As He Pushes Oppong Nkrumah’s Presidential Ambition
All is not well with the youth of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) with claims that some senior members in government are exploiting their proximity to President Akufo-Addo to prepare young, but ambitious boys to become presidents in the near future.
Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Marfo, has been accused of pushing every conceivable button to make Information Minister-designate, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah to be a future flagbearer of the NPP.
They cited the removal of Mustapha Hamid as Information Minister and Perry Okudzeto and the elevation of Oppong Nkrumah, as part of the grand agenda by the Osafo-Marfo group to position him as a future President, despite the sacrifices of other young party members.
According to the insiders, there was nothing wrong with the setup at the Ministry of Information under Mustapha Hamid, adding that the only problem at the time was that Mr Oppong Nkrumah, refused to be a team player, as he saw himself over and above other colleagues.
The Herald learnt that, although Mr Oppong Nkrumah, was to compliment media engagements of Mustapha Hamid, while Perry and others play operational roles at the Ministry, he refused to do so, and very often took up economic matters of which his knowledge was limited.
They argued that, aside the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, the ministry has Kwaku Agyeman Kwarteng, Abena Osei Asare and Charles Adu Boahen, as very vocal Deputy Ministers, who could communicate economic policies better.
They cited Kwaku Kwarteng, as one capable person who should have been allowed to communicate economic matters, instead of Oppong Nkrumah, always putting himself as the guy with the know how to do so.
To them, nothing will change about the government’s communication, until Mr Oppong Nkrumah, learnt to be humble and also be a team player.
Meanwhile, a write up obtained from the NPP, paints a bad picture of the party. It confirms the state of unhappiness within the party and how family members of the President, have hijacked the government and eating at the expense of all who fought to bring the party to power.
Top NPP supporters and strong members have held a meeting to vote against NPP coming 2020 if President Akuffo Addo contests the election mainly because he and his family have taken the party for granted. They behave as if the party or the government is their family property and 2016 election was won by their effort alone.
They want to control everything both small and big businesses throughout the country.
His appointment was done according to his personal interest without considering regional and tribal balance. Eastern region and his family alone has taken about 60percent of the appointees.
And still they control the remaining 40percent. If you are not part of their camp then Gabby otchere Darko sends the media to come after you and the will be your end. They will disgrace and sack you for nothing.
So to be safe in this government you have to take either Gabby otchere Darko, Nana Asante Bediatuo, Ken Ofori Attah, Bumpti Akuffo-Addo or Rebecca Akuffo Addo as your friend and you must behave like insane ready to be remotely controlled.
Unfortunately the President is solidly behind them to do all these things because they have been meeting every week to plan and strategise.
Both businessmen and individuals who helped them have been abandoned and treated with no respect.
Yes they are now taking everything and have become seriously rich overnight but they should remember that money alone does not win election. Honest Ex-President Mahamna had money and performed well considering the circumstances confronted with but his little mistakes sent him to opposition.
People especially Ashantis rejected their own Messiah Kuffour candidates and spent money and time to bring President Akuffo-Addo into power and he has soon forgotten thinking that his small small boys like Asensu Boakye and Abu Jinapo and co who had never seen $20,000 before but are now millionaire can advise him to succeed?
One region taking Finance ministry, road ministry, works and Housing, Attorney General, Defacto chief of staff (Gabby otchere Darko), Executive Secretary to the President, IGP, EC boss, Chief Justice, Senior Minister, Agric Minister (His mother is from Eastern region) etc. and countless Deputies ministers and CEOs.
We know that when this resolution gets to them they will use their social media and some of the stupid boys from Ashanti region to defend it by saying that it was created by NDC and so nobody should mind them.
If what we have decided is not the reality say it otherwise NPP let us show Akuffo-Addo and his family that we are wise especially Akans do not entertain nonsense. Giving this man 8 years to treat us like slaves with his big English threatening us but allowing his family to grab everything.
If we don’t advise ourselves President Akuffo-Addo and his family will bring disgrace upon the party. Look at the unprecedented poor performance of his government in the history of UP tradition. Everything free SHS. How much at all do we spend on free SHS?. Going round to meet chiefs is not the solution, they are wise so your deception cannot convince them.
Send the ungrateful Akyems to opposition in 2020 and look for a better candidate for 2024.
*Wise men in NPP*
15 September 2018