It doesn’t take a genius for anyone to observe that there is no love lost between Dr. Nyaho Tamakloe and His Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. This uncanny hatred for Nana Addo continues to be the talk of town, hence the need to put it in a proper perspective.

Though this seeming enmity has not been a recent phenomenon, what engages the thoughts of well-meaning citizens of the land has to do with why Nyaho Tamakloe has elected himself as a soldier of fortune who is always looking for avenues to devour the man who has risen to become the number one gentleman of the land.

Before some of these factors are outlined, it would be important to look at the several times the former member of the NPP has taken President Akufo-Addo to the cleaners.

Nyaho Tamakloe has accused the Akufo-Addo administration of being corrupt. According to him, the level of corruption under Akufo Addo’s government is the worst ever in the history of Ghana and if he doesn’t take care, there’ll be a civil unrest under his leadership just like the revolution that happened in the North of Africa. He made this false assertion to then Atinka FM’s presenter, Saddick Adams.

He also asserted that Akufo-Addo is not a democratic contrary to how the world sees him. The facts do not support this jaundiced view of Nyaho Tamakloe. Akufo-Addo’s human rights records remain unmatched in our political history, and this is a known fact.

Dr. Nyaho Tamakloe, for years, has sought to put the party NPP in disarray and distress, and this, he did it with some collaborators.

Though the NDC coming to power did not stop Nyaho Tamakloe from his vitriolic attacks on Akufo-Addo, his incessant attacks on him got intensified when President John Evans Atta Mills went on the journey to the road hereafter.

With John Mahama in the front seat, Dr. Nyaho Tamakloe was not only emboldened to pursue that vicious agenda on Nana Addo, he also found ‘sound’ reasons to intensify same.

The ultimate goal of any political party is to clinch power, all other factors should be relegated to the background. In the case of Nana Addo winning in the primaries to lead the NPP in the 2012 elections, Dr. Tamakloe would not budge as that gave him the enzyme to torpedo Nana Akufo-Addo with his acerbic sermons.

No matter how some NPP members like Nyaho Tamakloe hated Akufo Addo, once he won the presidential primaries with such a majority, what was expected of all genuine party members and the so-called leading members, elders, founding members and the rest was to fully support the party and the flagbearer. In this instance, Nyaho made Akufo-Addo the odd one.

Many have had reasons to question if Nyaho Tamakloe is being sycophantic and hypocritical with his effusions against Akufo Addo just to destroy him and cause his defeat in elections. They have hit the nail right on the head. Nyaho is doing nothing contrary to this belief system.

His ultimate aim is to smoothen the way for his nephew President Mahama. It is an irrevocable fact that President John Mahama is Nyaho Tamakloe’s nephew. Nyaho’s cousin, Joyce Tamakloe, married Mr E. A. Mahama, the former president’s father, whose son is Mr Ibrahim Mahama, the well-known brother of President Mahama. Nyaho is also a direct relative of Tsatsu and Kojo Tsikata, all NDC gurus.

For these relationships many have now concluded that Nyaho is working for the NDC of his nephew former President John Mahama.

It is due to these relationships that Nyaho Tamakloe was able to get his son, Ellis Tamakloe, who was jailed for 10 years for drug offence (attempted exportation of cannabis), freed after serving only a few months.

Dr. Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe, the renegade New Patriotic Party (NPP) member, who wanted his party to lose the 2016 crucial general elections but failed miserably, has been on this mercenary assignment on familial considerations.

With Mahama in power, Nyaho lived like an Arabian King. He had everything at his beck and call, and that explains why he severed ties with the party he claims to have helped birth.

With Mahama out of power, he is suffocating as the largesse he used to enjoy have ceased. Nyaho benefits more with his nephew in power than his own party.

In conclusion, the obvious disdain Nyaho has been showing towards Akufo-Addo, the needless articles he writes and interviews he grants to malign President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his other determined efforts to bring down the NPP are all geared towards ensuring that his family members take over the reins of power once again. This, it is an indubitable fact, is like expecting a carmel to walk through the eye of a needle.

P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.


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