable and keep them on their toes, but often what we see is that, their position differs, depending on which political party is in power.

The New Patriotic Party is a formidable party, the party has a communication outfit, with members scattered across the length and breadth of the country.

The party is in government and has all the agencies of state at its disposal, the Information ministry, has one of the finest in our generation in the person of Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, yet Mr Baako, is the one whose voice is loudest.

He is a one-man thousand, he is no longer bothered about the tag of neutrality, he is on a frolic to defend this government, no matter what.

This government has goofed more than any government since 1992, when we ushered in the fourth republican dispensation, instead of Mr Baako standing up and be counted, he will defend the rots to the hilt.

To be honest, sometimes I don’t even him at all, his views has always been the icing on the cake. We will be fed half-baked stories, the facts of the issue, lost in presentation, more doubts created in the minds of people, until Mr Baako speaks.

He always brings the matter home, he will demystify it, explain it better than even those who deliberated and took a decision, he has documents more than even government officials, and my goodness, he sounds convincing anytime you listen to him.

I wonder how much he is paid for that service, if president Akufo-Addo, wants to make some savings, I think he should disband the communication outfit of the party, as well as the Information Ministry, because Mr Baako alone come in handy.

As it was in 2017, so is it in 2018, and will be in 2019 and 2020, when we go to the polls again to decide the fate of president Akufo-Addo.

As we inch closer to the end of the year, I think Mr Baako deserves commendation for remaining true to his friend and his government. I cannot but admire his sense of loyalty, most importantly he has learnt and understands politics more than anyone, I have met.

He understands that, It is not the control of the presidency but making oneself politically indispensable (or at least creating the impression of indispensability) to the person that occupies the presidency that represents the best, most rewarding political investment.


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