It is emerging that the NDC has so hit a snag that otherwise dignified personalities are joining the madding crowd spinning lies to the point of involving a decent global broadcasting network, the BBC, to smear the Akufo-Addo government over an alleged money-laundering act in which a government official is purported to have used a private jet to ferry the cash in sacks over the Atlantic to London.
According to the NDC’s vile propaganda and its purveyors, a member of government and an appointee close to the President had been caught in a scam involving 26 million pounds.
The supposed suspect, the NDC insisted, was in the hands of London security, with the Ghanaian political authorities being asked to explain the circumstances of the alleged criminal act.
Sadly, the man in the thick of the fake news is a lawyer and a member of the Legal and Constitutional Committee of Ghana’s Parliament, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, representing Tamale Central.
Inusah, who had earlier sworn that the report was true, had to backtrack after achieving his motive, when his party communicators had already done their worst castigating the NPP in their online garbage media and Facebook, latching onto the fake report to discredit the Agyapa Deal, the President, the Finance Minister and the family of the President.
Indeed, he had told the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, that he had “reasonable belief in the report.”
While the Alhaji may have tried to explain away the lie that he dreamt up, every decent Ghanaian suspects that the throw-up of the fake news was just one of the hundreds of ploys the NDC has hatched to keep discrediting the government up until Election Day December 7, 2020.
From their media, through communicators and top brass of Asiedu Nketia, Ofosu Ampofo and Sammy Gyamfi, to the bloggers and grassroots, the plot is evil and dastardly.
It had its roots from the day Parliament started vetting NPP appointees, when Alan Kyerematen and a couple of others were similarly, falsely, accused of corrupt practices to enable the NDC ignite a successful campaign to stampede the government, even when Mahama and his appointees were struggling to fight off corruption cases in the law courts in vain.
Unfortunately, this attack on the sovereignty of the state will be ignored in the name of democracy and politicians like Alhaji Fuseini would show up next time, repeating the same lies or inventing another – all because we seem to have different laws for the respective segments of our population.
However the infamy travels, Alhaji Inusah will go into history as a ‘cheap political prostitute’ who sold his government and conscience for a mess of pottage from the poisonous pots of greedy dastards whose only claim to being politicians is raping the state in the name of service to God and country.