Thanks for clarifying the recent alleged assault on the Daily Guide's photo-journalist - supposedly by agents of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), but it now turns out, if we are to believe the National Security Coordinator, Lt Col Dovlo-Lartey's account, that the account by the Daily Guide, of that day's events, are not borne out by the actual facts on the ground, of what actually transpired that day - for all Ghanaians.
If it is true that she actually subsequently later appeared on television in torn clothes - as 'proof' of their version of events on the day in question, then it is worth the True Statesman pursuing that story further - in my humble opinion - as they have, in effect, more or less fooled all Ghanaians.
It will be worthwhile telling the whole nation precisely how that appearance on Metro TV came about and what their motivation was for that torn-clothes-falsehood - in the light of the version recounted to the nation by the national security coordinator.
Opanin, perhaps you can pursue that interesting angle - as it will reveal the underhand and unethical ethos that underpins much of the work of the NPP's rented-media?
In their own interest, your pro-NDC media friends should start wearing Martin Amidu's "rented media" label with pride - instead of being furious about it.
They will find that if they were to do so, it would quickly take the pleasure out of using it, for the NPP propagandists' - who are now busy milking it, for all it is worth.
If your NDC "rented-media" friends are wise, henceforth, they should simply say in response, whenever the NPP's propagandists taunt them with it, by saying something along these lines: "Massa, the NDC's 'rented-media' does exactly the same thing the NPP's 'rented-media' does for the NPP."
They can add further to that, with something like this, for example: "The NPP's 'rented-media', Ghanaians will recall, met at the Highgate Hotel, in Asylum Down, not too long after the NPP lost power - presumably to plot how to fight and defeat the new Mills regime. We have all since seen the results of that meeting - in their many half-truths and endless dissimulation: for the past three and a bit years."
They can then end the interaction, perhaps by saying, for example: "We wear the Hon. Martin Amidu's label with pride now: as we know that the NDC is on the right side of history - and that the NPP, which works to advance elite-interests by stealth - as opposed to seeking the welfare of ordinary people - is on the wrong side of history."
Do you get the general idea, from that hypothetical example above, of a cleverer and more suitable response to those who might want to make fun of them - by referring to them, as the NDC "rented-media", as NPP's propagandists are now wont to?
Opanin, is it not a rather more mature response than Opare Djan's petulant response - and designed to take the sting out of that painful truth?
They must also revise their notes on the Hon. Martin Amidu. Is he not now a hero to many discerning and independent-minded Ghanaians, whose crucial swing-votes decide who becomes Ghana's president in presidential polls - as opposed to the teeming millions of "My-party-my-tribe-right-or-wrong" myrmidon-types, whose blinkered support for political parties and politicians, is slowly destroying Ghanaian democracy, and can be counted on by both the NDC and the NPP, to vote for them regardless?
To such patriotic and discerning Ghanaians (the so-called floating-voters whose crucial swing-votes now elect our presidents), the Hon. Martin Amidu is living proof that at the core, the NDC is a party that believes in the virtues of probity and accountability - and always protects the national interest whenever it is in power.
In contrast, the NPP is a vehicle for elite rip-off - that uses the power of the Ghanaian nation-state to advance the personal interests of a powerful few, with greedy ambitions (to paraphrase President Nkrumah) who dominate the ruling elites in our country, and amass wealth by exploiting our national economy, by stealth and under legal cover - a classic example being the deliberate killing-off of Ghana Airways, in order to asset-strip it by stealth and with perfect legal cover.
That is the sort of battle of ideas, about the nature of the society we ought to have in Ghana, which your pro-NDC media friends must fight - not their senseless fight to get rid of the gentleman, who is now seen nationwide, and across the political spectrum, as one of the most principled politician's in Ghana's history.
Above all, let them rather concentrate their energies on telling the younger generation of Ghanaians, about the NDC's narrative-of-good-works, such as its youth empowerment initiatives: like the Local Enterprises and Skills Development Program (LESDEP); the government's plans for affordable housing projects countrywide, meant for ordinary working people, and the planned supply of subsidised seeds for farmers nationwide - to boost production of staples like maize, for example: and enhance food security in Ghana, yet further.
And instead of focusing on the Hon. Martin Amidu, why do they not point out to Ghanaians, for example, that two individual Ghanaians, who did not pay even a pesewa upfront for it, ended up owning a stake in our oil and natural gas deposits?
Why do they not compare the over some US$350 millions the E. O. Group is getting from Tullow Oil, for part of that stake in our oil and natural gas deposits, to all the judgement debts paid by successive governments, over the years since Ghana gained its independence, to show Ghanaians the gargantuan crime-against-humanity that that oil-industry asset-stripping by the perfidious Kufuor & Co., actually constitutes?
Have they forgotten President Kufuor's Freudian-slip on national television in which he described the E. O. Group's founders as a "front" they went looking for in Texas?
Why do they not point it out to Ghanaians that instead of refusing it, if President Mills had accepted the bribe offered him by American oil company executives (the selfsame oil company executives who also paid a courtesy call on President Kufuor before the E. O. Group formally came into being - if my memory serves me right: or conversely, not too long afterwards, if that is the case), perhaps there would have been an NDC equivalent of the E. O. Group - perhaps known as the Z. Z. Group (Zuu Zaa Group) - and use that to point out the fact that Ghana's oil and natural gas deposits are much much safer in the hands of President Mills and the NDC, than those of the NPP and its kingpins?
Surely , it is that sort of thing that will help the NDC win the next elections - not the unhelpful and unfair vilification of the Hon. Martin Amidu: who is doing an excellent job as Ghana's Attorney General, if truth be told - in a profession which by definition, is a veritable byword, for "caution": and whose other motto might be said to be: "Make haste slowly?" A word to the wise...
Yours in the service of Ghana,
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