The Congress That Ever Was
Prior to the NDC Delegates Congress in Sunyani, there had been widespread rumours in the media and general public about the trend the Congress was going to take.
On Friday 8th July, I sat glued to my TV set anciously waiting to see (feeli feeli) for myself – in fact to have an eyewitness account of the Congress. Then came Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana host, Paul Adom Okyere, who interviewed Hon. Fiifi Kwetey and Mr. Kofi Adams on their expectations of the Congress held at the Eusbett Hotel in Sunyani.
Mr. Kofi Adams sited reasons why he thinks and feels Prof. Mills cannot win the elections. However Hon. Kwetey declined those reasons saying Prof. was going to win by a very significant percentage.
Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwah also took his turn by promising Prof. that he was not going to leave him mid-stream, but sail with and support him through to the shore.
Thanks to Metro TV who gave their viewers a live telecast of the event. There was no violence or mayhem as far as my eyes could see, except for a young man who was slapped for attempting to pick-pocket another who was being interviewed by news anchor, Shirley Quartey. Thanks for the timely intervention of the Police who whisked him away to avoid being lynched by the mob.
Nii Lantey Vanderpuije commended J.J. Rawlings for acclaiming Prof. by raising his hands to show victory. In fact, I felt extremely overwhelmed when J.J. did this, which he usually always does.
A few questions Paul Adom Okyere left with viewers were; Has J.J lost the party he once founded?, Is Prof. his own man?, Will this diminish the role of J.J in the NDC?. Comment on what you think about these questions and lets discuss them.
My own question is, now that the driver has been asked to continue driving the yutong bus, what happens to the passengers who did not want the driver to continue the journey?