His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is an astute human rights lawyer. For that Rockson Adofo, the author of this publication, is very much aware.
However, he should not be seen to overly demonstrate altruism in all instances.
Is it not said that every unique problem has its unique solution? Does the president not know that when you give the Ghanaian a finger, he will want your whole arm?
How does the president envisage curtailing the obvious indiscipline, insults and abusive of power in the country if he became overly humanitarian?
To be honest with the president who I respect so much, I am never happy about him always bending backwards to favour those who have it as their agenda to soil his image through uncalled for insults.
There was once a Senior High School male student who insulted him with unprintable words that went viral on the social media. The president stepped in to forgive him when appropriate punishment was about to be meted to him by his school authorities. He was pardoned from a sack after the president’s intervention.
I understand the boy has since passed into eternity. I can’t confirm this rumour about his death.
There was again this infamous and uncultured NDC guy called Kwame Appiah Stadium. He accused the president of not only being a weed (wee) smoker but its dealer. By this, he implied that the president was a dealer in a contraband good hence breaching the criminal laws of the land.
This notorious guy pleaded for mercy when he got arrested to help the police or the national security investigate if indeed the president was a criminal. Barely had he been arrested when the president stepped in for him to be released and the case discontinued.
No sooner had Appiah Stadium got his freedom than he went on same tangent to attack the president, all on intent to enhance the political chances of former President John Dramani Mahama, his idol , staging a successful comeback to the presidency. Appiah Stadium has publicly declared his readiness to feed on Mahama’s faeces should the situation call for that. This means he will do whatever it takes to bring him to power at the expense of President Nana Akufo-Addo and the larger Ghanaian populace.
No long ago, some six or eight final year or so female students of Chiana Senior High School in the North, recorded themselves insulting the person of the president with unprintable words. Their video of insults went viral on the social media.
I quickly published an article calling for the students to be punished to serve a lesson to would-be recalcitrant students.
Again, the overly human rights lawyer-cum-president, Nana Akufo-Addo, has stepped in to stop their expulsion from the school.
I am asking the president, when will he realise that enough is enough with his interventions that are directly or indirectly encouraging people to behave irresponsibly? If the president doesn’t care when people breach the laws hence allows them to go scot free, I, Rockson Adofo, the fearless and no-nonsense son of Kumawu/Asiampa, cares.
When will he step aside for the law to be applied to such uncivilised partisan individuals, be they students, youngsters or adults, to serve as deterrence to others to help move Ghana forward as a nation of human beings with grey matter but not water in their heads?
I am ashamed to see such children having the audacity to publicly run down the president, all for their ignorance and backwardness, thinking such is the way forward to become popular or famous in Ghana, or to advance the political fortunes of the party and people they support.
Enough is enough with such injurious interventions to save people from facing the full rigours of the law, Your Excellency the President.
Saturday, 14 January 2023