That Ghana is in some sort of political crisis, caused by the arrest of the Hon. Kennedy Adjapong, the New Patriotic Party's (NPP) member of Parliament for Assin North, is not in doubt.
It is a situation that calls for maturity and sober minds - and leadership by the most influential politicians in all the political parties in our country.
They must impress upon their party supporters, the need to keep our nation peaceful and stable - to ensure that vital job-creating investment keeps flowing into Ghana.
That is why in my humble view, the chairperson of the main opposition party, the NPP's, Jake Obestebi-Lamptey, ought to be commended.
His measured response, when questioned about the events surrounding the arrest of Kennedy Adjapong, on Net2 TV, this morning, was very dignified and sober. He showed statesmanship that is unfortunately rare, in Ghanaian politics, today.
Clearly, it is time for President Mills to show some decisive leadership. He must quickly invite the leadership of all the political parties for a peace summit, at the Peduase Lodge. It will help diffuse tension in the nation. There must be none of the usual procrastination over this.
The party leaders must discuss ways in which all the political parties can work together to ensure that Ghana's international reputation as a peaceful and stable democratic nation isn't ruined by the voter-registration centre violence, being perpetrated by the extremists in the two major political parties in our country: the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the NPP.
This ought to be a priority for the NDC regime of President Mills - for he has vowed to Ghanaians, and promised the international community, that he will ensure that peace prevails "before, during and after the [December 2012] elections." He must keep his word - and be seen to be keeping his promise in that regard.
In spite of Kennedy Adjapong's monstrous and abominable statements, it must be stated, that Akans are amongst the most welcoming and tolerant of peoples, anywhere on the surface of the planet Earth.
Unfortunately, like all the ethnic groups in our ethnically-diverse homeland Ghana, the Akans also have a small group of tribal-supremacist individuals in their midst.
Clearly, however, the warped and antediluvian views of such narrow-minded jingoists, do not represent the views of the majority of ordinary Akans.
Above all, it is important that Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo and the entire leadership of the NPP openly reject Kennedy Adjapong's unacceptable tribalism and barbarism - which culminated in the alleged hate-speech apparently calling for Ewes and other non-Akans in the Ashanti Region, to be butchered when they enter Akan-owned shops in the Ashanti Region.
If it is true that he actually uttered them, his dreadful and irresponsible words cannot be justified, under any circumstances - and no responsible politician must attempt to do so. His foolish and divisive words must be disowned by his party. Period.
And if they intend to charge him, it is not treason that he should be charged with. The police ought to charge Kennedy Adjapong for broadcasting hate-speech on the airwaves, likely to cause fear and panic, amongst a section of the Ghanaian populace. It fits his crime against Mother Ghana - and charge him they must.
He has no excuse for his irresponsible and ghastly words. He claims to love Ghana. Well, he certainly has a curious way of showing his love of country. It needs to be pointed out to politicians of his ilk, that no patriotic individual who truly loves his or her country, will want to see it go up in flames - regardless of the provocation emanating from their political opponents.
For his part, President Mills must also show the country that he means it when he says he will ensure that there is peace in Ghana - by dismissing Nii Lante Vanderpuije from his official position as a presidential aide: to serve as an example to other NDC parliamentary candidates, who might be tempted to follow his foolish example, of declaring a part of Ghana a no-go area, for their political opponents.
That tiresome Nii Lante Vanderpuije's breathtaking arrogance, and predilection for extreme action, has no place in any government of Ghana that believes in the rule of law. He most certainly does not deserve to serve Ghana's president in any official capacity.
Finally, let those Akan tribal-supremacist individuals - and the tribal-supremacist individuals amongst other ethnic groups in Ghana - with dark minds understand clearly, that genetically we are all one people. That is a scientific fact of life they must all accept.
This is the 21st century, not the sodden Dark Ages. No tribe is superior or inferior to another, in Nkrumah's Ghana - and the sooner foolish and arrogant individuals like Kennedy Adjapong understand that, the better life in Ghana will be for them.
The Kennedy Adapongs in our midst, must understand that our supposed differences, only exist in the minds of narrow-minded individuals - for cultural and historic reasons that are no longer valid, and of any consequence, in 21st century Ghana. A word to the wise...
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