Tuesday, 10 February 2015

The Yearning For A United Ghana Is An Opportunity For Nkrumahists

It is heartbreaking to hear Nkrumahist politicians implying, in their public speeches, that the candidate eventually selected by their party, is capable of  winning the 2016 presidential election - without the backing of the other Nkrumahist parties.

That is delusionary - and dangerous: as it will stop the Nkrumahist parties from coming together in an alliance to campaign for a common presidential candidate in that all-important election. Yet, that is precisely what they ought to do, if Nkrumahists are to return to power again,  in the  Ghana of today.

The plain truth is that no Nkrumahist party's candidate is capable of winning the 2016 presidential election on his or her own - without the active backing of all the Nkrumahist parties.

To enable Ghanaians face the tough times predicted for the global economy in 2016, the winner of the 2016 presidential election, will have to work hard to unite our sharply divided country.

Without that unity of purpose and national consensus, groups of hardliners in both the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and the New Patriotic Party (NPP), will continue their secret agenda of sabotaging the nation-building effort - regardless of whichever of those  two parties controls the presidency in 2016.

 (Unless and until they become totally transparent about their sources of funding, and dedicate themselves to protecting the national interest at all material times, may God forbid that either of those two corrupt and opaque parties wins the 2016 presidential election. Patriotic and independent-minded Ghanaians have had enough of the NDC/NPP duopoly's hardliners' divide-and-rule tactics - and the unfathomable greed that underpins most of their actions when in government. But I digress.)

To avoid that selfish and nation-wrecking strategy used by hardliners in both the NDC and NPP, to make governments of the day unpopular - regardless of the detrimental effect it has on the country and ordinary people: as is clearly the case today - we must have a government of national unity after the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections: with the new administration's membership consisting of ministers selected from all the political parties in Ghana.

By forming an alliance in which each Nkrumahist party maintains its identity, and selecting a common candidate for the 2016 presidential election, the Nkrumahist parties will be demonstrating to Ghanaians, in practical fashion, their commitment to the formation of a government of national unity that embraces honest and patriotic politicians from across the spectrum - including individuals from both the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

The leaders of the  Convention People's Party (CPP), Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), People's National Convention (PNC) and the Progressive People's Party (PPP), must understand clearly that none of the parties they lead, can select a presidential candidate who will go on to win the 2016 presidential election, without the backing of all the other Nkrumahist parties.

 For the sake of the hard-pressed ordinary Ghanaian, who wants to see Ghana transformed into an African equivalent, of the egalitarian societies of Scandinavia, the leaders of the Nkrumaist parties must put pride and ego aside - and begin talks to form an alliance of equals.

If they truly love Mother Ghana, the Nkrumahist parties must come together and select a common presidential candidate in 2016 - as that is the only way for them to win that particular election.

It is time the leadership of all the Nkrumahist parties understood that clearly - and started talks to form an alliance of equals to fight the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections, as soon as practicable. Ghanaians want their polarised society to be united - and that yearning presents Nkrumahists with an opportunity they must not miss: as it might never come their way again.

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