NDC Members Must Defend President Mills
5/23/2012 6:57:58 PM -
The fact that President Mills has remained silent in spite of all the insults, abuse, taunting and heckling from JJ Rawlings does not mean that Mills is not feeling the heat. He is human just like everybody else. And blood runs through his veins. Even though they say silent is golden, and the president may not be responding to the rudeness from the Rawlingses, he may be feeling the pain and completely let down. No one can take this unceasing heap of insults and not feel the pain.
But it seems many NDC supporters have adopted a wait and see attitude whilst others seem not to care that much as President Mills continue to be at the receiving end of the Rawlingses for no crimes committed. I believe it is because the Rawlingses have seen that not many NDC supporters have stepped up to defend President Mills or condemned their constant attacks on him, that is why they have continued to do what they are doing.
The NDC family should not allow their sitting president to be denigrated by the Rawlingses and presume that all is well. It is time the NDC family step up and let the Rawlingses know that enough is enough. If there is anybody currently dividing the NDC family it is Rawlingses who are systematically creating unnecessary tensions within the NDC when the country is just 6 months away from the elections.
Every family that is divided against itself cannot stand, and since it is not Rawlings who is running for re-election, it behooves on the NDC supporters to read through the real intentions of the Rawlingses and decide who they want to pitch their camp with. Rawlings did his part with all the support and unity from the NDC family and left the scene. So if it is the turn of President Mills today, the family needs to let Rawlings stay put and allow Mills to be Mills.
If you are a father and you daily insult and disrespect your kids, there would come a time that the kids would be forced to throw every caution to the wind and talk back to you. That is the day that you lose your respect as a father. This is the situation facing the Rawlingses today as they cannot hold their fire on President Mills and the NDC leadership as they continue to pour their scorn on them. That is why gradually some NDC faithful have read through the lines and are stepping up to defend President Mills.
Rawlings has reduced himself into an insulting comic and now even if he has any genuine reason/s for doing what he does, he has rather turned many NDC supporters against him. The word out there is that Rawlings is too much and is out to destroy the NDC party and send it into opposition. If today the Rawlingses are calling the NDC leadership as traitors, then we can deduce how low his image and respect is sinking in the NDC family.
I urge the NDC supporters to show their strength and push the Rawlingses back. Since Rawlings will never see power in the country again, the NDC family should be able to let tell him that his time is past and that since there are new leaders in the party, he Rawlings should stay back and let them perform.
One person cannot hold a whole party to ransom and with about six months for the country to go to the polls, this is not the time for the NDC to go to bed daily thinking about how to handle the Rawlingses, or thinking about what he would say next to cause further confusion in the NDC.
The NDC family has to defend President Mills. They have to stand by President Mills. They have to speak for him and they have to tell the Rawlingses to leave him alone. It is when President Mills has the back of the NDC family that he would be able to have the peace of mind to attend to the country's business. If they fail to rally behind President Mills, the Rawlingses will continue to belittle him.