It Was "Over Excitement"… - Kabila Defends Mahama’s ‘Praise Singer’

James Kwabena Bonfeh, popularly known as Kabila, acting General Secretary of the Convention People's Party (CPP) has rationalized appellations and praises poured on John Mahama by a CPP activist at the just ended 9th National Delegates Congress of the National Democratic Congress.

The woman joined his Director of Communications, Abdul Rauf Kadir, to deliver a solidarity message at the congress.


After the speech, she took over the microphone and started singing the praises of former President John Dramani Mahama. 

Her action led many to wonder if indeed she was a true-blooded Nkrumaist.


Reacting to this during a panel discussion on Peace FM morning show ‘Kokrokoo’, Monday, Kabila said the woman’s posture "does not represent the views of the party"

He averred that the conduct of the CPP activist could be attributed to "over-excitement".

"It doesn’t represent the views of the party…It was a slip of tongue; over excitement...the view of the party is in the solidarity message," he indicated. 

Weirdest Solidarity Message Ever?

Five years ago, at a similar congress held in the Ashanti Regional capital of Kumasi, the then General Secretary of the CPP, Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, delivered what some described as the "weirdest" solidarity message in the annals of the country's political history.

Mr Greenstreet incurred the wrath of NDC delegates when he accused the ruling government (the NDC) of bringing untold hardships to Ghanaians and also doing very little to alleviate their plight.

Amidst jeers by the delegates and shouts of "away", "away", the undeterred CPP stalwart said he thought the NDC party would have used the occasion to discuss the problems facing the country, instead "you have decided to use it to share your Christmas gifts.

"Ghanaians are watching you and continue to do what you want, we know what to do when the time comes," he said.

Watch video of the praise-singing act below: