Date published: February 15, 2012
The politics of insult, the politics of antagonism, the politics of ethnic division and the politics of unnecessary sentiment that has characterised the NPP and NDC is a clear signal of a recipe for disaster in this country.
Ghana has come a long way, and is expected to have politicians who are national interest thinkers. A situation where political parties, the NPP and the NDC, are both declaring a ‘win win’ situation for themselves in the up-coming 2012 election is a threat to the security and stability of our country Ghana.
The intended and ultimate goal of politics of any state must ensure the continuous provision of public goods, security and an enabling environment for prosperity. But what we are now witnessing between the NPP and NDC is nothing good to write home about. Enough is enough!
I must clearly state that these two political parties are destroying the moral and political fabric of this country. This malfeasance is not only at the national level of our body politics, but has moved into our tertiary institutions as well. Antagonism and attack on each other has descended to the various University campuses, especially at the University of Ghana.
On 20th October 2011, when a TEIN (NDC branch on University of Ghana campus) van drove by Akuafo Hall Annex ‘A’ to deliver some announcements, it came under attack by students, alleged to be NPP supporters.
Stones were thrown at the van, resulting in damage to its windscreen, mirrors and glasses. This is a typical example of an ‘ALL DIE BE DIE ATTITUDE’. Is this how we want the destiny of Ghana to be decided?
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Insecurity anywhere is a threat to security everywhere. This is a reflection that GHANA IS SITTING ON A TIME BOMB OF CIVIL UNREST.
The PPP under Dr. Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, with his humble and respected approach to politics, is what Ghana needs in times like this.
We all wish that this country lives to fulfil the creed on which it was established; Freedom and Justice, Equality, Good governance and Respect for Human Rights.
EMMANEUL OSEI President of Movement for Social Justice University of Ghana
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