Assalaamu Alaikum, Doc! As an astute political figure in the country, I’m sure you will not regard my letter as an intrusion into your mailbox. This is my first time of writing to you and I’m excited to have the opportunity to do so.
Please let me take this opportunity to first congratulate you on becoming an Alhaji. I was elated when I saw you and the National Chief Imam in a picture while in your ‘Ihram’ clothing (state a pilgrim is in during Hajj). May Allah accept your Hajj and grant your most cherished wish- which is to become the vice-president in 2017.
Doc, your intellectual, professional and political competences have never been doubted by your compatriots. The brilliant display you put up at the Election Petition hearing, which was telecast live, cemented the belief that you are a rare breed of politician.
Talking about the Election Petition brings to mind the Vicki-leaks tape. Do you believe Sister Vicky’s story that a nocturnal visit by Nana Oye to some of the judges was what did the trick for Opana? If yes, do you suspect that Opana himself had a hand in it?
Do you know that your compatriots have added another title to your many titles? They now call you Prophet Bawumia. They call you prophet because the numerous economic predictions you made concerning the incompetence, sorry, ‘competence’ of the Opana government have all come to pass. Anything you say now is taken seriously by your compatriots.
Maybe, that is the reason ‘Bawumiaphobia’ has gripped Opana and all his appointees. The mere mention of your name sends shivers down their spines. Stories from the grapevine say the fear of your name is giving Opana sleepless nights nowadays. Also, Bawumiaphobia has acted as a catalyst in making the few strands of black hair on his head turn grey.
I vividly remember Opana’s reaction when you told them to be wary of their insatiable appetite for borrowing, lest they find themselves at the doorstep of International Monetary Fund (IMF). Opana cheekily replied that they were not borrowing to drink beer or eat khebab. The gentleman that you are, you did not join him in the gutter. You waited patiently for your predictions to give him a reply by exposing his incompetence. What a befitting reply it was!
When Opana recently called you names for exposing the rot in his government, I openly declared that you were not going to reply in kind because you’ve had a very good upbringing. How you’ve vindicated me!
As usual, you tackled the issues and avoided personality attacks. You further exposed the Opana government by espousing their ‘competences’.
As expected, the responses from the babies with sharp teeth were mostly laden with insults and character assassination. I must confess I’m not surprised because that is what they do best. They lack the competence to counter an intellectual argument so they are compelled to resort to insults.
I do agree with you that the Opana government is very competent at extending dumsor; competent at ‘creating, looting and sharing; competent at making guinea fowls fly to Burkina Fasso; and very competent at creating 1.6 million phantom jobs.
There is this bit about your lecture that sent jitters all over me. The country’s 2015 debt payment being six times more than our oil revenue is as enlightening as it is alarming. The same debt payment being more than the combine allocation to about six ministries for the same period is also very worrying. I totally agree with you that all well-meaning Ghanaians should be worried at the rate Opana’s government is borrowing.
Another point that caught my interest was the government’s penchant for inflating cost of projects. If you would recall, the Citizen Vigilante once told the world how Opana was put under investigation for inflating the cost of an Embraer jet and a hangar. I’m therefore not surprised because it is their stock in trade.
I honestly believe you will make a good vice-president, and subsequently a good president. Your works speak for themselves. I know for sure you are not going to sleep on the job, as others are doing now.
But you have to be very careful, Doc. Opana and his folks cannot be trusted, so do not be deceived by their wry smiles. Do you remember that it was this same Opana who proposed the use of bulldozer to kill a fly?
I know you are a busy man, so I wouldn’t take too much of your time. Once again, may Allah grant your most cherished desire. Wassalaam!
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