Mills Makes a Mockery of a Supreme Court's Decision
Many are beginning to wonder if President Mills is actually his own man. Is he currently in his right frame of mind as compared to when he was a lecturer at the University of Ghana? He is though intellectually knowledgeable enough to understand the democratic principles of his office; he allows his thoughts to be manipulated by the undemocratic principles of certain individuals within the NDC? Does he understand, and can he differentiate between the distinctive functions of the organs of government, that is, the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary in a democratic State? I am afraid not. President Mills being usually slow, and permanently distracted through needless castigation by Rawlings and his ilk, may not know. President Mills having been shot into political limelight by the lawless cowboy-NDC party, any Tom, Dick and Harry within the party thinks to be able to dictate to him. Although he is not a cat hunter as Nana Dr.Okumkrah Kwabena Adjei, the NDC Chairman, he may soon become one the longer he stays in NDC interacting with the likes of Dr. Kwabena Adjei, Asiedu Nketia (General Mosquito)and Togbe Avaklasu. President Mills in answer to a question posed at the Editors Forum as to his rumoured intention to seek to relief the Chief Justice of her duties said, "Stay where you are. Look at my face and listen to my voice. Do I look and sounds like a cat hunter?" By this joke, he is distancing himself from the evil intentions of some members of his party. But it is said, "He that lies down with dogs will rise up with fleas" He may not only become a cat hunter but a feline eater the longer he stays in NDC with the type of Kwabena Adjeis surrounding him. What powers has he as a President of a democratic State to overrule or purport to overrule the decision of the country's Supreme Court? Unless he sees himself as a typical lawless NDC fanatic same as Togbe Avaklasu Rawlings and the supposed ankle, knee, leg or foot soldiers, that have no respect for the tenets of democracy, he could be said to have goofed big time at the Editors Forum held at the Castle on Friday, 7th January 2011. He had responded to a question put to him by Kwami Sefa Kayi of the Peace FM's flagship morning show, Kookrokoo, by saying," Let nobody forget that NDC has December 31st as one of its founding days. I cannot change it...Other political parties may have founders day that they are not even disclosing and they may be associated with something else. But what I'm saying is that, I belong to NDC; this is the party’s Founding Day and if people decide to celebrate it, I will encourage them to do so. Pure and Simple!” President Mills is currently the First Citizen of Ghana but he has not the mandate to flout the laws of the land at whim. He cannot govern by whim. It will be recalled that the Supreme Court ruling at the end of 1993 banned the public commemoration of the 31st December 1981 Revolution with State funds. There seems to a Cenotaph erected at the Jubilee/Flagstaff House where Rawlings, his wife, and the NDC lots have been laying wreaths to the memory of the supposed fallen comrades of the 31st December 1981 Revolution since Mr. Kakra Fiifi Evans John Atta Mills took over as the President of the Republic of Ghana. Is the State not somehow sponsoring the celebrations where the seat of government is always made available for the lawless NDC guys to congregate to chant their war songs, beat their chests like domineering male chimps marking out their territories after which wreaths are laid? What does President Mills take Ghanaians for by saying, he will encourage his NDC family to celebrate the 31st December 1981 Coup d'état? Does he understand that the Coup d'état was not only illegal but maimed and killed a lot of Ghanaians physically, mentally and psychologically? Does Ghana belong to only the NDC family? Indeed, he is the father of all. By his actions, discerning Ghanaians are able to tell who actually he is. Does he actually understand the checks and balances as pertained under true democratic systems where each organ of government operates independently from one another? How and why then does he think to possess the power to disregard the Supreme Court's decision? It must be made clear to President Mills without mincing words that Ghana is no longer under the dictatorial "Nkrumah Show boy" rule as stringently applied and epitomized by his Godfather J.J. Rawlings. Supreme Court decisions are far superior to, and do override those of a President where clarifications are sought in the event of policy litigation. Did President Mills unanimously agree with his ECOWAS Heads of State on the passage of a resolution to remove the Ivorian President, Laurent Gbagbo, from office through military intervention in the event of persuasion failing? If he did, why is he reneging on his promise when indeed the situation has become precarious? Is he such a coward and a traitor? Does he fear it will be a recipe for disaster for future Africa Dictator Heads of State of whom Rawlings, his master, once was and always aspires to be? Even a dickhead knows that Laurent Gbagbo is also trying hard to avail himself of Power Sharing. If Kenya and Zimbabwe have done it, why not he, one may ask? Will such power sharing not become the order of Africa democracy if tolerated? Will it not in the end negate the benefits of true democracy by indirectly opening a door for Africa dictators to continually legitimize their position? The ECOWAS and UN are trying on the other hand to prevent such rubbish from gaining roots or ramifying in Africa where dictator Heads of State abound. Rawlings had to be persuaded to hand over government to Kufuor even though he had come to the end of his two-term period and was himself not a contestant in the election. If he was, he would surely have done Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Emilio Mwai Kibaki of Kenya, or Laurent Gbagbo of Ivory Coast. Let us support the decision taken by President Mills on the issue of Ivory Coast if and only if, it is in the long term best interest of Ghana. Remember the maritime location of Ghana's much hyped commercial oil-find. The less I talk about this, the much better. To those NDC government Ministers with diarrheic mouths I say, "Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool" Proverbs 19:1. I am a cocoa farmer's son, come from the Ashanti Region so I feel greatly hurt when these naïve baby-face NDC government Ministers run their foul-mouth against my kind. How unscrupulous can they be? Bite ye not the finger that feeds thee but these NDC guys are doing the very opposite. At the opportune time in 2012, they will be shown the exit.
Source: Rockson Adofo
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