With the lesson of the near-destruction of the Ivory Coast etched deeply in their subconscious, one doubts very much whether the ordinary people of this country, will allow their homeland Ghana, too, to be led into the abyss, by politicians or political parties.
One also hopes that most ordinary Ghanaians are sensible enough, to understand clearly, that were they to allow the tragedy that befell the Ivory Coast, to be repeated here by selfish politicians, they will end up seeing their lives (and that of their loved ones), turned completely upside down.
They cannot afford to allow their relatively peaceful, stable and democratic nation, which has taken decades of never-ending sacrifice on their part, to get where it is today, to be torn apart by civil strife - orchestrated by opposing sets of power-hungry and power-drunk politicians, too callous to care about the effect of their actions, on others: and who, in any case, are bound to escape from Ghana, with their nearest and dearest, were Ghana to burn.
It is such a pity that when Providence gave him a historic opportunity, to make a difference in our national life, by changing the nature of Ghanaian politics, for the better, alas, President Mills was unable to do so.
Instead, for some extraordinary reason - which is hard to fathom - he appears to have allowed others (referred to in pithy fashion by ex-President Rawlings as "greedy bastards") to take advantage of his tenure as president, to put narrow self-interest above the common-good goal of creating a political milieu, in which the personal cost of engaging in corruption (of the rogues-in-high-places variety) would be so high, that none, but a daring and foolhardy few, would ever consider entangling themselves in it.
As a result of that failure, high-level corruption persists and still remains a hindrance, in the effort to transform Ghana, and better the lot of ordinary people.
The perception amongst most ordinary Ghanaians that high-level corruption still persists in Ghana under President Mills, is the reason for the widespread disillusionment with the Mills administration.
As a result of that, today, incredibly, the rather unfortunate situation has been created, in which the clever and grasping acolytes of Kufuor & Co., under whom - despite the unrelenting propaganda blitz to make us believe the contrary - we did not also experience a rule of saints, either, are actually on the cusp of returning to power again, after the December 2012 elections. How can that be, I ask, dear reader?
Yet, as we all know, whiles the vast majority of Ghanaians did not experience a change for the better, in their personal circumstances, a lucky and small group of extremely well-connected individuals, and the most influential New Patriotic Party (NPP) members, benefited a great deal, and prospered mightily, from Kufuor & Co.'s not-so-secret agenda, of asset-stripping the enterprise Ghana - which underpinned the ethos-of-greed that characterised many of the self-serving policies, of the NPP regime of President Kufuor.
Given the record of Kufuor & Co., in the eight years that the NPP ruled Ghana and consistently put their crony-capitalist pals' interests above that of the Ghanaian nation-state, one would have to agree with those who say, that such is the unfathomable greed that drives that clever, self-seeking and ruthless lot, that were they to succeed in returning to power again, after the December polls, it would be catastrophic for Mother Ghana.
Despite the failings of President Mills' National Democratic Congress (NDC) regime (which, incidentally, pale into insignificance, when compared to the brutal and repeated gang-rape of Mother Ghana, and the many other crimes against ordinary Ghanaians perpetrated by the perfidious Kufuor & Co.), for the sake of the unity of our nation, it is vital that the discerning, independent-minded and patriotic individuals in Ghana, whose crucial swing-votes now decide who becomes president of Nkrumah's Ghana (the so-called "floating voters"), do not allow those tribal-supremacist NPP wolves-in-sheep's-clothing, to return to power again in our country, any time soon.
The surest and most effective way to prevent that, would be for those who currently control the NDC to remove their deeply buried heads from the sand, and, together with those seeking to reconcile President Mills and ex-President Rawlings, focus instead, on the creative-thinking solution, of persuading President Mills and Vice President Mahama to resign from their respective positions - and replace that doomed ticket with Martin Amidu as the NDC's new presidential candidate for the December 2012 elections, and also pick Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings to be his running mate.
It would be such a relief, dear reader, for Ghanaian Progressives, were President Mills and Vice President Mahama themselves to decide to resign from their positions, in order to help their party secure victory in the December elections - and save Ghana from that party of asset-strippers and super-sly tribal-supremacist politicians.
Those arrogant and selfish individuals, whose hidden agenda is the perpetual dominance by their ethnic group, of our unified country of diverse-ethnicity, in which no tribe is inferior or superior to another, do not deserve to be allowed to govern our homeland Ghana again, under any circumstances, ever.
However, were Mills to still go ahead regardless, and insist on standing as his party's presidential candidate, then patriotic Ghanaians must make a lesser-of-two-evils choice, and vote for NDC candidates, standing against the candidates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), in the December 2012 presidential and parliamentary elections. A word to the wise...
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