Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Kwame Okoampa has been invited into a forum discussing why disciplinary action should not be taken against him. By the powers bestowed upon me as the self-appointed moderator of this forum, I hereby order the callow professor of yellow journalism to appear before the Council of Elders here in the forum discussing:
"Is It Not Time For Akuffo Addo To Distance Himself From The Danquah Institute", Feature Article of Tuesday, 30 March 2010. Columnist: Mensah, Nana Akyea, The Odikro.
It would be recalled that in a feature article, "Who Are These “Parliamentarian Drivers”? By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D., Feature Article of Tuesday, 16 March 2010, the author made very disparaging remarks against Ghanaians and stated:
"I am glad that, finally, the Ivorians are beginning to assert their right of access and enjoyment of Ghana’s purportedly new-found oil wealth... It also didn’t quite make a lot of sense to me that an oil find that lay so dangerously close to Ghana’s border with Côte d’Ivoire would also have been so godlessly uncharitable as to neatly parcel itself out for the exclusive benefit and enjoyment of Ghanaians while the war-seasoned Ivorians continued to languish in penury." - "Who Are These “Parliamentarian Drivers”? By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D., Feature Article of Tuesday, 16 March 2010.
He went further to add:
"What is also wickedly fascinating is the sudden fit of alarm that seems to have gripped the hitherto light-headed Ghanaians. All of an auspicious sudden, it is beginning to home-in to these soft-headed, happy-go-lucky and good-natured “Niggers” that premature gloating over a pure gift of nature may yet turn out to be too good to be true. It was also rather fitfully amusing that some Ghanaians should already begin to be angrily chary of the Ivorians; and, indeed, the irony of it all is that these “Angernistas” are largely what one may aptly term as diehard “Nkrumacrats,” the fanatical disciples of modern Ghana’s first postcolonial premier. Dear reader, by now, it ought to be obvious to you what “Sremu Sei Nana” (The King of the Savannah’s Grandson) is getting at. And, of course, it is the stark fact that where “Black Gold” is concerned, pan-Africanism is only the dream of a hopeless lunatic."
Nana Akyea Mensah has taken a very strong objection to that and is asking for his removal from the Governing Board of the Danquah Institute, an Accra-based political think tank closely associated with the NPP Presidential front-runner, Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo. The action is also intended to put pressure on Akuffo Addo to distance himself from his insolent cousin if he wants to survive with Ghana and not the Ivoery Coast! We need a president who surrounds himself with the "right type of Ghanaians"! This invitation is to enable Okoampa to give reasons, if any, why disciplianary action should not be taken against him! I am proposing a political quarantine if he fails to apologize. I am suggesting the same measures against all those seen to be openly associated with him!
In the aftermath of the defeat of the NPP flag bearer by the NDC candidate, Professor Atta-Mills, Gabby Ochere-Darko tried to put some spin on it:
"The political opponents of the Danquah-Dombo-Busiasts have always been better at saying, “Ghanaians don't need a president who is arrogant and looks down on them. They need a president who stands up for them. One who feels their pain.” These words were successfully used against a man who for more than 30 years (more than any of his rivals in the 2008 contest) dedicated his time, money, energy and intellect to fighting for the cause of the masses – Nana Akufo-Addo, an Akyem aristocrat." (See: "Are Danquah-Busiasts Really Elitist?", by danquahinstitute.org, Wednesday, 18 November 2009.)
Next time around, we shall be attributing the reasons for the defeat of Ghana's next serial loser in town, Nana Akuffo Addo, to an old Apedwa proverb: "Certain 'Akyem aristocrats' of the same political feathers, flock together too much!"
"A word to the wise can never be enough; else there would be no fools, to begin with!"
- By: Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr. More Quotes | Submit a Quote
As I promised to Okoampa, here is the letter:
Author: Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odikro.
Date: 2010-03-30 06:39:03
Thank you. Page has been successfully sent to Kwame Okoampa Ahoofe, Jr..
Send the page: Is It Not Time For Akuffo Addo To Distance Himself From The Danquah Institute?
Friend's name: Kwame Okoampa Ahoofe, Jr.
Friend's email: email@example.com.
Your name: Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odikro.
Your email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your absence is being conspiciously felt in this forum! Why don't you come and explain why disciplinary action must not be taken against you by the black and proud, Pan-Africanists currently in session here?
Don't be afraid, we shall not eat you! Or is it to do with your sense of shame? That would be understandable! Trouble is if you shit on your neighbour's yard, you should put your shame aside and go and clean your shit! This is what I am asking you to do by appearing before the Sanhedrin! Is this too much to ask after calling us "Niggers"?
Cheers! Have a nice day, as you compose your resignation from the Danquah Institute. Do it before you are forced to go, if you want to save your face! I shall be looking forward to that! If you are too ashamed to appear in your name, you may use one of your usual monikers!
Please note that I shall be posting a copy of this invitation in the forum under my name!
Forward Ever! Backward Never!!!
Enjoy your day!
Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odikro.
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