Under normal circumstances, I wouldn?t have bothered to give a lengthy response to the misconceptions, illogical arguments and deliberate distortion of facts put forth by one who styles himself as B.A. Daniel. His piece was in reaction to my earlier write up on Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku?s woeful attempts to bring the character and credibility of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo into disrepute. But we are not in the best of times. If we were, a stark illiterate like B.A. Daniel, who could not even differentiate a Phrase from a Clause and an Independent Clause from a Dependent One wouldn?t attempt to ?educate? a so called illiterate Daniel Danquah Damptey.
I would like to, in all sincerity give B.A. Daniel some few tutorials on how to respond to other people?s shade of opinions, if the latter would be bold and honest enough to admit that indeed he is suffering from the same disease he accuses me of.
The phantom writer, B.A. Daniel had a sinister motive for deliberately giving my surname as Lamptey when he knows rightly that it is Damptey. The insinuation is not lost on me.
In what capacity is this B.A.Daniel making his illogical composition? Is he writing in his personal capacity or as spoke-person of the so-called Dr. Apraku Communications Directorate? His argument lacks cohesion, for they do not follow any chronological order. If this is how Dr.Apraku is going to prosecute his electioneering campaign, then his presidential ambition will not see the light of the day; That is the simple truth. How could he shoot down his paymaster?s ambition by making reference to some damning negatives about Dr Apraku which I did not refer to in my write-up? Nowhere did I make reference to Apraku?s defeat in the NPP Parliamentary Primary for the Obuasi North Constituency in 2007. What I stated in my article was that Apraku had ?won? the 2004 Parliamentary seat with less than 400 votes against the NDC candidate ? the same mistakes he, Apraku accuses Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo of.
By acknowledging the fact that his paymaster, Dr. Apraku had lost the 2007 Parliamentary Primaries, he B.A.Daniel belittled the potency of his rebuttal. If a presidential aspirant could lose a parliamentary bid to represent his constituency, it shows his level of popularity amongst members of the party in his immediate constituency.
Now, this ?Johnny just come? with an extra baggage between his two legs who is learning how to cut his teeth on the political landscape dared me to state whether or not I am a member of the NPP. He further asked when I became a member and the Polling Station where I cast my vote. He went on to state that I am after cheap popularity.
I would not have bothered to respond, but as I stated, we are not in the best of times. Let it be stated for the avoidance of doubt that when it comes to popularity, I have it in my kitty particularly amongst the grassroots. I have been writing for the New Patriotic Party since 2006. My write ups are well documented and could be found on various websites and newspapers both within the country and outside. This is a fact which is acknowledged by most members of the party, except B.A.Daniel who chooses to be blind where there is an opportunity to see the light of the day.
Even though I am not a lawyer, I have been doing a lot of ?advocacy? for the less fortunate members of the society.? Perhaps it is pertinent at this juncture to state that in the run up to the Presidential Run Off in 2008, some party members in Wenchi decided to boycott the elections. Their grudge? Some executive members in the Constituency had ?appropriated? the money meant for them for embarking on a house to house campaign.? I was able to resolve the impasse through diplomacy. This fact is known to top members of the party at both the constituency and the national levels.
Again, it will interest you to know that I do research and intelligence work for the party without receiving a pesewa from the party. ?B.A.Daniel should realize that my situation is quite different from that of his paymaster, Dr Apraku who has party?s funds at his disposal. I go to the party headquarters and on some occasions join the queue before I see party officials.
During the Registration Exercise, the NDC recruited some of their members as registration officials and trained them on how to cheat during voting. My intelligence outfit was able to uncover the fraudulent practice by the Nefarious Destructive Cancer to carry out an electoral coup against its political rivals. I went to the party Headquarters with the relevant information. Unfortunately, the powers that be did not give the matter the serious attention it deserved ? the result was the electoral fraud the NDC perpetrated against the NPP and the other political parties during the 2012 Elections.
That notwithstanding, I called some top notches of the party on the phone and related my findings to them.? Finally, I sent the information to some selected members of the party through their E-Mail. I am not bragging for all these are well documented and can easily be verified. The personae involved are not dead but alive. My findings are what Dr. Apraku should have unearthed as head of the NPP Security Outfit. I expected you to have offered a defence on Dr Apraku?s inability to unearth this gigantic fraud against the party. But you chose to remain quiet with the belief that silence is golden.
Dr. Apraku had party funds to prosecute the electioneering campaign on the two occasions he held sway as Campaign Manager and Head of Security, but I had none. The campaign at the grassroots and the numerous undercover works I have carried out for the party have been borne out of my own resources. In addition, I have received numerous threats which I brought to the public domain. But I have remained unruffled in my unrelenting efforts to dismantle the fraudulent practices of the Nefarious Destructive Cancer.
And if B.A.Daniel cares to know, I am telling him that my hard work for the party culminated in my election as Chairman of Florensa A Polling Station in the Trobu Constituency in Greater Accra Region. Can he beat such an impeccable record at the grassroots?
Is it not an irony that A.B. Daniel with a brain the size of peanut now wants to masquerade as an intellectual?? ?Does anyone know whether Daniel Danquah Lamptey really exists?? I have given copious and cogent reasons to show that the man B.A.Daniel wants to denigrate really exists. What else does he want? If he really wants to know, I always supply my contact address, both e-mail and telephone numbers anytime I compose an article. My latest expos? had those ingredients. Between the two of us, who is a phantom writer?
B.A. Daniel asks rhetorically if Nana Akufo Addo has become a ?god? of NPP that no one has the right to criticize him.? To that, here is my response. In my write up on Dr. Apraku, I made it clear that nowhere has Nana Addo said that he is the sole candidate for the presidential slot of the party. Neither has any of his supporters said that the slot is the exclusive right of Nana. Any party person is free to contest the flag-bearer ship of the party. What we are saying is that in our efforts to clinch the presidential ticket of the party, an aspirant should not malign his fellow contestants. What Kofi Konadu Apraku did was tantamount to waging a full scale war on the character and credibility of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo. That, we the core supporters of the party found offensive and so we had to give Apraku a similar dose of his (Apraku?s) own medicine. Nowhere has Nana Akufo Addo, since he first declared his intention to vie for the presidential slot of the party, attacked the personality of his fellow aspirant. There has always been a gentleman?s agreement amongst contestants to the party?s presidential slots not to launch verbal attacks against their fellow contestants.
Now, let me offer the head of Apraku?s Communication Directorate some tutorials to enable him upgrade himself to a higher level. I will expect re-imbursement from the Communication Directorate. ?Had it not been this, the Communication Directorate of Dr. Apraku wouldn?t have wasted OUR precious time on the SO CALL Daniel Lamptey who GOD ONLY knows what his real name is?. (Had it not been this, the Communication Directorate of Dr Apraku wouldn?t have wasted its precious time on the so called Daniel Damptey who only God knows what his real name is).
?There are other fine ways to be recognized in the party either (RATHER) than?. unnecessary attack on intellectual opinions of personalities like Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku?. Who says one cannot attack the opinion, whether intellectual or otherwise of another? A universal fact is quite different for it is acclaimed all over. This is quite different from an opinion and the earlier empty headed B.A.Daniel and other self acclaimed ?messiah? accept this fact, the better it would be for them. ?The essential core voters our previous flag-bearer has never been able to pull to our side? is a dependent clause, not a sentence. It needs another clause (an Independent Clause) before it can any make sense.
Please, tell me if this construction makes any sense at all. ?People Nana Addo supported and is still supporting to take national executive positions of the party, people who are corrupt and looted party?s coffers to zero which caused an unnecessary defeat in 2012?? All that I can say here is that B.A.Daniel is suffering from a debilitating disease which makes him act like Don Quixote. Under such delusion, he thinks he is seeing an imaginary enemy in Daniel Danquah Damptey whereas the latter should be regarded as an ally.
B. A .Daniel should upgrade himself before he attempts to tackle issues with unsung Daniel Danquah Damptey. That is a great lesson B. A. Daniel must be humble enough to admit.
I had expected the Apraku?s Communication Directorate to refute my assertion by coming out with instances where Nana Akufo Addo went into tantrums and hurled verbal attacks on fellow aspirants of the party. But as has always been the norm, a drowning man takes desperate actions in his attempts to keep afloat and that is exactly what the Apraku?s Communication Directorate headed by B.A. Daniel, a man with his pea size brain went on circumlocution to attack my person without refuting or answering any of the pertinent issues I had raised in my write up. What does he (Apraku) have for the party if he
becomes our flag-bearer?? What have been his positive contributions since he became a member of the New Patriotic Party? How is he going to prosecute the ?war? against the Nefarious Destructive Party should he become the eventual winner of the Presidential slot? How is he going to bring on board others who had vied the slot with him should he become the candidate? Definitely, there will be the need for reconciliation after the contest is over. For sure, that will be a sine qua nom after the battle for the party?s presidential slot has been fought and won.
Let it be said to all who have ears to listen that Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku has embarked on a tortuous and treacherous path with the sole mission of unsettling the apple cart. He is toying a similar path embarked upon by Dr. Ekow Spio Gabrah who shockingly damned the late President Professor Atta Mills? bid for the NDC Flag Bearer ship in January, 2006 during the ?Good Evening, Ghana? show hosted by Paul Adom Otchere on Metro Television.
He has metamorphosed into an errand boy of a cabal which is bent on rocking the progressive moving boat of the New Patriotic Party.? Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo is not vindictive as Kofi Konadu Apraku. Here is a man who, after defeating his rivals in a keenly contested presidential primaries brought all the losers together to form his campaign team.? He made Apraku the head of his campaign team and virtually gave him a blank cheque to prosecute the political battle against the party?s main challenger, the Nefarious Destructive Cancer.
But that was a political miscalculation on the part of Nana Akufo Addo for which he is paying dearly for. Kofi Konadu Apraku has now revealed his true nature. ?Sure nea oben wo? (fear the one who is closest to you). Isn?t it also true that you have to fear mankind, not a ghost? ?Suro Nnipa na gyae osaman?. Apraku has played the role of a traitor. He was a confidant of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo. He had direct access to him during the campaign periods when he served as Head of the Campaign Team and later as Head of Security. As the person in charge of security, virtually all security matters including Nana?s own life came under his jurisdiction. Seeing your most trusted ally in company of conspirators is enough to break the heart of any person. But Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has dined with lions before. Why should he be afraid of an ant?
What he, Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku has done to Nana Akufo Addo is unkind, unthinkable, unethical and ungodly. Kofi Konadu Apraku should do the most dishonorable thing by following the example of Biblical Judas Iscariot. Kofi Konadu Apraku should commit political hari-kari. He should go and hang himself.
Daniel Danquah Damptey (0243715297) [email protected]