Unwholesome Suspense

Martin Amidu appears to have lost something. When he mounted the public platform exposing the bad side of the ruling government, albeit withholding vital details, he was hailed as a hero. He was regarded as a lone crusader whose effort was thought to be borne out of a political morality or principle unwavering and profound. Unfortunately however, his incessant threat to release damning details, which could have helped the cause of Ghana, is making us wary. As a gentleman with a passion for political genteelness, his seeming vacillation over whether to let us into the bowels of the Castle or not is becoming unbearable and giving him a new impression in the estimation of his admirers. He is said to have bought into a truce initiated by some elders of his party, and being part of the grouping, he feels obliged to succumb to the entreaties of the elders. The foregone is a theory which for us falls flat when juxtaposed against the interest of Ghana. Really, Ghana is bigger than any political party�s parochial interest. When the national interest competes with the parochial interest of an ailing political grouping, the former supersedes the latter, there is no doubt. If our good friend is still waiting to be pushed before he rushes to the aid of the country�s interest then we are afraid that would not happen and he could be in limbo for a long time to come. In that case, the country, given the little details he has released in his fit of fury, is headed for the abyss. Would he be prepared to see his beloved country fall off the political precipice? Only time will tell. Given the urgency with which he rushed to the public gallery, as it were, plaintively nailing his former employer, we are disappointed that he is yet to really release something concrete that would enable us to determine the quality of our President. Disclosing the names of those tainting local governance, especially the President�s position in relation to the Woyome case, would go a long way in cleansing politics of blemishes which have given the otherwise noble occupation a bad name. Ghanaians would particularly want to know whether Martin discussed with the President the Woyome debacle. This way, we would be able to determine whether the First Gentleman stretched credibility beyond reasonable bounds. But for the treatment Martin suffered at the hands of President Mills, would we have been served what we have had so far from the lone crusader? The piecemeal unleashing of stuff, is not helpful and we would rather Martin Amidu decides on whether to be more explicit and serve Ghana wholeheartedly than looking into the bottle with two eyes.