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15.12.2004 Feature Article

The Best Fitting Candidates Have Been Democratically Elected.

The Best Fitting Candidates Have Been Democratically Elected.
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wish to use this opportunity to congratulate all Ghanaians for the maturity they exhibited in this year's presidential and parliamentary elections; apart from few reported incidents of electoral flaws, which are normal, and a characteristic all human practices, all the political parties including the NDC agreed, that the elections were free, fair, transparent and genuine. May I also commend all the opposition presidential candidates including Prof. J.E.A. Mills for accepting defeat; I strongly believe that even those who ran away during the commencement stage of the compilation and announcement of certified results will accept the verdict without any “boom”; so now the next stage is to unite our capabilities and move mother Ghana forward.The EC needs the greatest credit for all these laudable success.

The happiness of all Ghanaians about the fact that, the thumb now decides who should be our president or MP cannot be over-emphasized.

It could be true that the periods under the past “dirty” military regimes witnessed a few good things like some road constructions, rural electrification and infra-structural development, these same regimes were involved in diabolically vicious and inhuman activities like ritual murders of innocent women, master-minding of ethnic wars, brutal treatment of citizens who spoke anything negative, but true about them thus putting Ghanaians into “slavery” of speech, arbitrary dismissal/termination of civil and public officers and most recently, manhandling and beating and slapping of respectable academicians in higher authority who dared to disagree to decisions that appeared to be full of imbecilities

Just before the beginning of the year 2000, Ghana was wallowing in the quagmire of political hypocrisy, sycophancy, dictatorship and inherent scare about the kind of conversation to participate in. Those who felt vocal, but threatened went on vacations somewhere abroad.

Now that there is going to be a government comprising the best elected minority candidates, the best elected majority candidates and the best elected presidential candidate, Ghana will be a place sweeter to live in – sweeter even than honey and honeycomb. Ghanaians must do well to forget and erase the history of all the military regimes, especially the recent ones, from our minds, because these regimes pushed us into a very deep cataclysmic spiritual darkness.

We are no more in “slavery” of speech, but true freedom of speech which those who suppressed it are now enjoying and can boom at anytime; inflation, they say, has dropped; development projects are going on in all the ten regions; however, Ghana needs men who will not be bought or sold, men who in their inmost souls are true and honest, men who do not fear to call sin by its right name, men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole, men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall.

This is the quality we expect to see in the president and all our parliamentarians. Therefore, may I submit here to our leaders to look back and dissect their mistakes to finding a reasonable solution to them.

Finally, the trend of voting should not affect the relationship of the government with any of the ten regions; after all if all the regions were pro NPP, or pro NDC, or pro PNC, or pro CPP, then there wouldn't be the need to vote; the beauty of democracy lies in competitive opposition.

Long live, Dr. Edward Mahama;

Long live, Mr. Aggudey;

Long live, Prof. J. E. A. Mills;

Long live, His Excellency, President J. A. Kuffour;

Long live, GHANA Views expressed by the author(s) do not necessarily reflect those of GhanaHomePage.

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