Winner Takes All Politics Affecting Abeiku Santana

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The recent appointment of Abeiku Aggrey Santana, as an ambassador by the Board of Trustees for the National Covid-19 Trust Fund, has sparked a gale of reaction by members and supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

As is usual with the petty politics we practice in this country, members of the NPP, who are expected to know better were the ones leading the charge against his appointment.

The sheer mindless reasons advanced to kick against his appointment is sad, especially more than twenty years after the Fourth Republication Constitution came into effect.

This is not the first supporters of a political party, have raised issues with their leadership, including the president of the land, questioning the propriety of an appointment that has been made.

Mr Santana's crime is that, he is a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and by choosing to join NDC, he has lost his right as a Ghanaian.

As a newspaper we were of the opinion that, the appointment of Abeiku Santana, was to bring an end to politics of winner-takes-all, but we were wrong as party supporters are up in arms against the appointing authourity.

The same situation is playing out in Parliament, where supporters of the NDC, have drawn their swords against Minority Members of Parliament for approving president Akufo-Addo's ministers.

Abeiku Santana is a victim of a long held behavior that president John Evans Atta Mills and John Dramani Mahama, sought to correct, but unfortunately, we have gone full circle and back to where we started.

Most of these appointments are gratis, they do not come with any salary or allowance, it just a call to serve ones nation.

This newspaper calls on authourities and voices of reason, to take advantage of the moment to orient their followers to understand that, we are building a nation and that regardless of one's political affiliation, every Ghanaian has a role to play, when called upon.