In his tour of the Eastern Region, flagbearer of the opposition NDC, John Dramani Mahama paid ‘glowing’ tributes to J. B. Danquah-Adu who was gruesomely murdered in his sleep.
Mr Mahama rained curses on those who masterminded his murder by praying that his spirit should continue to torment them.
What came as exceedingly shocking in his speech was the pledge to investigate and find the killers of the dearly departed Hon. J. B. Danquah Adu if he is voted for in the December polls.
This consternation comes about as a result of the fact that the Akim Abuakwa North MP met such a sad fate during the reign of John Mahama, yet very little was done to bring those who committed that heinous crime to book.
The impression is being created that the man was killed in 2017, meanwhile, the incident happened on February 9, 2016, ten clear months before John Mahama was booted out of office.
Time and events may have affected the mental images of the events relating to his death and its aftermath but we can vividly recollect the lukewarm response to the matter in terms of investigations when he was slain.
The feet-dragging and lackadaisical attitudes toward the matter by the Mahama administration make his promise to take the matter up pale into insignificance if not incredulous.
If he truly wanted to help deal with the matter, he would have done so when the crime was committed.
Mahama’s promise to find the killer/killers of J. B. Danquah Adu is populist or gimmicky at best and same ought not to be taken into consideration.
P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.