February 26, 2019 • Politics

When one compares General Mosquito’s statements about previous Presidential Primaries held by the New Patriotic Party (NPP), to his loud silence today about similar primaries held by his own party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), such a person would be left with no other option than to jump into one conclusion: When you throw a ball to the wall, it bounces back to you.

General Secretary of the NDC, Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, has been pushed to this tight corner by the above-stated Law of Karma for the following reason: In the run-up to the 2007 Presidential Primaries of the NPP, Mr. Nketiah described the aspirants in that election as “17 thieves who were going to a contest to elect their leader.” Simply put, any group of candidates who aspire to be presidential candidates are thieves, at least, by General Mosquito’s description. In effect, General Mosquito’s unwarranted description of aspirants in the Legon Congress of today’s ruling party, considered as the leader of such “thieves,” President Akufo-Addo, who emerged victorious in that election as the NPP Presidential Candidate for the 2008 Elections.

If the words of the three times successful Chief Scribe of the biggest opposition party are anything to go by, how would Former President John Mahama be described today? It would be recalled that the Former President emerged victorious in the just ended Presidential Primaries of his party – obtaining resounding 95.23% of the valid votes cast. Arguably, this is the highest in the history of presidential primaries held by any Ghanaian political party in the Fourth Republic.

President Mahama contested with 6 others who were members of his single-term corruption-ridden government, but who do not believe in his so-called new vision for Ghana. Would General Mosquito be man enough to describe these 7 candidates as thieves, and for that matter, Former President Mahama as their leader? If not, where lies the integrity of the Chief Scribe of the biggest opposition party?

Unarguably, one of the best laws that have stood the test of time, and proven its worth is the Law of Karma. Indeed, when you throw a ball to the wall, it bounces back to you. Food for thought.

Felix Nyarko Acheampong writes for

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