ABLAKWA FOLLOWING THE SAME LYING SCRIPT OF 2008 IN HIS PRESIDENTIAL JET’S CRUSADE
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa in his usual gymnastic performance, is sanctimoniously preaching insensitivity and profligacy with respect to the President’s travels to France, Belgium and South Africa with their concomitant costs.
He is on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen singing the same songs about how extravagant the President has been in the midst of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
It would appear that whenever he and his party are in opposition, Ablakwa finds it convenient to walk this line but goes to sleep when the NDC comes to power. This is a bit of what he said in 2008 when then President John Agyekum Kufour decided to purchase two presidential jets for us.
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, on March 20, 2008 when President J.A. Kufuor proposed the purchase of presidential jets had this to say:
“I ask myself, does the NPP Government, its spin doctors and mercenaries who come in different laughable styles and sophistications have any conscience at all? Do they listen to themselves when they speak? The same NPP which raised the issue of the plight of the people in 2000 now look at the people suffer a national devastating water crisis, thousands of youth unpaid for months under the NYEP, the sick carrying their own sachet water to hospitals for surgery, teachers, civil servants, nurses and doctors still crying for better salaries, schools in the Northern and Volta Regions threatening to close down if their food and scholarship subventions from the Government aren’t paid, millions of Ghanaians and industry being crippled with an unsubsidized and over-taxed fuel price, millions suffering excruciating poverty and the widening north-south dichotomy.”
For reasons only God can figure out, the NDC won power on December 7, 2008 and Ablakwa was made a deputy minister for information.
The problems and challenges he strongly spoke about, the plight he said the people faced, the devastating water crisis, the general sufferings of the people, teachers, nurses, doctors and other workers who were crying for better conditions of service, confronted them. In fact, they went ahead to purchase the jet, the challenges still persisted till eight years later when they were booted out of office.
Ablakwa comes back, with the same posturing, thinking we have forgotten all that he said at the time but failed to do when given the mandate.
Ablakwa is a great actor, a dishonest one at that for putting up such a posturing when he knows his crusade is filled with lies. He is so dishonest that even the devil would shake competing with him in that arena.
He is following the same script he used in the run-up to the 2008 elections, the very ploy that won the hearts and minds of the Ghanaian electorate. This time round, we shall tell the story, the true story to douse their lies and vile propaganda.
P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.