What is it about political power, that makes even the canniest of individuals, so complacent?
For example, there's no question that both former Egyptian President Mubarak and the former Libyan leader, Colonel Gaddafi, could have survived if they and the political organisations they led, had realised and accepted, that there had been a sea change in the politics of their two nations - and bent with the wind-of-change, so to speak.
There has been a sea change, in Ghanaian politics, too: Ghanaians are now fed up with high-level corruption - and the impunity of the well-connected.
And it is obvious to all those whose eyes and ears have not been blinded and made deaf by the corrupting influence of Awoof-sika-waa-waa (ever-flowing easy-money from dubious sources - to those who don't speak Twi).
If they want their party to retain power, then it is time those now in charge of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), moved quickly to force the resignation of both President Mills and Vice President Mahama from office.
It will pave the way for those in the party, who will ensure that the party triumphs in the December 2012 presidential elections, to take control of their party's election strategy.
As things stand Mills and Mahama are simply unelectable. Let there be no doubt about that. To guarantee a return to power after December 2012, the NDC must be creative and replace President Mills and Vice President Mahama - with Martin Amidu as president, and Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, as vice president.
That will ensure that instead of the December presidential elections being seen by voters as a referendum on Mills' leadership, and voting to kick him out of office, in order to finally bring an end to their troubles, it will rather be seen by them as an election to select the individual most capable of protecting our nation from elite rip-off - of the egregious kind seen during the golden age of business for Kufuor & Co., the tribal-supremacist cabal that dominated the New Patriotic Party (NPP), throughout the eight years of the party's two-term tenure: and whose members comprehensively asset-stripped and repeatedly gang-raped Mother Ghana.
For those in the NDC who have deliberately buried their heads in the sand, the sea change in Ghanaian politics, is that the dismissal of Martin Amidu - after he told the nation that there were individuals committing gargantuan crimes against Ghanaians - suddenly exposed President Mills as a weak and ineffectual leader, dictated to and held captive, by powerful rogues, using him as perfect legal cover, to enable them get away with their gargantuan crimes against Ghanaians.
The fact of the matter, is that today, the vast majority of ordinary Ghanaians see him as a weak and ineffectual leader, unable to curb burgeoning corruption in his administration.
And worst of all, they now regard him as a man totally unsuited, by temperament, to lead their country. To be fair to him, in reality, President Mills is a good and decent man. But we cannot pretend that that widely-held negative perception about him is not a fact-on-the-ground political reality.
Whichever way one looks at it, it is a fact that the honest and incorruptible President Mills, has led a regime, which has ended up with an extra-large albatross round its collective neck - that the outrage of the Woyome judgement-debt payment scandal represents.
That is why ultimate control of the NDC must now be taken away from those in the party whose complacency, greed and corrupt ways have ended up soiling the party's image amongst ordinary Ghanaians, with Woyomegate.
Paradoxically, together with President Hilla Limman, President Mills actually counts amongst the two most honest individuals to lead Ghana, since. Nkrumah's overthrow in 1966. But that won't help him now - and is of no use to Mother Ghana, if, as is said by some, he is manipulated by faceless individuals, for their own selfish ends.
That is why he must give his party a fighting chance of returning to power again - by resigning from office now. Failing that, the NDC ought to simply force President Mills and Vice President Mahama to step down - before it becomes too late! A word to the wise...
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