Victor Smith is not one of the few good men left in the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC). He can justifiably boast of being one of those who have, by their inappropriate political conduct, expedited the retrogression of the NDC to its wretched state today.
As a politician associated with a penchant for being economical with the truth, he is unfit to render a political homily at this time when his party is still struggling to weather the storm occasioned by four years of decay at the helm of state.
The judgment debt scandals and other challenges of political integrity have all rendered the propaganda of the NDC, of which he is an active part, too feeble to stand on its feet.
His name is ruefully synonymous with everything bad about local politics, constantly reminding observant Ghanaians about his admission before the Appointments Committee of Parliament that he published mendacious stories about former President John Agyekum Kufuor when he edited one of the rags now dubbed �rented press�.
If the former President, out of his magnanimity, decided to forgive him for the lies he leveled against him, the generality of the citizenry has not and therefore considers his holding of a ministerial appointment as a misnomer only possible in a country managed by the ilk of President Mills. That is a fact.
His futile efforts at shamefully defending the bussing of students from nearby senior high schools to swell the numbers at his campaign launch made sad listening when he responded to queries on some radio stations yesterday.
According to him, the students were not ferried on his authority, explaining that it was a decision taken by his campaign committee, something we find ridiculous and a stretch of credibility. Is the impression being created that he did not have a prescience of the decision to bus students to the campaign launch venue?
We still stand by our story that he was behind the correspondence to some schools to release students to turn up for the campaign launch at a time, ironically, Ghanaians have not forgotten about the denial of students from leaving their schools to go and undertake the biometric registration in some parts of the Eastern Region. What is good for the goose is not good for the gander, eh?
Such depravity in our country should not be condoned by the citizenry. And Victor Smith pontificates about political morality when he has no such quality attached to his bones.
Just what does he mean by abandoning his diplomatic appointment to come and serve the people of Ghana in the Eastern Region?
Is service in diplomacy not service enough to country? Victor Smith has lied so much on the political plane that he thinks his lies are being believed.
Source: Editorial/Daily Guide
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