A LETTER TO MANASSEH AZURE AWUNI OVER HIS INCOMPETENT NICE/NOT NICE ANALOGY.

A LETTER TO MANASSEH AZURE AWUNI OVER HIS INCOMPETENT NICE/NOT NICE ANALOGY.

Dear Manasseh,

When a frog, though wingless, considers itself as a bird because some greathearted birds hold its hands in the air, he can only fall if their magnanimity fades away while still in the skies.

You, somehow, seem to be suffering from delusions of grandeur thinking that you hold the keys to the success or otherwise of governments with your advocacies and writings.

The Vice President of the Republic, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, over the weekend, at the NPP’s Youth Wing’s conference which took place in Tamale, in a speech, said that former President Mahama is being labelled in certain circles as a nice man, but to him and many Ghanaians, he remains an incompetent nice man.

The Vice President further stated that Ghanaians do not need any incompetent nice man but the one who is a doer like President Akufo-Addo. Dr. Bawumia indicated premium must be put on achievers than people who look good outwardly.

In a tweet attributed to you, you have stated that it is far better to have an incompetent nice man than the one who is incompetent but not nice. Your ascription of the Akufo-Addo administration being incompetent is flawed in so many ways.

Your description of this administration not being competent is hinged on two main reasons; the seeming failure of the NPP administration to prosecute JOSPONG over the Zoomlion contract and your botched militia documentary.

You expected the Akufo-Addo administration to haul Joseph Siaw Agyapong (JOSPONG) before the law courts for ‘crimes’ committed against the state. While I am not gifted with the nuances of our legal system, it is also not right for any government to abuse our laws with impunity.

We are not in a jungle for people to be arrested and incarcerated for crimes we believe they have committed against the state. We can only use the law to do that and that is something we must all encourage if we really want our democratic credentials to continue to be the envy of our peers.

You cruised to town with a sensationalized documentary about some fictitious militia training camp story which failed to glitter. You were challenged on the claims made in that documentary but you could not justify them.

That made you sever ties with your objectivity. With your ego bruised, you have been looking for ways to get at the Akufo-Addo administration. Your sarcastic renditions to events happening under this administration speak volumes of your adopted but prejudiced mindset towards this government.

Your conclusion is not based on any well researched, scientific and empirical facts but on the pains you seem to carry in your heart over the events I have highlighted in this letter. A review of the way you look at events is necessary.

P.K. Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.