Ayawaso West Wuogon has been in the news for some time now, and for the wrong reasons. The shooting incident at the premises of the Zu-za candidate in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency by-election has since dominated the airwaves. It’s, indeed, a regrettable incident we all condemn.
The thirteen or so injured persons out of the hundreds of party zealots who massed up at their candidate’s residence could be referred to as ‘heroes of Zu-za’. They are heroes of the party because they’ve endured pain and even lost blood while defending the party they profess to love. One of them, I’m told, is likely to lose a leg. Sad eh!
Yes, to lose one’s limb in such circumstances is a terrible experience to go through. Even more terrible will be the fight with his conscience. He knows very well why he was at Ayawaso West Wuogon. He also knows that he was not there for peaceful purposes. He may not publicly admit it, but his conscience will prick him anytime he looks at his amputated leg.
But he can console himself with the fact that he is a hero. He may not be a hero for country, but he is certainly a hero for folks from the Umbrella family. With Zu-za’s Heroes Fund, he needn’t worry at all because his financial challenges will be sorted out.
Another Zu-za hero who endured severe beatings at the hands of the masked security operatives is one Huudu Seidu. From a video circulating on social media, Huudu could be seen and heard lamenting the high-handed treatment meted out to him and his ilk. From Huudu’s own narration, only his party folks and persons with little brains will still see him as a victim.
Watching the video, I became more convinced that it will take a while before this country sees the back of the phenomenon called party vigilantism. A visibly ignorant and uneducated Huudu said he and his colleagues were ‘national security officers’ of his party – a claim that supports the argument that both parties are guilty of infiltrating the security agencies with party hoodlums when in power.
Just like his colleague, who is likely to lose a limb, he would also be sorted out financially courtesy of Heroes Fund. Oh, Zu-za heroes, aren’t you lucky?
Abusuapanin, the unfortunate incident at Ayawaso West Wuogon gave birth to another unfortunate incident at the House of Honourables. The Minority in the House exhibited a character trait that made many wonder if they were indeed deserving of the title ‘honourable’. For no honourable person would even dream of denigrating a woman, more so a widow!
Shameless as they are, the dishonourable honourables are still defending the brandishing of placards with the inscription ‘ bloody widow’. I was not surprised that the likes of Alhassan Suhiyini and A.B.A Fuseini are vehemently defending the shameless act because they are men of little honour in the eyes of proper thinking persons. But to see James Agalga support such a despicable act amply proves the saying that ‘birds of the same feathers flock together’.
I’m not surprised at the dishonourable action of the so-called honourables from the Minority side of the House. I suspected they would do something of the sort the moment they started saying they wouldn’t recognize Madam Lydia Seyram Alhassan as a Member of Parliament. But I never expected them to be that heartless and shameless.
Frankly, it is such actions that make me want to throw up when I hear very dishonourable persons being referred to as honourables. The House of Honourables is not as honourable as they want the world to believe because of only one reason: There are many dishonourable honourables parading the corridors of the honourable House.
I hear the dishonourable honourables have vowed to stage a walkout anytime Hon. Lydia Seyram Alhassan stands up to speak. If I were her, I would try to always catch the eye of the Speaker. Then shall we see if their foolish walkout decision is sustainable. Very dishonourable honourables indeed!
See you next week for another interesting konkonsa, Deo volente!
From Agya Kwaku Ogboro