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Thursday, July 22, 2010

President Mills Must Be A Worried Man


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President Atta Mills must be a worried man after he was yesterday hooted at, at Nima, a densely populated part of Accra soon before his arch-rival, Nana Akufo-Addo, was ushered into the area amidst a jamboree and street carnival that ended up in a mammoth rally.

While the president was given a cold reception, a red carpet was virtually rolled out for Nana Akufo-Addo who created temporary a hold-up in the area as the residents rushed out to mob him.

President Mills had gone to Nima to inspect a particular big gutter and some roads in the area, as part of roads and a drainage inspection tour he was undertaking in Accra.

It is not clear whether the persons that booed him out of the area were organized to embarrass him or they were persons genuinely expressing their frustrations at the state of the economy.

During the inspection of the gutter, persons who heard of the president’s presence in the area formed a small crowd at the scene and it is not clear what prompted them to respond to the president’s wave with boos and catcalls, while some women present cupped their breasts into their palms and invoked curses on him.

Others also stretched their lips forward and started making an “ooooooo” sound as they used the tips of their fingers in hitting their rounded lips to create a rather annoying rhythm.

The noise from the angry crowd got louder and some of them started punching the air with clenched fists and wagging their forefingers in the direction of the president and his entourage.

Some of the words yelled at the president are simply unprintable and in an apparent move to save the situation, President Mills and his team left the scene and zoomed out of the area in a long convoy, as they were followed with more boos.

While Prof. Atta Mills was being booed out of Nima, Nana Akufo-Addo, a flag-bearer aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), was entering the area. Nana’s presence had attracted a thick crowd, virtually making people ran over each other to catch a glimpse of him. Nana Addo made matters worse when he started waving through the opened roof of his vehicle.

The people went into a crazy frenzy and literally started climbing people’s vehicles so they could touch and shake hands with him. Several motorists were heard fuming at the vehicular traffic that was formed as a result of Nana Addo’s presence.

The NPP politician was on the second day tour of some constituencies in Accra to meet with the some delegates as part of his bid to win the party’s slot. Yesterday’s visit also saw him moving through some main streets in the Ayawaso Central, Ayawaso East and Korle Klottey constituencies before addressing a late rally at the Osu Ebenezer Church Hall.

The tour took off on Tuesday and his message had been the same wherever he went: “I know what you are going through and what you are feeling; I am feeling same too but let us not give up. I want you to believe in your hearts and keep your hopes alive that a better government is coming soon.”
Source: D-Guide

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mill went to Nima to test his popularity and I am sure he understood the message sent to him by the people

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