The e-levy cake shown at the birthday party of Majority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, according to Manasseh Azure Awuni, is just another example of “rotten goat syndrome.”
Months ago, the former Multimedia journalist created the phrase “rotten goat syndrome” to describe how President Akufo-Addo has gotten worse than President John Mahama in the same areas that Mahama became a “dead goat.”
At a private ceremony, the majority leader celebrated his 65th birthday with close friends and family.
The party’s talking point was a special “E-levy cake” on display at the birthday celebration, and it’s still unclear whether the Suame legislator sponsored the cake himself or received it as a gift from the minority NDC, as the NPP alleged.
Manasseh reacted to this by writing:
“The E-Levy cake is a manifestation of the rotten-goat syndrome I wrote about a few weeks ago. They’re just insensitive!”
Rotten Goat Syndrome
“…. As I’ve stated somewhere, the fact that Akufo-Addo has turned out to be worse doesn’t turn Mahama’s bad deeds into good deeds. That only makes him the lesser of two evils as some people say. And that doesn’t call for an apology. To call for an apology is to call for the glorification of evil. If I employed someone to keep my shop and he stole 50 cedis and got sacked, he or she wouldn’t deserve an apology because their successor stole 100 cedis. John Mahama’s chances of winning in 2024 are bright if he contests. Akufo-Addo is already doing a lot of work to help a Mahama come back.
If he wins, it wouldn’t because we’ve regretted our actions in 2016. It will be because the alternative turned out to be a rotten goat, and Ghanaians did not have any option so they went back to the dead goat. I will not want to see the old Mahama in the Jubilee House. He should be willing to leave a better legacy than in his first term. Akufo-Addo shouldn’t be his benchmark….”