In view of the ongoing Woyomegate brouhaha, I will like to revisit an article I wrote three years ago.
Your irrepressible Earth Angel Gabriel has northern blood flowing through his veins and as such I know what any man from the north can do. If a northerner tells you to dare him, you better dare not because he might have a sharp machete hidden in his smock. When a typical northerner is pushed to the wall and he reaches the end of human endurance, he resists violently. A typical northerner is honest, hardworking and guards his integrity like the way eagles guard their newly-hatched eaglets.
If you try to take the honesty and integrity of a northerner for granted, you are doomed. That is why in the olden days they were so trusted that if anyone wanted the services of a watchman, a northerner was preferred. In the military, they excelled during the Congo War because as others ran for cover when a battalion was under attack, the typical northerner surged forward, firing his machine gun, bugudaam, bugudaam, bugudaam.
In the case of Mr Martin Amidu, he has no machine gun but what is in his hand is mightier than the sword or machine gun. He has a trenchant pen and a legal brain. He is also principled and knows what he is doing. The upstarts in the NDC better behave because when the going was tough during the PNDC era, Martin Amidu, a dyed-in-the-wool cadre, was in the thick of events. Indeed, when the NDC was being conceived and delivered, this crusading anti-corruption learned lawyer was there. Today, the food has been well cooked and is ready to be eaten so some greedy bastards are sitting by the dining table eating with both hands. This is what seems to make Martin boil with anger.
If Lawyer Martin Amidu had participated in the Congo War, he would have been decorated with several medals for his bravery and love for the country. When he issued his first gargantuan press release, I feared for his life but when he followed it with more thought-provoking releases, my fear was assuaged as it dawned on me that after all, Martin is a northerner who will not allow any Jupiter to trample on his hard won reputation. President Mills is in big trouble because he cannot dare Martin the Citizen Vigilante.
The man has thrown a gauntlet and somebody must pick it. He has dared the Chief of Staff to publish some letters he had written to him and yours sincerely would like to use this medium to appeal to the Chief of Staff to publish the letters or resign. He calls the Chief of Staff a coward, which to me could mean a bootlicker. You see, this Woyome thing has become an albatross hanging around the neck of the president and as much as he tries, he cannot remove it.
My cherished reader, let us look at the scenario together so that at the end of the day you and I will come to a collective conclusion as to who should be blamed. The executive president of Ghana ordered on two occasions that the Woyome judgment debt should not be paid. On all these occasions, the order was thrown to the dogs and the former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, Madam Betty Mould-Iddrisu, rather ordered the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr Kwabena Duffour, to pay the money. When the cat was let out of the bag, the Deputy Attorney-General, Mr Ebo Barton-Odro, came out boldly to tell the people of Ghana that the government had no case and that Mr Woyome deserved the money. Then the Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr Alex Sebgefia, also jumped into the arena to defend Mr Woyome, followed by some government spin doctors. Along the way, Kennedy Agyapong, the whistle blower, kept the heat on as he hopped from one radio station to the other sensitising Ghanaians to stand up and be counted since the whole thing was a total rip-off.
Then a Citizen Vigilante called Martin Amidu, who was the newly-appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, went behind the door to publish the whole mess, calling it a gargantuan fraud. The executive president, who was out of the country, flew in to tell Ghanaians that he had ordered EOCO to wade into the matter, and went further to surprisingly tell the good people of this country that he was not so much concerned about who received the money but those who caused the debt.
As the fire kept burning, a former President of Ghana, Mr John Agyekum Kufuor, came out to tell the citizenry that his government did not sign any contract with Mr Woyome. A confused nation waited and watched as the government jumped from one conspiracy theory to the other, trying desperately to do some damage control to no avail. Then EOCO came out to recommend the arrest of Mr Woyome and it was done in Rambo style. Some former ministers were also invited by the police and were later set free.
Citizen Vigilante Amidu prepared fresh charges and hauled Woyome to court to retrieve the colossal sum of money but before he could go further, we woke up one morning to hear that the Citizen Vigilante himself had been dismissed for allegedly misconducting himself at the Castle, where a meeting was called to discuss the issue. That was the beginning of the opening of pandora’s box. Since his so-called dismissal, the man has not rested on his oars. As if possessed by an ancestral spirit, Martin Amidu has ignored all the threats and continues to release salvos, even accusing the sitting president of trying to cow the judiciary because he is involved in the rip-off. And so as it stands now, the case continues while the people still find it difficult to get three square meals a day and the price of cement keeps soaring day by day. So my dear reader, have you seen where we stand as a nation? As we continue to grapple with the Woyome jigsaw, the Construction Pioneers dole out stares us in the face as we head towards election 2012 in December.
In the face of all this mess and confusion, the contract killings candidate Mills promised would become a thing of the past have resurfaced in God’s own country. Businessmen, medical doctors, policemen, farmers and a cross-section of people have been killed under mysterious circumstances as the security forces look on, unable to stop the contract killers. Candidate Mills came to power on the wings of fighting armed robbery and even assured Ghanaians that now that he had been sworn in as the president of Ghana, we will go to bed without thinking of armed robbers. Mr Mills, would you please stand up and tell us what you have done so far to make us go to bed without fear of being attacked by armed robbers? This president has hoodwinked Ghanaians and the only thing we can do to him is to show him the exit come December.
On two occasions, President Mills offered himself to be searched at the Kotoka International Airport to show an example that he would not countenance drug trafficking. Gullible as we were, we clapped for him because no president had ever done that. After offering himself to be searched on two occasions, he has this time refused to offer himself to be searched. Should we say that now that he goes through the VVIP lounge without offering himself to be searched, he has some cocaine or heroin on him? And since Mr John Mahama, the Vice President has never offered himself to be searched at the airport, should it be construed that he always carries drugs when travelling? In the run-up to the 2008 general elections, Mills and his cohorts disturbed our ears with the issue of cocaine so much so that a day never passed without Mills and his pathological liars telling us that the NPP people were cocaine dealers. Today, the cocaine business is booming more than ever. The largest seizure of cocaine sent from Ghana to Germany happened in Mills’ era.
Christina And Bawumia: Two Of A Kind
When the running mate of Nana Akufo-Addo delivered his Ferdinand Ayim lectures bastardising the government’s propaganda that all was well with the economy, Armageddon nearly happened in Ghana. NDC hoodlums who call themselves communicators went into the gutters to smear the gentleman with dirt. But when Christina Daseking of the International Monitory Fund looked Mills in the face and told him that the economy of Ghana was sick and that the high cost of living in Ghana was worrisome, these so-called communicators could not get enough balls to take the lady on. But can they dare the Bretton Woods Institution? Or maybe they fear a white lady! And where are those loudmouths who were condemning Bawumia? No wonder the sages say he who laughs last laughs the longest. So Dr Bawumia, continue to laugh till you reach the Jubilee House, where you and Nana will dwell very soon.
Source: Eric Bawah/Daily Guide
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