Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Is The System Being Manipulated To Keep Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom From Contesting This Year's Presidential Election?

Many Ghanaians appear to be puzzled by the apparent determination of the Electoral Commission (EC), to maintain the  decision it made to disqualify Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom, from contesting this year's presidential election.

The question that such Ghanaians ponder over is: Is the system being manipulated from the shadows by unseen hands to stop Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom from standing in this December's presidential election?

Many religiously inclined people often say that God works in mysterious ways. What is currently happening to Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom is certainly mysterious.

However, whether the impediments being strewn along Nduom's path to the presidency, are the handiwork of God, or not, is beyond the understanding of simple minds like mine, alas.

But who knows: Perhaps we are seeing "Sumsumu signs" that for Nduom, too, it will be third time lucky, in the 2021 presidential election - when he will be wiser, older and even wealthier than he is today: having then spent the previous four years building yet more businesses and creating thousands more additional jobs?

Be that as it may, one's humble advice to the leading lights of the Progressive People's Party (PPP), is that rather than becoming despondent - as a result of the latest development - they must rather focus on taking advantage of the widepread interest being shown in Nduom's story by millions across the nation.

It is valuable free publicity that they ought to leverage positively.

This is the perfect time for them to ram home the message that Nduom is the most pro-business politician in Ghana today,  and  definitely the nation's most transparent political party leader - and that if elected president  he will become the most effective leader that Ghana has ever had since President  Nkrumah's overthrow in 1966.

They must also remind Ghanaians that it is obvious that Nduom, who is a gentle, kind, humble and truly-honourable man, is feared by all those who have participated in the brutal gang-rape of Mother Ghana, since the 4th Republic came into being - because he is committed to, and determined, to probe all the regimes, which have held power in our homeland Ghana, since 1992.

It is vital that ordinary Ghanaians are made to understand clearly that Nduom is the only presidential candidate committed to investigating all the regimes that have held power since the 4th Republic came into being - as that is the path to ensuring true accountability in Ghanaian politics.

The PPP's leaders must also make the point that unlike the other presidential candidates, a President Paa Kwesi Nduom, as a matter of principle,  and personal conviction, will lead a  government of national unity - which will consist of the most honest and smartest Ghanaians, irrespective of age and political leanings: because he is of the considered view that a divided nation seldom prospers.

Above all, they must make the point that Nduom understands perfectly, that no district in Ghana will  ever prosper, if the present district-level system persists - and will therefore change it to make district-level officialdom more responsive to the needs of local communities.

The PPP's leaders must remind Ghanaians, as they continue to criss-cross the nation, that it is Nduom's firm belief that the needs of local communities across Ghana will only really matter, and be met, when people living in each district of the Republic of Ghana, are able to elect district chief executives.

Let them pose this simple question to ordinary  Ghanaians in rural Ghana: If district chief executives are elected under an Nduom presidency, will they not serve the interests of their districts, and work hard to meet the needs of grassroots people - instead of serving the interests of the political parties of sitting presidents who appoint them: as has been the case since the 4th Republic came into being?

The PPP's leaders must also drive home the point that as long as both the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), and the largest opposition party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), continue to hide the sources of their election campaign funds, and refuse to publicly publish the assets of their leading lights, and their spouses, high-level corrruption in Ghana will never cease, but will rather  get worse after January 7th 2017, if either of those two parties wins power in the December election.

Above all, let the PPP's leaders shout out loudly from rooftops across the nation, stressing the point to Ghanaians that based on their personal records of creating wealth, and jobs, Nduom is the best qualified amongst all those vying for the presidency - and that he is the only one amongst them who can transform Ghana into an African equivalent of the egalitarian societies of Scandinavia.

Finally, as things now stand, it is the humble view of this blog, that it is pretty hard for any discerning and patriotic citizen of Ghana, to resist the temptation to agree with the conspiracy theorists in our midst, who assert that the system is being manipulated, from the shadows, to prevent Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom from standing as a candidate,  in the December presidential election. Pity.

Hmm, Ghana - eyeasem o: Asem kesie ebeba debi ankasa?

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