Wednesday, 12 October 2016

The NPP's John Boadus And Freddie Blays Must Beware: God Does Not Like Deceptive African Politicians

A number of the New Patriotic Party's (NPP) leading lights, regularly invoke God's name, during their party's election campaign rallies across the country.

Naturally, in a superstition-riddled nation - in which  many so-called Christians secretly worship at the alters of traditional deities such as Tigare and Antoa Nyame, and seek their protection, whiles publicly posing as "born-again Christians"  - stating that "The battle is the Lord's" at election campaign rallies, will obviously resonate with millions.

Alas, the point that clever Ghanaian politicians miss, however, when they say their battle is the "Lord's," is that God does not favour African politicians who refuse to publicly publish their assets, and those of their spouses, before presidential and parliamentary  elections, and before assuming office. Ditto doing so again immediately after their tenures' in office end.

That is the conundrum the NPP faces. They cannot have it both ways: Endlessly criticising the Mahama administration for being corrupt, whiles adamantly  refusing to take the most effective single measure against high-level corruption in Africa today - the public publication of the assets of politicians and their spouses - themselves: by publicly publishing their own assets and those of their spouses, as proof of their good intentions in seeking power. Extraordinary.

Perhap, secretly, the attitude of the John Boadus  and Freddie Blays, is probably that they are of the considered view, that, basically, most of their die-hard Ghanaian supporters are too stupid to understand the real significance of the refusal by politicians in an African nation afflicted with the dangerous and nation-wrecking virus of endemic high-level corruption, for the NPP to have to worry about any blowback from the point-blank refusal by most of that party's bigwigs to countenance the public declaration of their assets and those of their spouses, under any circumstances. Cheeky sods.

Be that as it may, although clever politicians might succeed in fooling the vast majority of the good people of Ghana into voting them into power, having invoked God's name to trick their way into power, however - if that is actually the case that is - could end up having disastrous consequences for the NPP:  in terms of the party's continued viability and ensuring its long-term survival.

Of course, we must not discount the real possibility that it might very well be that secretly, in fact many politicians in Ghana, might also be worshipping at the alters of the cults of the Antoa Nyames and Tigares - but pose publicly as Christians and Moslems, of good standing, in order to gain acceptability socially and politically.

For all we know, perhaps some of them even doubt God's very existence. Who knows? Otherwise, why would politicians running opaque political parties, who are beholden to the very vested interests draining the lifeblood out of our country, take God's name in vain - when that has dire consequences?

Be that as it may, yet still, the sly John Boadus and Freddie Blays - as well as their other colleagues in the upper echelons of the NPP - had better beware: In the very serious matter of publicly publishing the assets of African politicians, and their spouses, as an anti-corruption measure - and proof of their good intentions in seeking power - the Lord God does not like deceptive politicians at all. Not one bit.

Hmm, Ghana - enti yewieye paa enie? Asem kesie ebeba debi ankasa.
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