Dr. Nyaho?Tamakloe
Dr. Nyaho?Tamakloe


What makes Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe think that he can fool anybody about his de facto senior membership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC)? And just what makes him think that ethnic bias exists only in the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), and not among the ranks of the executive membership of the perennially misruling National Democratic Congress? (See “Let’s Be Bold In Tackling Ethnic Skewing In NPP – Nyaho-Tamakloe” Graphic Online 2/20/14).




It is also rather laughable for the self-described “Senior Member” of the New Patriotic Party to accuse key operatives of the NPP of having resorted to ethnocentric politics in the lead-up to Election 2012. Well, maybe the Mahama relative may want to recall for the benefit of those among us who may not remember, just at what point or moment, during the 2012 electioneering campaign, Nana Akufo-Addo could be heard exhorting all Southerners or Akan-descended Ghanaians to vote exclusively for the NPP because he was the only presidential candidate who spoke their language, devoid of any funny accent, and appreciated their cultural values and material aspirations better than any of the other candidates.




You see, Ewes like Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe have gotten so used to and comfortable with the Rawlings-orchestrated Anlo-Ewe domination of Ghanaian politics for so long that they clinically feel spaced-out over the fact that Ewes are not in control of the NPP, in much the same way that they have dominated the NDC for some twenty protracted years now. Well, if he sincerely feels that ethnic Ewes are woefully underrepresented on the five standing committees of the NPP, then he had better rally the Anlo-Ewe vote behind the ideals and principles of the NPP. He shouldn’t expect that, somehow, some Ghanaian ethnic groups are destined to doing the heavy-lifting of political strategizing, while others are merely destined to enjoying the vintage fruits of the positive outcomes of other people’s labor.




We clearly see this horse-rider thinking as strikingly informing Mr. Rawlings’ bitter complaint that the Mahama government has yet to furnish, gratis, his rebuilt Ridge castellated mansion that was razed by fire a couple, or so, years ago. I also think that it is rather insufferably presumptuous for Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe to lecture the communications directorate of the NPP on how best to deal with media outlets receptive to his devious attempts at undermining the laudable struggle of the key operatives of the NPP to return the party to the seat of governance, and thus radically reverse the Stygian economic ravine into which Cousin Mahama is poised to running the country.




Then also, it is glaringly evident that Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe can better serve the interests of the NDC than shamelessly and unconscionably pretending to be about the godly business of making Ghana livable and socioeconomically prosperous again.






*Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D.


Department of English


Nassau Community College of SUNY


Garden City, New York


Feb. 21, 2014


E-mail: [email protected]





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