Mahama Pleads His Own Ungodly Cause on Death Penalty Scrapping

Feature Article Mahama Pleads His Own Ungodly Cause on Death Penalty Scrapping

He is indelibly on record as having stated categorically, while on an electioneering-campaign stumps in the Volta Region, not quite awhile ago, that when it comes to the deliberately targeted use of violence against Ghanaian citizens, no political party establishment in the country can match the “impeccably bloody” credentials of the presently main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). So, it must be quite eerily obvious to the overwhelming majority of Ghanaian citizens and voters that he is earnestly and desperately pleading his own ungodly cause, when the twice-defeated, shameless one-term former President John “I Have No Classmates In Ghana” Dramani Mahama vacuously promises to thoroughly and definitively abolish any provisions in Ghana’s 1992 Republican Constitution that warrants the application of the death penalty within the context of the heinous perpetration of capital crimes in the country (See “I'll remove death penalty provisions from statute books if elected President – Mahama” 5/29/24).

We are informed by the reporter of the afore-referenced news story on which our present discussion is based, that the Serial and the Dynastic Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress made the statement attributed to him herein, when the Bole-Bamboi native, from the Akufo-Addo-created Savannah Region, in a speech read on his behalf by the controversial NDC Member of Parliament for Madina Constituency, in the Greater-Accra Region, Mr. Francis-Xavier Sosu, at the launching of the Amnesty International State of the World Human Rights Report for 2023 and the Death Penalty Report, whatever the latter means, at Fiesta Royale Hotel, in Accra, on May 29, 2024.

It is also crystal clear that the then-President Mahama who fiercely opposed the historic and the visionary implementation of the Fee-Free Senior High, Technical, Vocational and STEM public school curricula cannot be seriously reckoned to be a leader who fully appreciates what it really means to be a human-rights advocate, much less a leader of conviction when it comes to protecting the unfettered and the inalienable rights of all Ghanaian citizens and residents without regard to political affiliation and/or ideological suasion. It is also limpidly clear that Candidate-General John “Gnassingbe” (Ford Expedition Payola) Dramani Mahama was likely earnestly pleading his own ungodly cause, with regard to the “Mysterious Contract Assassination” of then-Incumbent President John Evans Atta-Mills on July 24, 2012, a highly suspicious and morally catastrophic event that ought to have been promptly investigated by the man who immediately stepped into the conspicuously oversized political shoes of the former Arch-Lieutenant to the late former President Jeremiah “Jerry” John Rawlings, and instead chose rather bizarrely to euphorically and publicly celebrate the clock-stopping demise of his prime benefactor as an auspicious and an opportune act of Divine Providence that had been specially and specifically orchestrated to celebrate the former Rawlings’ Communications Minister as the first Ghanaian leader to have been born in the postcolonial era.

At any rate, we need to emphatically highlight the unarguable fact that the four-and-half years that Mr. Mahama spent at Jubilee House, as the substantive President of the Sovereign Democratic Republic of Ghana, were unarguably far bloodier than the 16 years, in total, spent by Presidents John “The Gentle Giant” Agyekum-Kufuor and Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. In other words, a critical interpretation of Candidate Mahama’s pledge to thoroughly remove any traces of the possibility of a future reactivation of the statutorily enshrined Death Penalty cannot simply be other than a devious backdoor attempt by a politically sanguinary, desperate and implacably vindictive infamous “Shit-Bomber” to literally open the floodgates for the professional throat-cutters and goons of the National Democratic Congress to literally get away with murder a la former US President Donald John Trump’s equally farcical mantra of “Unqualified Presidential Immunity” to commit high crimes and misdemeanors, as it were.

You see, a former President who never caused the investigation of the highly suspicious death of his own immediate predecessor and the man who, in retrospect, literally handpicked the partially Russian-trained communications propagandist as his Chief Executioner, cannot absolutely in any way be trusted to safeguard the human rights of the Ghanaian people. In particular the human rights of his sworn enemies. But what is even more troubling here is for the former National Democratic Congress’ Member of Parliament for Gonja-West Constituency, in the Akufo-Addo-created Savannah Region, to so casually suppose that he could brazenly insult the intelligence of the Ghanaian citizenry with reckless abandon.

For example, what does it really mean for Candidate Mahama to promise to summarily proscribe the carte-blanche or the open-season murdering of old women, for the most part, clinically afflicted with dementia on trumped up charges of witchcraft or sorcery, when the former President had actually collaborated with his own wife and former First Lady, Mrs. Lordina Mahama, to scandalously promote such criminal and barbaric torching of victims of “Witch-Hunting” by building villages for falsely accused witches, a grossly ill-conceived policy initiative that actually resulted in the massive promotion of a demonic cultural practice that properly belongs to the European Middle Ages in Twenty-First Century Ghana, instead of strictly and rigidly enforcing the human rights protection laws of the land? Dear Reader, you be the judge.

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By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., PhD
Professor Emeritus, Department of English
SUNY-Nassau Community College
Garden City, New York
June 15, 2024
E-mail: [email protected]

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