Dear President Rawlings,
I shall go straight to the point: the National Democratic Congress (NDC) must rid itself of President Mills as quickly as it possibly can - for the sake of our nation. And it must be done sooner - rather than later.
(Incidentally, I am a patriotic Nkrumaist, a Ghanaian nationalist and committed pan-Africanist, who, until a few days ago, actually believed in President Mills - and also was frequently critical of you, Your Excellency. Now I realise you were right all along - so: "Ofaene, J. J., ba ni obahe ote, oo!"
President Mills' giving in so easily, to the sodden crooks amongst those who surround him, over Martin Amidu's revelation that criminal-minds within your party, are committing gargantuan crimes against Ghanaians, has suddenly turned the president into an electoral liability - and an unmitigated disaster, politically.
Today, alas, President Mills has no credibility, whatsoever: When put to the ultimate leadership stress-test, he failed our nation.
Luckily, however, your party ought to be able to recover from that disastrous situation it now finds itself in - by doing some creative thinking: which ought to make it possible for it to actually find a fool-proof means of getting President Mills to resign immediately.
Once that is achieved, the NDC should then get Martin Amidu to become vice-president to John Mahama - and then get Mahama too to resign immediately after that. And it will all be perfectly legal and constitutional.
Sir, it is important that your party grasps the fact that moments of exceptional danger, demand exceptional solutions. No one need put guns to their heads - but, go, they must: in the supreme interest of Ghana. Sir, you must take your party back, from those careless individuals, whose ineptitude has allowed crooks to hijack it for their own selfish ends.
Your party can then appoint Mrs. Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings as vice-president to a President Martin Amidu. That is a formidable and winning ticket by any one's reckoning, for the December presidential election, is it not - and will such a move not be perceived widely by Ghanaians, as a dramatic return to the NDC's core principles of probity and accountability?
Just ask the average person walking along the Kwame Nkrumah Circle overhead footbridge - and you will see that there's not a single soul in Ghana today, who is in any doubt about Martin Amidu's anti-corruption credentials.
And who in Ghana today, does not also now see President Mills as a cynical and weak leader, alas? And is his vice-president not compromised-by-association too - and therefore an electoral liability too?
If the NDC were to come up with such a neat solution to its widely-perceived weak leadership problem, and also check-mated the many bold crooks holding the president hostage in the Osu Castle, and, by extension, holding Mother Ghana to ransom, will your party not then be assured of certain victory in the December 2012 election?
And, above all, will that not help save our country, from falling once again into the grasping and dishonest hands of the powerful and wealthy rogues, who dominate the New Patriotic Party (NPP), in December?
Clearly, those amongst that unimaginative and self-seeking lot surrounding President Mills, at the Osu Castle, who perhaps thought that the end of the world would come, were the notorious Woyome to get what he has coming to him - courtesy Martin Amidu - and therefore conspired to rid themselves of Mr. Amidu, ought to have been a tad more imaginative, in their thinking.
Why did those incompetents not see that it is perfectly possible, and legitimate, for example, to scour the world for a wealthy individual - hailing from any part of the planet Earth - to loan a trusty and totally honest and patriotic Ghanaian businessperson, sympathetic to the NDC, tens of millions of dollars, free of interest, for the expansion of his or her own private business, and literally to do with as he or she pleases?
And are there not such wealthy folk living in Equatorial Guinea, today, as we speak, for example? What then stops such a lucky and patriotic Ghanaian tycoon, from subsequently helping a group of credible and equally patriotic individuals, also sympathetic to the NDC, from setting up, and funding, a Social Democratic Foundation, to do good works in Ghanaian society?
And could such a foundation then in turn not be able to provide and fuel a fleet of hundreds of cross-country vehicles, for example, which it could make available to target beneficiaries - to aid the educational aspect of the work of political parties in Ghana (which espouse the philosophy of social democracy), for a period of say two years?
And is engaging potential voters in regular mass open-air interactions, not a legitimate civic- educational task for political parties, I ask?
And who in this country of laws, can successfully challenge such open and transparent help, from a legitimate charitable foundation, set up to support mass civic education encounters of that nature, in any court of law in Ghana - as long as the tycoon met all tax obligations to do with the acquisition of the interest-free loan and his or her freely given gift, to that selfsame foundation?
Sir, it will interest you to know that your hard-of-hearing party, failed to listen, when some of us recommended, when they first came to power in January 2009, that a party committed to fighting corruption, ought not to rely on wealthy individuals for its funding, but should rather use the sms text-platforms of the mobile phone networks, to solicit for small sums of donated cash from the millions of ordinary people, who support it.
This was long before your main opponents, the corrupt Kufuor & Co.'s NPP, even thought of doing same. Would your party have had to be beholden to wealthy rogues, and held to ransom by those selfsame crooks, if those sodden geniuses had paid heed to our advice, I ask?
Sir, the more honest individuals in your party, must get President Mills to resign immediately - and make him a sacrificial lamb: to save our nation from falling into the dangerous and corrupt hands of the tribal-supremacist individuals (the perfidious Kufuor & Co.) who dominate and control the NPP. For all our sake - and that of Mother Ghana, above all, rid your party of President Mills. A word to the wise...
Yours in the service of Ghana,
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