Aristotle, the great philosopher, opined that only thinkers should be permitted to lead. When leaders speak, their words are supposed to inspire hope, bring about unity and provide a sense of purpose, which will ultimately move the nation forward.
In Ghana, some of our leaders cannot be characterized, because they have no character. One of such leaders, is the dishonourale KwabenaTahiru Hammond, Member of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa in the Ashanti region on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party.
Ghana is one of the most beautiful nations on earth because of our diversity. Our diversity was manifested on the eve of the Independence declaration. On the dais with our first president and founder, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, when he declared Ghana as an independent and Free State was, together with Comrades Kojo Botsio, Komla Agbeli Gbedemah, Archie Casely Hayford and Krobo Edusei, all clad in their northern smock and hats.
Ghana was represented at the Polo Grounds on that day, those who stood with Dr. Nkrumah were coming from the corners of the country.
This nation is considered as the most hospitable in the world, unfortunately politics, which was to be a rallying cry for the people, is gradually tearing this country apart.
The antecedent of the NPP, has always believed in marginalization, they have always preached divide and rule, which is based on class segregation.
Ghana is for Ghanaians, but to them some people do not qualify to be called as such. Many well-meaning Ghanaians are irritated by K.T Hammond's recent outburst that the deployment of security personnel in Ketu South in the Volta region, was to prevent people in Togo from crossing the border to come and register in Voters' ID card registration that started last Tuesday, June 30, 2020 by the Electoral Commission. His comments were below average.
It is said that in the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh. The NPP, has said time without number about the presence of Togolese on our electoral register. This was primarily the reason why since 2015, they have been pushing for the compilation of a new voters' register.
Their headache, has been the Volta Region, especially Ketu South, the world bank of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Since 1992, when we held our first election, the NPP, has been on this call that, some people are not Ghanaians and as such must be disenfranchise.
Indeed, the first time foreigners were driven out of this country, was in the Second Republic, when Dr. K. A Busia was the prime minister, with William Akufo-Addo, the father of the current president, as the ceremonial president.
In 1969, under the "Ghana Aliens Compliance Order" (GACO) enacted by Ghanaian Prime Minister Kofi Abrefa Busia; Nigerians and other African and non-African immigrants were forced to leave Ghana as they made up 20 percent of Ghana's population at the time, and Ghana deported over 3 million Nigerians and other African nationals.
This order was a blot on the conscience of this country, especially the effort Dr. Kwame Nkrumah made in his quest for African unification. He declared on the eve of independence that, our independence is meaningless, unless it is linked up with the total liberation of Africa and until his death, long after he was overthrown, this was an idea he promoted.
The narcissistic obsession of the NPP is nauseating. The frequency with which they attack other tribes, especially minority tribes, leaves me wondering if this nation, will ever be united with them in power.
You should not treat other tribes disrespectfully and then expect respect from them, you cannot simply hope to outshine other tribes, forgetting your own flaws and hypocrisies.
I am particularly irritated by K.T Hammond's recent outburst that the reason for the deployment of military troops in Ketu South was to prevent people from Togo from taking part in the voters' registration exercise, this is despite the fact that, our borders, both land, sea and air, have been closed since march, when we recorded cases of coronavirus, known as COVID-19.
As a legislator, who enacts laws, a lot is expected of him anytime he opens his mouth to talk. Unfortunately, the NPP, elect people with questionable character to lead them, either as Presidential candidates, party executives or Members of Parliament (MPs).
The NPP, has rolled out the greatest assortments of know-nothings in its history, many of whom have become a bother on all of us. An elder does not speak, unless it is necessary.
K.T Hammond, has been added to the long list of absurdities to happen to this country, for now he is topping the list.
Reason suggests that when a clear headed adult opens his mouth to speak, he does taking into account all the ramifications, because as they say, actions have consequences. The people in the Volta Region, in the light of unguarded statements, have every right to retaliate, what happens if a leader from that part of the country, also throws tantrums and invectives.
After the comments of KT went viral, a video surfaced of Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu, the overlord of the Ashanti Kingdom, when he invited Awomefia of Anlo state, Togbe Sri III during the celebration of AdaeÂ KÉseÉ in 2018, he said both Asantes and Ewes, lived in harmony until politicians decided to divide them for their selfish interest. I believe the message of Asantehene did not get to KT Hammond.
One thing must be made clear to the NPP, they do not have the absolute and inalienable right to rule this country, we all have the right to it, but all depends on Ghanaians, when they decide who should govern them, no machinations can change that.
KT has turned himself into a ranting and uncultured brat, insulting everybody and throwing tantrums at people for daring to point to him that he said was wrong.
Some politicians need to grow up; we cannot continue to be telling them that, they need to behave themselves.
Shame on all the politicians, who went to his Constituency to campaign for him, this man does not deserve a seat in Parliament.
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