It appeared the presence of some NPP dignitaries recently at the forecourt of the State House, was to mourn with the bereaved family of the late Madam Victoria Agbotui, mother of President Flt Lt JJ Rawlings.
Now, it has been revealed that President John Dramani Mahama, after all, was at Keta-Dzelukope, where the third part of the burial and funeral service of the late Madam Victoria Agbotui was observed.
One may ask; did the NPP representatives at the first part of the programme at the forecourt of the State House honestly go to mourn with the bereaved family, or to use the occasion to further the faltered political ambition of the battered, checkered and soiled image of the Akufo-Addo government?
Obviously, this is an indication that the NPP has no message and engaged in a mudsling to drag the good image of President John Dramani Mahama and by extension, the NDC, who demonstrated trusted leadership when the mantle was thrust under his stewardship for a term in office, into the gutters?
Indeed, if the Akufo-Addo government is made of any mettle as claimed, the occasion would have been observed as such and in solemn assembly as Ghanaians in mourning of a centenarian whose contributions birthed the Fourth Republic through his son, President Flt Lt JJ Rawlings. It is a shame to deepen an existing acrimony, animosity and bitterness which has polarised Ghanaian politics into a steeped and divisive society on political partisanship.
It adds to a piled rubble of similar previous experiences, which accounts are sad to recall. To this date, communicators and representatives of the NPP speaking on public platforms, dare suggest that the unfortunate demise of President Mills was the cause of an individual and involved members of his government, although available coroner’s report and family members refute these mischievous allegations profusely.
In the meantime, it is on record that NPP activists poured out on the streets of Accra, at Kwame Nkrumah Circle, at the news of the death of Prof Mills. Kwame Nkrumah Circle has since been renamed, Circle Dubai after a face-lift with a huge interchange. In Ghana’s second largest city, Kumasi, a similar incident occurred at Adum, where the jubilant crowd dusted themselves with talcum powder.