By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
My good friends, so much has emerged for us to know how the anti-Mahama elements are doing their dirty politics.
They began by using the opportunities given them by our democracy to register their protest (even with their loss at the general elections, which they contested at the Supreme Court to no avail). They have relied on their political parties as the smokescreen behind which to agitate and provoke confrontation with the Establishment.
These political parties are legitimate institutions, registered and recognized, meaning that using them to poke the sides of the government cannot be regarded as undemocratic. We have seen how party buffs are manipulated to take to the street and indulge in acts of vandalism and to cause mayhem thereby.
We have also seen how so-called civil society groups are operating, pursuing the agenda of the anti-Mahama camp and making utterances to suggest that Ghana is doomed under President Mahama.
They are ably supported by the doom mongers in the clergy who are raising dust to suggest that a military coup could be in-the-making.
Those in the media hyping only the negative aspects of governance under President Mahama are doing overtime to ratchet up public discontent.
There is so much coming from the anti-Mahama camp that shows clearly the intricate web that these characters are weaving to make Ghana ungovernable or to set the stage for needless mayhem.
They don’t disguise their doings and make utterances laced with threats and provocative prompts verging on an appeal to the military to remove President Mahama from office.
I am tempted to surmise that these characters have reached their wit’s end and are now desperately inciting the military against our democracy. The latest manouevre has come from a failed and disgruntled NPP buff, Dr. Arthur Kobina Kennedy, who is no stranger to us. In an opinion piece, he has called for a “moral revolution” in Ghana; but behind it all is his expression of LOVE for what happened on June 4, 1979, under JJ Rawlings.
In effect, Arthur Kennedy is praising Rawlings for launching his revolution. Hidden behind this so-called love and reminiscence is the veiled incitement of the military to intervene in national politics. No one should be deceived. We know all that these characters are aiming at. Let them know that their expression of LOVE for JJ Rawlings is a betrayal of their own conscience (if they have any left at this stage).
Lest I forget, let me remind them that Rawlings is reported to have ever said that it was civilian politicians who impressed on him the need to remove Dr. Hilla Limann from office in 1981. He mentioned the NPP’s late B.J. da Rocha as one of those influences. Thus, as these NPP frustrated elements go about raising dust, they should know that they are leaving traces all over the place to be followed in exposing and dealing with them if they overstep their bounds.
Whether they like it or not, what has been put together under our democracy cannot be separated. We are watching closely.
I shall return…