A staunch supporter of former President Jerry John Rawlings, Mr Dela Coffie, has issued a terse call on the leadership of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to declare its position on the raging saga of Kwamena Ahwoi’s controversial Book, “Working with Rawlings.”
He expressed disgust that a literary work meant to demonize and slander the NDC founder has still not received condemnation or even a reaction from the leadership of the party.
Mr Dela Coffie wondered if the NDC as a political movement endorses and agrees with the work of Prof. Ahwoi.
“The open warfare that this perilous and perfidious attack on Rawlings has triggered within the NDC is bound to hurt the party in a way never before seen,” he stated.
Writing on the launch of the book and matters arising, the strong adherent of former President Rawlings demanded whether the allegiance of the NDC is with the founder or the profiteers.
“The NDC that the world is seeing now is the TRUE NEW one – a party hijacked by profiteers – The party founder is under attack from self-serving ideologues and still the ostrich covers its eyes, while party leadership continue to behave like a spoilt, sulky child.
“The NDC leadership should be scrambling to denounce Kwamena Ahwoi’s book by now but no, they would rather throw their hands up in despair. Chairman Ofosu Ampofo, where lies the NDC’s allegiance?”, he quizzed.
“For those of us dedicated to the fight against systemic greed and treachery, this literature represents a collision between heartbreak and hopefulness – between exhaustion and existential awakenings.
“Yes, there is a powerful wind at our backs as we lift ourselves up for a better NDC. Then again the NDC appears setting itself up for a shattering end,” he warned.
Read excerpts of Dela Coffie’s write up below:
Is the NDC In Support Of Kwamena Ahwoi’s Perilous And Perfidious enterprise against Rawlings?
It’s been a few days since the launch of Kwamena Ahwoi’s so-called tell-all memoir- “Working with Rawlings” – a literature meant to demonise and slander the NDC founder, but the party has still not found it prudent enough to speak on the matter.
The question on the lips of many of us is, does the NDC as a political movement endorse and agree with the work put together by Kwamena Ahwoi and edited by the party’s presidential running mate-Naana Jane Opoku-Agyeman?
It’s a matter of fact that Nana Jane Opoku-Agyeman did not only edit this shoddy work, she also wrote the forward. And I find this very troubling.
In the literary world, anyone who writes an introduction or forward to a book has fully associated him/herself with the content. You cannot claim innocence of the content of a book you contributed to by writing its forward.
And so, I wonder how Naana Jane Opoku-Agyeman was able to muster courage to go to the founder to introduce herself as the presidential running mate knowing very well the role she had played in this demonisation attempt at his political legacy.
Again, the level of involvement in this enterprise by the likes of Totobi Quakyi and Nana Ato Dadzie says a lot.
This is the same Nana Ato Dadzie who together with Kwamena Ahwoi co-authored a book in 2010, published by the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) – “JUSTICE FRANCIS DANIEL ANNAN -IN THE SERVICE OF DEMOCRACY”
Just like Kwamena’s latest book, that work was also riddled with a lot of contradictions and misrepresentations.
It took Mrs. Valerie A. Sackey, Director of the Castle Information Bureau during Rawlings’ era, to correct the misrepresentations contained in the book.
Ten years on, here we are with another slanderous literature from Kwamena Ahwoi – This new book, clearly written with the approval of the cabal within the NDC establishment only confirms that the same people who managed to isolate Mills from reality are very much alive and working for the destruction of the NDC.
How dare they align this self-serving literature to the NDC, and what the heck is the NDC waiting for to have its say on this hot mess? Does it make the NDC happy to keep on bashing its founder? The founder has been magnanimous lately with his views on the direction of the party and one would have thought the NDC will reciprocate the gesture, but here we are at our vicious best. To the extent that it bothers on party cohesion, the party leadership must come out clearly to tell the world if they endorse this divisive literature.
Chairman Ofosu Ampofo, where lies the NDC’s allegiance – To the founder or the profiteers? The NDC leadership should be scrambling to denounce Kwamena Ahwoi’s book by now but no, they would rather throw their hands up in despair.
The open warfare that this perilous and perfidious attack on Rawlings has triggered within the NDC is bound to hurt the party in a way never before seen.
For those of us dedicated to the fight against systemic greed and treachery, this literature represents a collision between heartbreak and hopefulness — between exhaustion and existential awakenings. Yes, there is a powerful wind at our backs as we lift ourselves up for a better NDC. Then again the NDC appears setting itself up for a shattering end.
In Kwamena Ahwoi’s literature, the cabal has stuck the knife into the very foundation of the NDC in spectacular fashion. If he wanted to come across as mature and intelligent the book is a huge own goal – This book shows how the Ahwois weaponized hatred, sycophancy and bigotry to hijack the NDC.
In Kwamena’s own words- the cabal had to sponsor attacks on the NDC founder. Yes, the puppet master has admitted to the recruitment of puppets like Okudzeto Ablakwa and Nii Lante Vanderpuye and their likes to publicly humiliate Rawlings.
And these lapdogs who seemingly are incapable of independent thoughts have found their way into top echelon of the NDC.
The Ahwois seem even more unhappy now than they were before and intent on causing as much division as possible.