JUST as Christians in this country are preparing to celebrate the Easter festivity, a moment when they reflect on the essence of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the atmosphere in the country has been poisoned and really charged.
THIS follows a rather distasteful comment made by the Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoyo, in an interview he granted Accra-based Happy FM during which he was alleged to have made remarks that suggested that there would be a social revolution during the tenure of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
THAT statement is what saw the police move in to pick him during a press conference organised by the coalition of opposition political parties known as the Ghana First Patriotic Front, last Tuesday.
WITH all due respect, Koku Anyidoho’s remark must be condemned in no uncertain terms. It is a remark that has the potential to destablise our democratic dispensation.
AND it is refreshing to hear some top NDC members come out to condemn it.
THAT is a healthy development for our democracy!
HOWEVER, Today must state a few observations that are worrying so far as our governance system is concerned.
FIRST is the belief by some elements within both the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the NDC that the governance of this country is their preserve.
THIS erroneous impression has largely been premised on the reason that since the establishment of the Fourth Republican 1992 Constitution, these two parties have been allowed space through the ballot box to rule this country.
WELL, that does not make the administration of this country their preserve!
IN fact the right to make and unmake governments in this country per our constitution rests with the good people of this country.
AND that is done through the ballot box after every four years.
THIS is something those hawkish NDC and NPP elements must come to terms with and accept as such.
WHAT Ghana needs is positive ideas and contributions regarding how to become a prosperous nation and not such reckless statements which do not bode well for our growing democracy.