……Responding To Age Concerns

-Nana insinuates

A brief ego trip that President Nana Akufo-Addo apparently took last Saturday, in response to concerns about his advanced age, has left nastiness in the air, as First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, got peddled as a sex object.

In a clap-back at critics who think that, at 73, the President is in his twilight, Mr. Akufo-Addo used the closing part of his speech at the New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s national delegates’ conference in Cape Coast to insinuate that his wife can testify otherwise.

A sexual innuendo on the First Lady saw the President reach out and pet-caress his wife on the podium amidst uproar and nasty cat-calls by an audience that responded well to the insinuation that he is a bedroom bully.

“I keep hearing people saying I should rest; I’m going around buzzing too much. It’s difficult when there’s so much work to be done. But I know that a lot of people are saying this because they think that I am an old man,” the President had hollered.

After that intonation, he had tactfully paused and reached out to the First Lady, who was standing by amidst laughter and cat-calls from the audience.

He then petted pretty Rebecca gently on the arm, following it with a risqué wave of the index finger, as the laughter and uproar of his audience, who had caught his lewd meaning, tore through to a crescendo.

An embarrassed Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo had been totally taken by surprise, even though she managed to clumsily pat her husband back through the sudden discomfiture.

As part of the embarrassment for the First Lady on the day, she had been made to stand through the 40-minute speech by the President, flanking her husband’s body guard behind, while Mrs. Akufo-Addo’s own bodyguard was nowhere to be found.

But the seeming protocol malfunction of inconveniencing the First Lady to stand up through a 40-minute speech degenerated into full blown embarrassment when the President ‘commodified’ her as a sex object.

The awkward sexual innuendo has since thrown up questions as to whether the President respects his own wife and mother of the land.

It has also been a harp on a misogynistic image that President Akufo-Addo has long chipped for himself.

In the buildup to the 2016 elections, the President similarly stereotyped women as sex objects, asking critics who made his advanced age an issue to ask Ghanaian women about his prowess in the bedroom.

In November 2010, Nana Akufo-Addo incurred a lot of flak for himself when he infamously paid glowing tribute to the heavy behind of the late Theresa Amerley Tagoe, the NPP’s former MP for Ablekuma South.

A tribute that the President, who was then the leader of the NPP in opposition, had paid to Mrs. Amerley Tagoe at her funeral, included the fact that he had called the woman “Bottoms.”

According to Nana at the time, Mrs. Tagoe had been a school mate and that because of her huge ‘derriere,’ the woman had been nicknamed “Bottoms” on campus.

In the buildup to the 2012 elections, Mr. Akufo-Addo had also been caught on camera taking liberties with the body of a married woman in the makeup room of the Ghana Television {GTV) studios.

The woman, who was a make-up artist, had been nearly fondled by Mr. Akufo-Addo, who had ticklishly dug into her groin area.

The same Akufo-Addo allegedly abandoned a 17-year old girl that he had impregnated in his hometown, Kyebi, in the Eastern Region.

And the President’s whole notoriety with women, which includes the fact that his wife, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, was originally the wife of his best friend, is a bad reputation that is even known in diplomatic circles.

“… A womanizer and occasional marijuana smoker…,” is how a yarn of leaked American diplomatic cable, from Wikileaks, described Akufo-Addo in 2011.

It is against this backdrop of unflattering reputation that the President went to Cape Coast last Saturday to insinuate that his wife can bear testimony to his sexual prowess in the bedroom.

To wild cheers and applause of party faithful, Nana Addo used sign language to tell critics concerned about the 73-year old septuagenarian’s vitality to ask Rebecca Akufo-Addo about his virility.

An embarrassed First Lady had been completely taken aback by the sexual innuendo, even though she had managed clumsily to rally and go along with what is seen as a very distasteful misogynistic joke by the President.




Source: Samuels

The Republic News Online

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