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The race to Julorbi House!

Feature Article The race to Julorbi House!
TUE, 26 SEP 2023 LISTEN

" Both Mahama and Bawumia offer nothing new to voters, just like Biden and Trump. It is going to be a furnace of boring campaign that delivers nothing new, save the same old "dead goat" politics on the part of one, and "one toilet, one T' roll" rhapsody of the other."

The idea that one of the presidential aspirants showboating on television could actually become our next president gives me goose pimples.

My toilets too have become frequent emissions of watery sediments, accompanied with empty flatulence and fiery internal contusions, which my doctor says are the result of aggravated mental myelitics.

Imagine you woke up this morning to the announcement that baby-face Hassan Ayariga is our new president and the new occupant of Julorbi House!

Or that former "dead goat," John D. Mahama, whom we buried some 8 years ago has cast aside his grave clothes, and resurrected to his old but new office!

There is also a remote possibility that Ghana can elect its own "Kennedy" as president. In which case, irritant Adjepong could become our president.

But Akufo Addo's prayer, if the battle is still the Lord's, is that his relic, Dr. Bawumia succeeds him as our 12th post independent president.

As for rebellious Alan Cash, going independent a little over a year to the elections amplify his power of prevarication.That it has taken him so long to jump off the party wreckage, considering his ordinary treatment by the party leadership remains a mystery. Allan never really belonged.

How would he wash away the Akufo Addo blemish from his skin? He only jumped off ship because of the failure of the "aduru me so" --- that is, "it is my turn to lead" convention which Akufo Addo is so happy to dismantle in favor of his beloved vice president.

No matter how poorly you rate a basket of tomatoes, you may end up buying it all the same for lack of alternatives. Election 2024 could be the most fatigued elections in this country in terms of voter apathy. The terrain, so far, is choked with noise and more and more of the same amidst severe economic hardship even for middle income workers.

Both Mahama and Bawumia offer nothing new to voters, just like Biden and Trump. It is going to be a furnace of boring campaign that delivers nothing new, save the same old "dead goat" politics on the part of one, and "one toilet, one T' roll" rhapsody of the other.

The 2024 elections would be a straight fight between the two gentlemen. This is an indication of how stagnant our political evolution has become. The choice between them would have nothing to do with policy. For no Ghanaian is interested in policy just like the politicians themselves, who have never kept their promises once in office.

If our politics were that progressive, some of the names attempting to smile at us forcibly from the posters, including baby-face Hassan Ayariga and loud-mouthed Kennedy Adjepong would not even consider themselves presidential material.

Clearly, the presidency has lost its charm to attract the best sons and daughters of the land so much so that every Tom, Dick and Harry with a little money in his momo account now thinks he can aspire for the highest office of the land.

For how long can we continue to trust our political parties to toss up miserable candidates for our votes when these parties themselves have no system of ideological grooming beyond a chaotic system of selection based on the principle of who joined the party first?

Such an unrefined routine of tossing up ill-baked candidates for elections every 4 years is akin to gambling away our destiny to the highest bidder, rather than the most qualified persons.

It is a lottery of selection that limits a party's ability to present the best candidate for elections as much as it limits the right of citizens to choose the best qualified candidates for political office.

Ghana's economic hardship under Akufo Addo is a gigantic mess. The regime's mismanagement makes the era of Atta Mills, John Kuffuor and JJ. look like Ghana's golden years of prosperity.

If there is any lesson to take from Akufo Addo's catastrophic regime, it is this: it takes much more than campaign promises to govern and not everyone is cut for this high office.

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