President Mahama
President Mahama

The evil that men do, lives after them.

President Mahama
President Mahama

I remember how vociferous the then 2008 NDC Vice Presidential candidate John Mahama was, on the unfortunate death of the overlord of Dagbon, Ya Na Yakubu Andani, when the security agencies were putting all efforts to get to the bottom of the case.

The then President, John Agyekum Kufour, set up a commission to go into the matter. The commission came out with serious road map to end the crisis in the area. Some suspects were picked up and tried by a competent court of jurisdiction. President Kufour also set up a committee of imminent chiefs chaired by the Asantehene, Otumfour Osei Tutu II to mediate in the impasse.

In all of these, John Mahama did not appreciate it but made political capital out of it and run riot with it up North. He deceived the people, and even went on to state that his boss (J. J Rawlings) was in possession of a video tape detailing how the Ya Na was murdered, and that when given power they will arrest the killers and prosecute them.

Our brothers and sisters in Dagbon believed him and voted massively for NDC, with the expectation that the killers will be arrested and tried. After winning power, what did we see? For 7 years after winning power, President Mahama continues to dance around the issue.

On the evening of Thursday, 19th June 2014, another gruesome murder hit Bimbilla which resulted in the death of the Paramount chief of the Nanumba Traditional Area , Naa Dasana Andani, alongside three family members. Some people believe it was orchestrated by people suspected to be close to the corridors of power within the NDC.

The DCE was said to have been given the intel concerning the impending murder, but he ignored it and allowed this to happen to the beloved Paramount Chief of Bimbilla. Five suspects were picked by the security agencies, but the grapevine has it that that they were key NDC activists so President Mahama allegedly ordered their immediate release.

President Mahama promised to smoked out the killers but up to now, not even a housefly has been arrested. The family of the late chief need justice and well as the Nanumba Traditional Area.

Just last week, 12 innocent souls were gruesomely murdered in Bimbilla because of “meat” and chieftaincy issues. The murder happened a day or two after Hon Mark Woyongo made his infamous “violence begets violence” statement. This is the Minister responsible for peace and order in the country. Obviously, the people who orchestrated that heinous murder took inspiration from and advantage of the Interior Minister’s statement. 12 souls have perished through his reckless and unguarded statement, and yet he is still at post. Is President Mahama really in charge of this country? Does he have the people of Ghana at heart? Why should Mark Woyongo still be at post? I don’t get it.

Do you remember Mark Woyongo at the vetting committee in Parliament? If such a person is responsible for our Interior Ministry, what else do we expect?

On the 16th of August 2014 another Paramount Chief from Seikwa, Nana Kwaku Dwoma Ankoana, was assassinated by unknown killers. This Omanhene happened to be the chief of NDC Scribe Johnson Asiedu Nketia a.k.a General Mosquito. Nothing has been said about this heinous act against this chief, apart from the empty promise we always hear from President Mahama. I am quiet surprised about the silence of Asiedu Nketia on the assassination matter also.

I want to admonish the President to use the same energy he used whilst in opposition to smoke out the killers of two Paramount Chiefs, to bring lasting peace in these areas.
President Mahama, Ghanaians, especially from Bimbilla and Seikwa, want to know who and who killed their Chiefs.
President Mahama, please remember that Ghanaians will forever blame this Bimbilla murder on your infamous “Dress rehearsal” at Talensi.


Hopeson Yaovi Adorye

(National Coordinator )
Crusaders For Change – CFC



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