Mahama’s Sour ‘Electoral Irregularities’
Former President John Mahama is still sulking long after the curtains were drawn over his tenure as Chief Executive Officer of the Republic of Ghana.
We are constrained to accept as credible the weeping mood many claimed he was in when the electoral defeat dawned on him. His near incessant sour grapes approach to issues in the aftermath of the polls suggest this glaringly.
He has refused to castigate his compatriots for not voting for him when they went to the polls preferring to do so rather for the party which they showed preference for under the circumstances.
The foregone and his inordinate obsession to become his party's flag bearer and a return to the presidency appear to be having a toll on him. The symptoms of these are manifested in his rather loose garrulousness which is largely not commensurate with someone who was once upon a time a president of this country.
It appears, like the Yankees would say, we ain't seen anything yet as the days elapse. He is poised to say many things which, irking as they would be, should not surprise us any longer.
His latest movie-star show was when he said that the last elections were riddled with myriad of irregularities which shortcomings he did not attribute to the Electoral Commission (EC) anyway. It would be interesting to know whether he thinks or not that but for the so-called irregularities, he would have been declared winner of the 2018 polls.
Perhaps he is dazed by the over confidence in the predictions of the marabouts that he was going to win. After all, so much was put into letting that be only for that hope to be dashed.
As we pointed out in an earlier commentary in reaction to one of his running potpourri of remarks, his advisors do not seem to be scratched in their assignment. Perhaps to be fair to them, he hardly listens to them and so they could have decided to be telling him what would likely sooth his pain and put them in his good books.
Losing an election, especially, after tasting the pecks of that big office of Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces can be worrisome. The varying post-defeat complications such as incoherent thoughts and so-called walks are symptomatic of this state.
The outcome of the last elections was an interesting one. The thoughts of the former President do not come near the reality and we differ from his position as do most Ghanaians, especially, since his intention is to subject the last polls to vulgarity.
Such convoluted thoughts and tirade coming at this time, a little over a year since the polls swept him from power, are not only time-barred but close to nonsensical.
Were the irregularities which inured more to the favour of the NDC than the other political parties enough to tilt the results in his favour?