By Jonathan Mercer Ricketts, Saltpond
Happy New Year, Hon Ablakwa Okudzeto
Promise me that you will learn to keep your mouth shut in 2023. You talk too much. What do you do to a cook who cannot cook well? You sack him. What do you do to a teacher who cannot teach well? You sack the teacher. What do you do to a President who cannot lead his country very well? You vote him out! That was the result of Ghanaians who voted in 2016 and 2020. If I recall correctly, Prof. Kwamena Ahwoi’s book, “Working with Rawlings,” had a foreword written by Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang.
The book described you as a serpent sent by a Godfather who was used as a cyber rascal against the late Former President and Founder of the NDC. President Jerry John Rawlings per your denial the book is riddled with “factual errors”, and was forwarded by your Godmother who you happened to serve under as a Deputy Minister of Education under the John Mahama administration. She saw your name in the process of reviewing the book. She also doubled as National Democratic Congress (NDC) running mate and accepted the role as a reviewer.
She knows you very well. You were also part of her campaign team. Professor (Mrs.) Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, PhD/FGA, Chancellor-Women’s University in Africa, President and Africa Board Chair – FAWE , Minister of Education under President John Dramani Mahama, and Ghana’s first female Vice Chancellor of a public university in Ghana “Adwoa Yankey ” I groomed babies with sharp teeth to ‘tame’ Rawlings. Professor Kwamena Ahwoi revealed in his book Working with Rawlings that he groomed some young members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to ‘tame” the party’s founder, Jerry John Rawlings. He narrated that his strategy was for those he groomed, which included you, Ablakwa, and others, to attack Jerry John Rawlings anytime he criticized late President Atta-Mills while he was in office. The reviewer knew you didn’t respect her, so she continued with her review. When William Shakespeare, the great English playwright, talked about the evil that men do, he was referring to the nature of evil and the principle of retribution, as being universally applicable to all human societies and across history. One of the key components of retributive justice is confession, the practice of which varies, depending on the peculiarities of a given culture. You saw Professor Jane Nana Opoku Agyeman as a running mate to your so-called unopposed presidential candidate for 2024 in your wildest dreams. And John Mahama will automatically win the NDC flagbearer race. so that you can remote-control her once again.
The pedigree of Dr Kwabena Duffuor cannot be contested when it comes to economic success under the late President Mills in Ghana. Truth Stands. Ablakwa, you are the physical equivalent of using a ladder to climb to the rooftop and then mischievously kicking the ladder out of the way. That way other people are deprived of using that ladder successfully.
The NDC Is looking for a vibrant voice to build a virile democracy. The NDC cannot move forward. Dr. Kwabena Duffuor wants to lead what I call a critical mass of committed people, and come rain, come shine they are committed. With that, you can make the NDC. What do you do in Parliament? A Populist. Rather advise John Mahama to look at writing a new book or sharing his continuous experience in the 2nd and 3rd editions of his books or lobby for an international assignment in the next ten years -JICA, ILO ,UN, WORLD BANK, ECOWAS, EU , ADB OR, or would it not be more profitable like or an international teaching and speaking engagements. Advise him to move on and not look back. His name will be written in Gold and in the sands of Time. Don’t mislead him. Remember John Mahama lost the Ghanaian election in 2016. For the first time, a Ghanaian president failed to win the popular vote whilst contesting again. It’s a landmark for democracy, but where did it all go wrong for John?
John Mahama has earned the dubious distinction of being the first president in Ghanaian history to lose an election while he was a candidate. In many ways, John was the architect of his downfall. He made critical mistakes that turned the public and his allies against him. The Kwesi Botwe report tells it all. You are just a puppet in politics. Professor Kwamena Ahwoi has stated this in his book. book. The power grabbers have demystified themselves politically. But tell them that they have one choice for redemption. Accept that the verdict of the power grabbers in the NDC are dead politically, probably forever, it’s time you however accept, no matter your choice, is whatever one sows, he reaps. Humiliation has become a culture in NDC and there’s nothing he or anybody can do about it except God intervenes. Could Jerry Rawlings have cursed the NDC for humiliating him in a party he founded, or could the NDC have been cursed by the God whom they called upon to guide it in its spiritual regeneration?
2024 is the exit of the NDC’s power grabbers, who have become uncomfortable with the amount of help Dr. Kwabena Duffuor has exuded in the party. The power grabbers get irritated when another politician throws more weight into their domain than them. They are often governed by an inferiority complex, and the best way to overcome opposing politicians is to humiliate them. Former President Rawlings suffered as a result of their actions. Today, you bite everyone with your tongue. You are a better Insulter-in-Chief. The book declared you and your team heroes for humiliating former President Rawlings. I shall be back. I don’t fear Cyber Bullies