TELL ASIEDU NKETIA, DR. BAWUMIA WON’T BE A FLAGBEARER BY CURTAILING SOMEONE’S TENURE AND LIFE.
Whatever the intentions of the NDC’s Mosquito, he should know that everybody has a destiny and no man, can determine the destiny of another. It was never a promise and never has the humble and honest Veep indicated anywhere that he is the apparent political heir to his boss, the president. If Asiedu Nketia doesn’t know, he should find out, in the Mamprugu tradition, you don’t express interest in the “skin” when the chief is alive. You do that, you miss it. In the Mamprugu tradition, everybody gives his or her maximum support including prayers for the progress and survival of the sitting chief and the kingdom.
Dr.Bawumia is a dyed-in-the-wool product of the above culture and tradition. His humility and readiness to justify his current position by wholeheartedly and diligently supporting the president is his preoccupation. The issue of becoming a flagbearer or president is in the hands of his maker. Dr. Bawumia never even thought of being a politician, how much more being a Vice President? But, the good Lord who knows who should be where at what time has brought him this far. Dr. Bawumia is completely appreciative and thankful to God for where he has brought him. It is not compulsory that he should be a flagbearer or a president and he personally never said this anywhere. To whom, was Asiedu Nketia responding ?
The Mamprusis have a saying that “if you carry a big basket in the room because you’re in a hurry, you will put it down before you come out because the entrance will be smaller for you”. Those who hurriedly and forcefully put themselves where they should have waited on the Lord to promote them, what are their fates now? You think it is normal to climb to the highest point and come down to start again? Something fundamental is wrong. Either you got to the top in the first time through dubious means or God has demoted you for going ahead of him(God). Dr. Bawumia is not in any rush to become a president so let Asiedu Nketia leave him alone to support the president succeed. Asiedu Nketia should pray to be considered as a running mate first as he himself intimated he has interest in. That opportunity is still there, NPP has no flagbearer vacancy now.
Just in our immediate past, we heard a subordinate declare his boss invalid, say he was wasting his time or delaying his political opportunity of getting to the top and they had to push him aside to grab that opportunity. May God not put such a mentality in Dr.Bawumia. If it is the will of God, he will get there. Dr. Bawumia won’t push out the President and take over, being a president is not everything.
All i ask of the Elephant fraternity is to concentrate on supporting the President and his Vice to take Ghanaians to the promised land and ignore any detractors who may wish to create confusion in their front. This is a Vice the President and party members have trust in. With Dr.Bawumia, the President is not threatened in anyway. Whether Dr.Bawumia becomes a flagbearer or not, how does that concern Asiedu Nketia?
“Di wo fie asɛm”.