It’s Too Late For Akufo-Addo To Acknowledge Kufuor’s Gesture—GAKE

The new pressure group, Get Alan Kyerenaten Elected (GAKE) has taken note of Nana Akufo-Addo’s press release on his alleged strained relations with His Excellency, John Agyekum Kufuor. In a statement published in the media on May 31, 2014, Nana Addo has taken Ghanaians by surprise for coming out to say that Kufuor supported his bid as the NPP Flagbearer for 2008 and 2012 presidential elections.

Although, Nana failed to disclose the specifics of the support he received from Kufuor, GAKE would like to commend Nana Addo for coming out to ‘rubbish’ the allegations his loyalists have been churning out since time immemorial. GAKE, however believes that Nana’s statement has come in too late looking at the number of years that Kufuor had been denigrated by Nana Addo’s sympathisers. But, as the adage says; “better late than never”.

As known to all Ghanaians, former president Kufuor, together with Alan Kyerematen, Otumfuo, Afari Gyan, John Mahama, Justice Atuguba, and NPP Polling Agents have all been accused at one point or the other by Akufo-Addo’s loyalists for his failure to become Ghana’s president. Some of Nana’s supporters nearly used force to prevent the former president from attending the inaugural ceremony of president John Mahama on January 7, 2013.

Just a couple of days ago, the very man who led a group to Kufuor’s residence to keep him indoors, Hopeson Adorye, a mole in NPP, was on Montie FM in Accra to state that Kufuor’s ‘wicked’ policies led to Nana Addo’s defeat in Election 2008. This statement by Hopeson Adorye, the man who was hauled before the Supreme Court last year for his loose talks, was never condemned by Nana Addo. It is also alleged that Nana Addo is behind the formation of Crusaders of Nana Akufo-Addo (CONAA), a group whose main objective is to ‘crush’ any NPP member who expresses divergent view to Akufo-Addo’s candidature in the upcoming NPP primaries.

Having failed to show appreciation to Kufuor in public for the massive investment made towards Nana Addo’s campaigns in 2008 and 2012, GAKE is more concerned about the timing of Nana Addo’s appreciation. Why has it taken Nana Addo so long a time to set the records straight on his perceived strained relations with Kufuor? And how does his publication erode the negative impression people have had on the man who made Nana Addo the Minister of Attorney-General and Justice, and Minister of Foreign Affairs in Ghana? “Mpanin se, de3 ntoa aduru no, nsan nnuru ho”.

As a result, GAKE is of the view that, Nana Addo is just pretending to show love to Kufuor with the view to courting public sympathy as they have been doing of late against GAKE and Alan Kyerematen. But, as readers would recall, Nana Addo pretended to love the ordinary Ghanaian or look ordinary and sat in a trotro, ate kenkey and drank sachet water in public, but these couldn’t translate into the much-needed electoral victory for our beloved party. Neither did the NPP see the political significance of his much-touted popularity, experience, marketability, and excellent public life.

GAKE thus sees that, pretending to love John Agyekum Kufuor (JAK the first), John Alan Kyerematen (JAK the second), Paul Afoko, the man who was nearly lynched by Akufo-Addo’s loyalists, and Kwabena Agyepong will not make any positive political impact on him, as far as the NPP primaries is concerned. The die is already cast! Change is coming in December and NPP delegates are poised to make the last change in leadership.

GAKE wishes to state that, it wouldn’t come as a surprise, if Ghanaians woke up one day and Nana Akufo-Addo announces that, he has better relations with Alan, Afari Gyan, Otumfuo, Mahama, and Atuguba, and that all the afore-mentioned personalities supported him in both 2008 and 2012 general elections.

GAKE finally thinks that it has been vindicated by Nana Addo’s publication that he genuinely lost both elections, and needs to be changed as the flag-bearer. This is because, if indeed, former president Kufuor supported Nana Akufo-Addo as he claims today, but still lost to a younger, and caretaker president who campaigned for only three months, then there is severe danger ahead of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2016, should Kufuor’s age hinder his support for Nana Addo.

Well, unless the NPP wishes to endorse Mahama’s mandate in

2016, it is better for all the NPP delegates who have the party at heart to join GAKE and make sure Alan, the “humble giant” becomes the next NPP flagbearer. For, John Alan Kyerematen is poised to stop or catch the so-called ‘thief’ who has been ‘stealing’ elections for John Rawlings, John Kufuor, John Mills, and John Mahama, but not for Nana Akufo-Addo on three occasions (run-off included) may be because Nana is not John. On this note, GAKE urges Nana Addo to issue similar statement regarding Alan’s contribution to the 2008 and 2012 electioneering campaigns.

GAKE, one more change for power!
Katakyie Kwame Opoku Agyemang
(National Coordinator – 0202471070/0547841100/[email protected])

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