Wontumi’s Illiteracy Vs. NPP’s Necromancy
Necromancy is the practice of communicating with the dead, especially in order to predict the future. It includes magic, witchcraft, sorcery, and all practices that involve communicating with the dead for the purpose of divination, fortune-telling, and discovering hidden knowledge.
Even though it was widely practiced between the Stone Age and the Medieval Period, it lost its significance with the religious, political, intellectual and cultural upheaval that greeted the world under the Reformation of the 16th Century.
Shockingly, however, five hundred years after the practice was declared obsolete and worthless worldwide, influential political leaders in Ghana still pride in the practice and flaunt with it.
The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) could be said to be guilty of this obnoxious practice, if what its Ashanti Regional Chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, aka ‘Wontumi’ reportedly said during a recent radio interview in Kumasi is anything to go by.
The media reported him as saying that he had communicated with the spirits of the party’s forebears, namely; Dr. Joseph Boakye Danduah, Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia, and Chief S.D. Dombo, who gave him instructions regarding the upcoming national chairmanship race, scheduled for Koforidua.
According to him, the ghosts asked him to tell the delegates that they preferred Freddie Blay to lead the party as national chairman, to Stephen Ayensu Ntim. He had since embarked on that ‘mission’.
THE PUBLISHER finds it strange that, in this age and time, prominent people in the NPP would stoop so low as to dabble in matters of necromancy to foretell the future of their beloved party.
The paper wonders why the spirits of the three, if at all they had any influence over the living, would so woefully fail to assist the party in exposing the killers of the late J.B. Danquah-Adu and Adams Mahama, but would rather dabble in a mere chairmanship race in which the contestants are not at each other’s throat.
Some of the nagging questions begging for answers are: Why did the so-called ghosts, out of all the people in the party, chose an obviously prejudiced personality to deliver such a vital message? How did he recognise them, when the personalities he named had all died long before he (Wontumi) was born?
It must also not be forgotten that the party has the ghosts of Victor Owusu, Adu Boahen, Jato Kaleo, Abayifa Karbo, P.J Da-Rocha, Aliu Mahama, Courage Quarshigah, Jake Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey, Apenteng Appiah Menka and others, who for very good reasons, decided to quietly sleep in their graves.
Peddling the names of the three doyens, the way Wontumi is doing, is seriously debasing the party and the intellect of its leadership.
We call on the NPP to either STOP THIS NECROMANCY, or better still; let the party create a polling station for ghosts, wherever they are.