The National Democratic Congress say it is un-Ghanaian on the part of the opposition New Patriotic Party to have condemned President Mills' not to “commit Ghanaian troops to a needless war in Cote d’Ivoire" and believes it may not be out of place should the flagbearer of the NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo decide to eat humble pie by lauding President Mills for the commendation he received from the UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki Moon among others for his brilliant mediation style that contributed to the end of the Ivorian crisis.
A statement issued by the National Propaganda Secretary of the ruling NDC, Richard Quashigah, said President Mills chose the option of subtle negotiation and dialogue to end the blood bath in Cote d’Ivoire and that well thought out position has put Ghana’s President on the high pedestal of international relations.
Below is the full statement by the NDC
HOW PRESIDENT ALLASSANE OUATTARA AND UN SECRETARY GENERAL MR. BAN KI MOON EXPOSED AKUFFO ADDO’S BLOOD THIRSTY NATURE
It may not be out of place should the NPP leader Nana Akufo-Addo decide to eat humble pie by lauding President Mills for the commendation he received from the UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki Moon among others for his brilliant mediation style that contributed to the end of the Ivorian crisis in spite of all the NPP’s attempt to paint President Mills black in the wake of the Ivorian crisis. A behavior which is un-Ghanaian.
Discerning patriotic Ghanaian minds are excited that President Atta Mills has been vindicated for taking a decisive decision not to commit Ghanaian troops to a needless war in Cote d’Ivoire.
President Mills chose the option of subtle negotiation and dialogue to end the blood bath in Cote d’Ivoire and that well thought out position has put Ghana’s President on the high pedestal of international relations.
On Saturday, May 21, 2011, before His Excellency the President emplaned for Yamoussoukro for the investiture of President Allassane Daramani Ouattara, President Mills received tons of praise and high commendation from no less a person than Mr. Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations.
Mr. Ban Ki Moon, who stopped over in Accra en route to Yamoussoukro for the investiture of President Ouattara, did not mince words at all when he poured tons of high praise on President Atta Mills for the role he played in making it possible for President Ouatarra to be sworn-in as President of Cote d’Ivoire.
Even before the high commendation of Mr. Ban Ki Moon could settle, President Mills enjoyed another solid dose of commendation. One notes with glee the commendation that came from none other than, President Allasane Dramani Ouatarra which churned Akufo-Addo’s stomach as it paralyzed his vile propaganda completely.
President Ouattara’s high praise was contained in a message delivered to President Atta Mills by Mr. Bernard Koutoua, the new Ivorian Ambassador to Ghana.
Presenting his letters of credence to President Atta Mills at the Castle last Thursday, May 26, 2011, Mr. Koutoua, on behalf of President Ouatarra, re-emphasized the extent to which President Mills’ personal involvement led to the investiture of President Ouatarra.
There is no denying the fact that President Mills’ position has succeeded in insulating ECOWAS from what would most likely have resulted in sowing the seeds of enmity between a section of Ivorians and the ECOWAS sub region.
Indeed, the speed with which President Ouattara appointed an envoy to Ghana, is ample testimony of how Ouatarra appreciates and values President Mills’ contribution to his being sworn-in as President.
President Ouatarra was sworn-in on May 21, 2011, and Mr. Koutoua presented his letters of credence on May 26, 2011.
What it means is that, President Ouatarra has not been paying any attention to the desperate attempt by Akufo-Addo and the NPP to create the impression that President Atta Mills loves Laurent Gbagbo and hates Allasane Ouatarra.
Despite the attempt by the NPP and its quintessential vile propagandists to dance on the stoic stance of President Atta Mills, the solid commendations that have come the way of the President and Ghana makes nonsense of the wicked agenda of Akufo-Addo and the NPP.
It is sad the way Akufo-Addo and the NPP tried desperately to draw a wedge between Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire.
Indeed, at the height of their desperation, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko’s resurrected New Statesman newspaper, published a false story about Ghana habouring pro-Gbagbo dissidents and sponsoring them to take up arms against President Ouatarra.
Despite the fact that the editor of the Ivorian newspaper Gabby claimed to have sourced his story from, denied the story, Gabby and the NPP have still not found it prudent to apologise to the good people of Ghana for their ill-intentioned posturing.
The position that President Atta Mills took makes stronger the point that Ghanaians took a good decision not to allow Akufo-Addo to get the opportunity to move Mother Ghana forward in the wrong direction.
Akufo-Addo’s “All die be die” posturing in the wake of the crisis, and his rush condemnation of President Mills for deciding to tread cautiously in committing troops to their graves in Cote d’Ivoire, is ample testimony of how the NPP flagbearer would have been in a hurry to sacrifice Ghana’s national interest on the altar of the interest of others.
As Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, unlike President Atta Mills who chose to adopt a deep-thinking method to approaching the decision of ECOWAS, Akufo-Addo, in a bid to score fleeting political points to fan his ego, would have recklessly led Ghana into a needless bloodbath in Cote d’Ivoire.
After John Agyekum Kufuor’s eight years; which saw Ghana’s image dented badly and Ghana christened the “Cocaine Coast” because the cocaine trade flourished “waa waa waa”, President Atta Mills, in two years, has rebuilt and rebranded Ghana’s image to the glory of God and country.
As President Atta Mills said during his State of the Nation Address this year; “Ghana will not die; Ghana will live to declare the glory of God”.
May the evil dreams of all those who wish Ghana dead never see the light of day!
Long live all well-meaning Ghanaians
Long live His Excellency President Atta Mills
Long live the NDC
Long live Kwame Nkrumah’s Ghana.
May God continue to bless our homeland Ghana and make us greater and stronger.
From the Desk of the National Propaganda Secretary of NDC
Article was written by a staff of the Office of the Propaganda Secretary.
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