To a large extent our educated urban elites are basically decent and hard-working individuals. Unfortunately, somehow, it is invariably the most unprincipled ones amongst them, who end up becoming the most powerful members of our political class.
Perhaps they succeed - as a young university student suggested to me - in dominating their parties and our nation, as a result of the unfortunate Ghanaian habit of not speaking out openly and boldly, about the misdeeds of individuals in important positions in society.
Could that unfortunate collective failing be a hangover from the societal hypocrisy that was said to underpin the ethos of governance systems in virtually all our pre-colonial traditional tribal entities, one wonders?
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) lost power in the December 2008 elections, mainly because of the widespread perception amongst ordinary Ghanaians, that it had become a very corrupt regime.
The impression most discerning, apolitical and independent-minded Ghanaians had gained, towards the end of its second term in office, was that a golden age of business was being enjoyed by a powerful and ruthless few, in the NPP regime, who were exploiting the national economy for their personal enrichment; that of their favourite blood-relations as well as their dearest "bottom-power" lady friends; and their regime's cronies in the Ghanaian business world.
It therefore did not come as a surprise to many political analysts, when the NPP's presidential candidate, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, was beaten by the narrowest of margins by the candidate of the then main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Professor Mills.
Sworn into office on the 7th January, 2009, President Mills came into office with a lot of goodwill amongst a majority of ordinary Ghanaians, for him - mainly because of his well-earned reputation as a peace-loving, honest and humble gentleman.
Yet, true to form, some of the most dishonest individuals in his NDC party, have somehow succeeded in becoming powerful members of his administration.
And with just a few months to go for the end of President Mills' tenure, the deadly troika-combination of dishonesty, unfathomable greed and unpunished misdemeanours - associated with the powerful rogues in his regime - have succeeded in alienating a majority of ordinary people in Ghana from his NDC regime.
Today, the general consensus amongst most voters, is that nothing short of a miracle will save the Mills regime from certain defeat, in the upcoming December presidential and parliamentary elections.
Personally, I don't for a moment doubt President Mills' personal integrity - and neither do I that of the NPP's Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo.
However, if, as its harshest critics insist, it is true that like the NDC, the NPP is also still dominated by the same selfish and dishonest politicians of yesteryear (now apparently operating from the shadows - deftly pulling strings because of the quantum of resources they control) whose greed gave the party such a negative image in the past, then our nation has a huge potential governance problem.
Without a shadow of doubt, dear reader, the powerful and ruthless rogues in their midst, will definitely end up dominating the next NPP regime, too. This, despite the fact that Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo is an honest gentleman.
It is obvious that the biggest two political parties in Ghana are evenly matched, in terms of the numbers of voters they can depend on.
Alas, there are millions of "My-party-my-tribe-right-or-
And it is that blinkered support-base of both parties that is slowly destroying Ghanaian democracy.
It is led by their small army of paid erstwhile "serial-callers" - now re-branded and grandly designated "communications team-members" - with their fanaticism and dim-witted blindness - who spend most of their days either calling into, or participating, in radio and television current affairs phone-in programmes, to spread each party's negative propaganda, on our nation's airwaves.
However, hope, they say, springs eternal. So perhaps the question the rest of us must ask is: Will the discerning individuals whose crucial swing-votes now decide who wins presidential elections in Ghana (the so-called floating-voters) take a chance and convince enough ordinary people to try a new set of politicians from a party other than the two dominant parties, the NDC and the NPP - and somehow miraculously enable the good people of Ghana to snatch their country back, from the grasping hands of the powerful rogues, who dominate the two largest parties in their homeland Ghana?
Hmm, Ghana - eyeasem o: asem kesie ebaba debi, ankasa!
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