One of the many legacies of Ghana's founding father, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, is that unlike so may other African nations, in the main, ordinary Ghanaians don't particularly care which part of their nation, those fellow citizens they interact with, on a daily basis, hail from.
That is why ordinary Ghanaians of Akan descent, for example, who form the majority of Ghana's population, inter-marry and happily coexist peacefully with fellow citizens originally descended from other ethnic groups - and vice versa.
Indeed, one would be hard put finding any family clan in Ghana today, which was not a multi-ethnic entity - with family members who are Ghanaians of diverse ethnic descent: united by blood-ties and by marriage.
It is important to make that vital point, and also distinguish them from their open-minded and non-tribalistic compatriots, whenever one condemns the tiny minority of tribal-supremacist and elitist individuals, from all the ethnic groups in today's Ghana.
Those narrow-minded and prejudiced individuals in our midst, ought to be made to understand that their foolish dream of reviving the pre-colonial tribal entities - largely because it serves their personal and political interests, as descendants of the ruling elites of those societies - will never be allowed to be realised in any shape or form in this country: because it poses a great danger to the unity and stability of our homeland Ghana.
That is why the New Patriotic Party's (NPP) Akan tribal-supremacist leaders must be confronted and opposed, wherever, and whenever, they seek to bring their antedelluvian views into our nation's political arena.
To enable them win and hold on to power, the NPP's tribalistic politicians, always work hand-in-glove with their tribal Chieftains, to exploit the sentimental attachment, which many ordinary Ghanaians still have to various aspects of the cultural traditions of the areas of the Ghanaian nation-state, which their family tree was seeded and their families' originate from.
Whenever that occurs, as patriots and nationalists who love Mother Ghana passionately, we must never be afraid to point out, and criticise, the fact that a particular group of tribal-supremacist politicians are in an unholy alliance with their tribal Chieftains to achieve their common goal - dominating the Ghanaian nation-state till the very end of time.
We must always condemn these often arrogant individuals, whenever their narrow-mindedness makes them talk about their dream of reviving ancient "tribal glories".
What escapes these insufferable individuals, is that today, those ancient "glories" would put key figures of the folklore of say the Dagomba; Ga Dangbe; Ewe; Akyem; Asante; and Guan kingdoms of the pre-colonial era, to mention a few, firmly in the category of International Criminal Court (ICC) indicted war criminals and perpetrators of crimes against humanity. There is nothing glorious about mass murder and the enslavement of others. Period.
Unfortunately, there still lurks, in the midst of the many decent and non-tribalistic Akans (who luckily are in the majority in their party, thank goodness!) in the NPP, a determined cabal of powerful Akan tribal-supremacist politicians (Akyems and Asantes mostly), who dominate that party so completely.
The loquacious Honourable Atta Akyea MP, epitomises that type of smug and self-satisfied Akan tribal-supremacist politician and elitist, referred to above - and his party's upper echelons are jam-packed with people of that ilk.
It is said that inherited privilege is the greatest enemy of meritocracy.
Consequently, we must be eternally vigilante and constantly keep an eye on the Atta Akyeas and their insufferable tribal Chieftains, who apparently think they can neither be contradicted nor criticised openly - in what is a constitutional democracy whose citizens, without exception, are equal before the law: and none above it.
Their hidebound traditional governance system (with its insular nature and demand for endless sycophancy, results in megalomania in many of those handpicked in an opaque process, underpinned by nepotism, to rule, from a pool of 'suitable' candidates - from a privileged few select ruling families), is a menace to liberalism and fans the endless hypocrisy, which has turned today's Ghanaian society, into a nation full of fence-sitting moral cowards.
If truth be told, above all, the tribalism of the NPP's powerful Akan "owners", poses the single greatest threat to the cohesion of our homeland Ghana - and to the well-being and continued existence of our young democracy.
And there is nothing benign about the present-day aims of their effete traditional system, either - and we must always remember that it remains the last bastion of age-old tribalism in Nkrumah's Ghana.
The "real owners" of a political party, the ultimate dream of whose political forebears was of a post-independence constitutional arrangement, consisting of a loose federation of pre-colonial tribal entities, ought not to be allowed to rule our homeland Ghana ever - if that is also their political ideal.
That is why as long as the most powerful and dominant individuals who control it, also share that absurd dream, their party must never be allowed to govern Ghana. For, once in power, they will proceed to mobilise the entire machinery of state for that dubious end.
We saw it in the unholy alliance between the sly and greedy President Kufuor and his overly-ambitious and hypocritical tribal Chieftain - and we will certainly see it again, if the NPP is returned to power after December 2012.
The worry for patriotic Ghanaians, is that our ethnically-diverse nation's unity, may be destroyed permanently, were that outrage to occur again - and some of our new rulers sought to impose yet another tribal-supremacist megalomanic and elitist on Ghanaians, as Ghana's de facto monarch. That is why the NPP, as currently constituted, must never be allowed to come to power again. Period. A word to the wise...
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