Things fall apart: The Centre can no longer hold

ndc-nppFolks, today is my birthday, and for my birthday party, I’m going to serve you some sumptuous and succulent elephant khebab.

My all-time favourite novel is “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe, a Nigerian author. The principal character is Okonkwo, an Igbo leader and wrestling champion in the village of Umuofia. The book is a post colonial novel which demonstrates the influence of British colonialism and Christian missionaries on the Igbo community.

Much as I find the content of  this book exciting, what enthuses me most is its title, and this reminds me of what is going on in the camp of the biggest opposition party in Ghana, the NPP. I said not too long ago in one of my articles that the NPP could collapse before the December 7, polls: and indications are very justifying.

About a week ago, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong, the NPP MP for the Assin South Constituency claimed on Oman FM’s Boiling Point political Programme that a former National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the NPP’s 2016 campaign manager, Mr. Peter Mc Manu doesn’t want Nana Akufo-Addo to be president, and that Mr. Manu is working against Nana by selling information from the camp of the NPP to the NDC.

Hon. Agyapong in his element said he will beat and slap the hell out of Mc Manu should the NPP lose the December polls. But in a sharp rebuttal, Mr. Manu revealled that Ken Agyapong  is a lair who is a long-standing paid agent of the NDC tasked to create chaos within the NPP.

As if these were not enough, few days ago.  Save NPP Now, a group which comprise loyalists, supporters, polling station executives, constituency executives, regional executives, national executives and grass root members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) both in Ghana and abroad, issued a press statement alleging that there had been a secret meeting of high-ranking members of the NPP to convince Nana Akufo-Addo to step down for his running mate, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia because of ill-health.

The group  was kicking against an automatic replacement, and insisted that fresh election should be conducted to elect a new presidential candidate. These are just the tip of an iceberg. Eshi rado, rado in the camp of the Elephant.

Is it true that Freddie Blay and Nana Akufo-Addo are at each other’s throats because Nana Akufo-Addo and his Akyem Mafia have refused to disclose financial matters to the acting chairman and some national executives? Chai, Nana Akufo-Addo dumped Afoko for Freddie Blay, but sosket, Nana has cut wrong meat. Uncle Blay is on war-path poised to torment Nana rough-rough. If  you think I’m wrong, kindly answer this question: Why would the Daily Guide, a paper owned by Freddie Blay, the acting chairman of the NPP endorse President Mahama and the NDC with adverts? Think about it!

I’m absolutely convinced that President Mahama is destined to rule Ghana for two terms. There are strong indications that the hand of God is against the NPP for causing so much problems for the God-fearing and humble President, otherwise how can one explain the incessant confusion within the party? Isaiah 49:26 of the Bible says: “I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh; they will be drunk in their own blood, as with wine. Then all mankind will know that I, The Lord am your Saviour, your Redeemer, the Mighty one of Jacob.”

Nana Akufo-Addo has sown a seed of divisiveness and it’s bearing fruit. I have found out by research that a divided political party will lose up to 10% of its votes in a general election: this was what happened to Goodluck Jonathan’s party, and this is going to be the fate of the NPP.

I had always envisaged that President John Dramani  Mahama is going to win the 2016 presidential election by 53%, but I have changed my mind; it would  be more. Nana Akufo-Addo had 5,248,898 votes in 2012. This figure, less 10% means Nana would lose 524, 890 more votes because of the division in his party.

Kikikikikiki, aye ka, yaanom’s defeat is imminent, and is is boldly written on the wall; it is non-negotiable because  things have fallen apart, and the centre can no longer hold.

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