Prof. Ransford Gyampo
The democratic loving Ghanaians should appreciate that the journey to equal the records of the advanced democracies is going to be rough, hard and narrow, and requires temporary sacrifices for a better tomorrow.
Let us remind ourselves that when it comes to the continent, we do not have equals. Areas where coups have happened cannot compare to the Ghana where no leader has ever tampered with the Constitution to prolong their stay in office.
Notwithstanding the economic challenges as a result of factors such as COVID-19 and the Ukraine/Russia war, the Ghanaian electorate have their say. We just have to be resilient in our march towards the Promised Land like in the words of Jimmy Cliff that we have a “Hard road to travel.”
The lyrics go this way: “I’ve got a hard road to travel. And a rough rough way to go. Said it’s a hard road to travel. And a rough rough way to go. But I can’t turn back, my heart is fixed. My mind’s made up, I’ll never stop. My faith will see, see me through.”
We can at this stage call on Ghanaians to remain steadfast behind our government and show abiding faith in the lyrics of Jimmy Cliff in our struggle to sustain our democratic dispensation in the midst of the campaign by the prophets of doom hollow wish for coup.
For this reason, we have decided to name and shame the coup mongers in democratic garb so that we can expose their hypocrisy and double standards. These are the people who do not mean well for this country when they know that soldiers are no better managers of our resources.
Look at our soldiers who have been deployed to fight galamsey and whether the videos we have seen show our soldiers as saints. Again, we remind ourselves about what our soldiers did in the past when there were coups.
If we are still suffering from memory deficit, the first thing soldiers do in the wake of coups are the looting of shops and the settling of old scores. Those who are beyond 50 years should tell their children, family members and friends about military brutalities including the infamous, “eye kanea, eye han” episode to instill so-called fear of God in our mothers.
The leader of the coup mongers are led by Mahama, assisted by Asiedu Nketia and buoyed on by Martin Kpebu, Prof. Ransford Gyampo, Mahama Ayariga, Kwesi Pratt and Bernard Mornah. These characters have no faith in our democratic dispensation but they are “nyatwum” just because they get personal benefits.
So long as the NDC is not in power, they would beat the coup drums to “oust” Nana Akufo-Addo from office. Their hatred for the NPP government has blinded them to the realities of our time. We are watching them but they will hit the rock in their unpatriotic and anti-democratic tendencies.