IF THE OPPORTUNITY COST OF BEING A RUNNING-MATE TO YOU IS MY LIFE, WHY SHOULD I ?
No one in his right frame of mind will drink poison from a golden cup just to boast of ever drinking from a golden cup, the consequences are dire and permanent. The Akans have a controversial bird called the “Santrofi anoma”. It is full of juicy fatty meat but very dangerous and disastrous to human life. There they coined a fantastic and thought provoking proverb around it that “Santrofi anoma, wo fa no a, w’afa mmusuo, wo gyae no so a, w’a gyae sradeɛ”. To wit, the “santrofi” bird, if you take it, you take danger, if you reject it, you reject fatty meat. Is H.E. John Mahama’s “wahala” in getting a running-mate not fitting into this proverb?
Critical analysis of past political happenings especially around the former president is scarier and repels people away from him. The Akans also have another warning carved in a form of a proverb that “Wonnim wuo a, hwɛ nna” which literally means, if you have never seen death or corpse, look at sleep or someone who is asleep. When it comes to running-mates history in Ghana, especially regarding John Mahama, how is the story? Whether he as the vice or somebody as his vice. Is that not scary enough to make people reject your offers to partner you?
With this as a challenge, instead of the former president sponsoring and national prayers to cleanse him of that frightening spirit, he is rather busily sponsoring news conferences and senseless demonstrations all over the country.
Every NDC member has come to know the reasons for their “running-mate hunger” but propaganda has eaten deep into their moral fibres such that they pretend there is no problem but no one, not even the man’s own wife is ready to be his running-mate. JM is killing the NDC slowly.
By this writeup, we plead with the Cadres, Peace Council of Ghana, The Chief Imam, H.E J J Rawlings, Aunty Naadu Mills, Madam Emilia Amissah-Arthur, Hon.A.S.K Bagbin, Isaac Adongo, Stephen Atubiga etc. to kindly prevail on H.E John Dramani Mahama to do the NDC a favour by naming his running-mate now.
Why do you have to do this simple thing under pressure? Is the NDC and JM serious?