A lawmaker and an appointee of the president, visits a voter registration centre, fully armed with a gun, in the company of heavily built armed NPP party hoodlums, shoots to disrupt the electoral process and her vigilantes set fire to motorbikes of unarmed innocent civilians, who had gathered to register to vote.
The member of Parliament comes on air to admit shooting the gun, without any evidence of threat on her life or provocation from any member of the public. Her only rationalisation for shooting the gun was that she wanted to scare off persons who were not supposed to be registering at the centre. Wow!!! Every registration centre had a police officer stationed to maintain law and order. Why must it take a member of Parliament to shoot a gun to scare persons believed to be breaking the law? How about the three motorbikes her hoodlums burnt into ashes at the centre? Was that also to scare somebody? This is the violent monstrosity of the Akufo-Addo regime, which is the DNA of the New Patriotic Party NPP.
Former Athletico Madrid, Barcelona midfielder and Turkish International, Arda Turan, has been sentenced to two years and eight months in jail after firing a gun at a hospital, following a fight with a Turkish pop star.
But in Ghana, Hawa Koomson won’t face any law under Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo. She won’t even get a mere reprimand from her appointor. Akufo-Addo is very much in support of her actions. At least Stonebwoy is facing the law for showing a gun at a crowded place, without firing. Why won’t Hawa Koomson be subject to the same laws of our land? This is the Orwellian animal farm Ghana has become. One law for the citizens, another for the NPP members.
If Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is not fulfilling the prophecies of Arthur Kennedy, Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe, Kofi Koomson and all others, who warned us about his violent and vindictive disposition, he should have brought at least a single person among the rampaging and gun-weilding appointees to order. As he’s failed to do so, we conclude that prophecy is being fulfilled.
Sadly, the moral conscience of the State, has gone to bed, just after they helped their favourite Pharaoh to power. All the pastors have assumed a strange identity of deafness. The very vocal Catholic Bishops Conference of yesteryears, has suffered a strange laryngitis. The Presbyterian Church has since lost interest in the public good. Reverend Martey and Bishop Mensa Otabil have all lost their mojo and zest for speaking against evil in our society.
The least said about the Ghana Peace Council, the better. The Peace Council as it is now, is an apology of a State institution with such a name. Their loud silence in a time as this, when all the signs are rapidly turning into a foreboding of war, is so discomforting and nauseating, to say the least. The Peace Council sat here and kept mute as Nana Addo made nonsense of the work of the Justice Emil Short Commission findings, by issuing a white paper to reject 70% of commission’s recommendations, one of which demanded the prosecution of NPP hoodlums, embedded in the National Security, who were used to maim unarmed and innocent Ghanaians at the famous Ayawaso West Wuogon bye election. Nana Addo rejected the call for the disbandment of separate standing army under the guise of national security, which the regime deploys to execute mafia work on her opponent. The Peace Council failed to utter a word in all of these. Should we still see that institution as one that is interested in the promotion of peace in our little Republic? I beg to differ on that.
In all this, #KickNanaOut is the only antidote we have as Ghanaians to cure the vindictiveness and monstrosity on show within our body politic. As they seek to use guns and the might of the military to cower us, let us all use the power of our thumbs, to vote NPP and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo out on December 07, 2020. This high-handedness and vindictiveness must never be allowed to solidify.
By George Kwaku Yeboah