Unnecessary Security Reaction

There was a near spontaneous angst by mostly New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters against the unnecessary exaltation of a John Mahama bootlicker/fanatic, Appiah Stadium, after his arrest on Tuesday.

We too associate ourselves with the umbrage, considering the uselessness of the security action.

When persons who do not have the benefit of standard Ghanaian upbringing and therefore do not appreciate our values and end up throwing up scathing, if you like, foul expressions, the best thing to do is ignore them.

The cognitive makeup of human beings varies from person to person – a fact which should guard us in our relationships with others in society. Some actions are better ignored than responded to.

The security agencies should be mindful about the way they react to the likes of Appiah Stadium and other political nuisances and irritants. They would save us from the avoidable embarrassment they inflicted on us a couple of days ago after pouncing upon the political nuisance.

The order by the president yesterday for the immediate release of Appiah Stadium – as  against when Kennedy Agyapong was arrested and detained at the CID headquarters over a harmless remark in reaction to a rather harmful one – has given way to good governance where the rule of law holds sway, sincerely, not only in the statute books.

Those in-charge of national security should concentrate on their core duties and be measured in their efforts to please their employers, politicians at the helm. President Akufo-Addo knows it when actions are more inclined to catch his attention than genuine execution of core mandate.

We have journeyed long to the milestone we are today – in a few weeks shy of ten months – that distractions from nonentities should be denied the oxygen which the now released bootlicker was rendered through media headlines.

Complex ploys are in the works to pour cold water over the phenomenal strides made by President Akufo-Addo in the brief period that he has been in office. Distractions such as hurling unsubstantiated allegations against top ruling party personalities do not leave scars on their targets because they are mendacious.

Some persons have observed rather interestingly, by hindsight of course, that if President Akufo-Addo has survived the worst invectives to have been suffered by a politician in our contemporary times even in opposition, such Appiah Stadium distractions should certainly not attract the attention of decent citizens of Ghana, let alone an arrest.

The aftermath of the brief detention has exposed further the integrity of some politicians and explained why the country suffered the economic and social tribulations it did in the past years under the NDC.

It is appalling that having regretted his folly and apologized therefore, a personality like Asiedu Nketia, General Secretary of the immediate past ruling party, would regard the expression of remorse as unnecessary.

The youth in Ghana should be guided in their choice of role models because an adult and a known political figure who supports the erosion of our rich moral values does not qualify to be emulated by them.