If insults could kill, NPP flag-bearer Nana Akufo Addo and other politicians who have suffered untold vitriolic attacks at the hands of verbal terrorists would have long been dead.
These fine gentlemen, who have served and continue to serve their motherland, have been insulted and tagged with the most nauseating of labels.
They have contained all these unsubstantiated allegations and amazing vitriolic attacks cooked and released from the Castle, largely in silence. Those were the days when the infamous Informer was edited at the Castle.
It soon attained the unenviable status of the ugly epitome of dirty journalism, by virtue of the dirty mission it has set upon itself.
We do not know what the disposition of the rented press would be today, now that the old order has changed, or so it seems, at Government House.
If there is going to be any change in the operations of the rented press, a story about how the New Patriotic Party (NPP), according to one of them, intends to descend upon Mr. Amissah-Arthurâ€™s underbelly is ample evidence to the contrary.
According to the newspaper whose contents we are unable to even paraphrase, the NPP wants to use what in their estimation is Mr Amissah-Aurthurâ€™s moral shortcoming to shoot him down.
If this is a pre-emptive strike, we are sorry about how disserving it is to the cause of the man, as he fields questions before the Appointments Committee of Parliament today.
Whoever directed the newspaper to do what they intend to be a pre-emptive story should discover by now the uselessness of the venture. Perhaps, they know more than we do about Mr Amissah-Arthur but we wish they could keep such details to themselves.
Evidently, the NPP has learnt interestingly to weather the machinations of its archrival NDC, especially when they switch to the elections mode. Experience, they say, is the best teacher. No wonder whenever the NPP is accused of any such political trickery, it only smiles.
Ghanaians can recall how when the NPP was accused of orchestrating the rumour about Millsâ€™ death, an NDC goon untied the knot by pointing at an insider as being responsible for the rumour. The NPP could only laugh last.
The Castleâ€™s own Informer also helped the cause of the NPP when it virtually played out the Akan proverb that when an insect stings one, it must be within oneâ€™s own apparel.
We do not know much about the inner workings of the NDC but suffice it to state that when a crocodile surfaces with details about the bottom of the river, who is the antelope to dispute these?
The foregone render the story about an alleged plot against the nominated Vice President by the NPP a figment of the imagination of those who commissioned the rented newspaper to do the story. A dĂ©jĂ vu indeed.