Mustapha Hameed writes:
Today at the NDC rally in Kumasi, I heard the most despicable thing ever said on a political platform. I’ve been thinking about it all day.
So Koku Anyidoho went on stage, took the mic and screamed to the crowd.
“When I say Dr. Bawumia, you say mutum banza”
He went on: “Dr. Bawumiaaaaaaaa”
The crowd: “Mutum banzaaa”
He repeated several times and the crowd screamed back.
NB: Mutum banzaa means useless man
I have no comment for now.
The foregone constitutes a reaction somewhat from Mustapha Hameed about the uncouth deputy general secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) doing what he knows how to do best-insults which do not fit his targets and smelly propaganda.
Mustapha was not the first to react to the despicable conduct from a man who ironically sees himself as a responsible politician, a role model for the younger generations. Really? Blimey hell no!
It is characters like this who make civil society entities like the Media Foundation For West Africa busy: their utterances too obscene to let go without being recorded as case studies.
Many put off their sets when he is invited to react to political developments as means of expressing their opprobrium to the nuisance.
If Mustapha Hameed withholds his comments in reaction to Koku Anyidohu’s imbecility at a National Democratic Congress (NDC) rally in Kumasi recently, it is understandable. One’s upbringing determines their public utterances and we have no doubt in our minds that the typical Ghanaian discipline etched in him in his formative years in an Islamic setting have informed his decision to avoid a descent into the gutter with a man who belongs there anyway.
Nincompoops are born not fashioned by society: no matter their degree of education, decency and commonsense will always elude them.
Koku has lost these two ingredients and so remains a nuisance in his public interactions and to civil members of his party.
Koku Anyidohu chose the Hausa word ‘mutuminbanza’ to describe Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to wit ‘a useless man’. Whoever thought Koku, the Hausa word because he was in a predominantly Hausa-speaking suburb of Kumasi did him more harm than good: that person has opened up the ‘masiachi’ and ‘daniska’ to public ridicule and attacks.
Fortunately, Dr. Bawumia is neither a ‘mutuminbanza’ nor ‘masiachi.’
For someone who is a byword for everything but decent and civil, Koku should not be the one to use that word on an illustrious son of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
Even Asiedu Nketia who is not used to acknowledging good persons and things, has publicly pointed at the enviable standing of Dr. Bawumia.
He reportedly stated in his usual propaganda that Dr. Bawumia’s success is attributable to the NDC which made it all possible: Asiedu has subtly doffed his hat for Dr. Bawumia’s achievements.
The footprints of Dr. Bawumia in local politics are remarkable.
Deep in his heart, Koku appreciates it but in his quest to be relevant in a party in which he is but an orphan owing to the death of his former boss under mysterious circumstances, he has chosen such unguarded remarks to push his agenda.
We are not surprised to hear the bull whose love for China shops has become household knowledge: he lands in there and breaks everything delicate with a characteristic recklessness.
We long to see how he interacts with Dr. Ekwow Spio Garbrah, his party colleague whose PhD he rubbished with palpable jealousy. How time flies. Those were the days when his boss was alive.
‘Spio Garbrah my foot’ is still fresh in the memories of Ghanaians.
President John Mahama might for political convenience just manage Koku, who incessantly stabbed him in the back when he was Vice President.
Seeking relevance in a party where one is near irrelevant, having lost a towering godfather, is a Herculean task.
The ‘attack Bawumia’ template now in use in the NDC is laughable. Koku ‘masiachi’ is an indisputable fact.