Although they both have JM initials, President John Mahama is not President John Mills. And Mahama wants the whole world to be clear about this.
No wonder he goes about blaming all previous governments, his own former boss Atta Mills included, for the woes of his current government: ‘If previous governments had only laid up infrastructure… if previous governments had transformed the economy… if previous governments this, if previous governments that!’
So please bear with the president while he does all the good works which President Mills refused to do. As for the NPP government that Kufuor led, we all know that they’re terrible and useless, but Mahama wants you to know that our pious, Christ-like Atta Mills was as sinister as Kufuor, and didn’t do one single thing to help create jobs or solve the energy problem.
But if you want the strongest proof that Mahama is definitely not Mills, look no further than their respective choices of pastors: Mahama opts for Pastor Chris, while Mills selected TB Joshua.
TB Joshua is ‘colo’ and raw. TB Joshua can’t slang. TB Joshua sports an afro, just like they used to do when Kwame Nkrumah was chilling with the Big Six. Yes, the prophet is ‘colo.’ And he specialises in catching witches. No wonder President Mills took an instant liking to him.
Pastor Chris is modern and refined. Pastor Chris speaks sexy slangs even better than Jay-Z. Pastor Chris sports a tastefully permed hair. Pastor Chris is swanky and sexy. Yes, the pastor is modern and refined. And he doesn’t catch witches, no: he battles with demons, and works wonders, and makes the young ladies go wild! No wonder President Mahama opts for him.
Now, which of these pastors is capable of delivering the Government of Ghana from the series of crises (oops, challenges!) facing it? TB Joshua is macho. Pastor Chris is effete. TB Joshua has work experience in dealing with witches and other spiritual beings known in the West African area. Pastor Chris only works on the spiritual problems of the middle class and CEO club.
Now tell me: which of these two pastors can fight the thieving dwarves in the vaults of the Bank of Ghana?
The ‘colo,’ afro, macho TB Joshua can stand the Old Evil Dwarves in the NDC. As for Pastor Chris, he cannot even fight the Children with Sharp Teeth. And he stands no chance against the Dwarves. Even Kyeiwaa will floor him pasaa!
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