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Feature Article of Saturday, 22 December 2012

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

Everyone is Crying out for Peace, yes, None is...

Subsequent upon the unfolding gargantuan election fraud on Ghanaians with the concomitant exhibition of hypocrisy by many a Ghanaian “educated illiterate”, misinformed and manipulated electorates, I have a querying or a mind-probing message for Ghana.

My message as revealed by intuition is well informed by the Equal Rights lyrics penned and sang by the late renowned Jamaican reggae star Peter Tosh. As I speak or write, many less- informed, brainwashed or manipulated Ghanaians with selfish intention to err on the side of opportunism, but not the truth, to safeguard their parochial interests, are calling for peace. They are calling for peace in the stark absence of JUSTICE. How less intelligent they are! How can we achieve peace without first ensuring the controlling presence of justice? Without the prevalence of justice, there can never be the attainment of absolute or expected level of peace. There will always be chaos, agitations of some sort.

To all the current Ghana’s rabble-rousing peace advocates, be they responsible Church leaders, opinion leaders, traditional heads or otherwise, I admonish them to take cue from the Equal Rights lyrics by Peter Tosh. “Everyone is crying out for peace, yes. None is crying out for justice... I don’t want no peace. I need equal rights and justice...Everybody want to go to Heaven. But nobody want to die (Father of Jesus)... I don’t want no peace. I need equal rights and justice...I got to get it. Equal rights and justice...etc”.

I would not like to cut and paste the entirety of the lyrics on this page. However, I will advise all responsible radio stations, audio-visual TV, and news outlets to air the song or music in this trying moments in the electoral history of Ghana. We first need Justice before Peace. You cannot steal from someone, and then ask the person not to seek redress all for the sake of obtainment of peace. What nonsense that is! This is exactly what the opinion leaders or the so-called peace advocates are demanding of the victims of the electoral fraud as visited on them by Kwadwo Afari-Gyan and the NDC.

Who would in his normal selfless sense vote for John Dramani Mahama and the NDC to rule Ghana for further four-year term? Are sensible Ghanaians not privy to the unprecedented economic devastation, corruption and administrative incompetence that have become the hallmarks of the Mills/Mahama and Mahama/Amissah-Arthur-led NDC governments?

The incompetence, mediocrity, lawlessness, shortsightedness and the resolute determination by the NDC to inextricably involve themselves in, and perpetuate selective justice are all too evident for even the blind person to see or feel. Who then in their right frame of mind would vote back these corrupt entities to power, except the dishonourable, incorrigible bespectacled Kwadwo Afari-Gyan of incongruous behaviour?

I was in Ghana before, during, and after the December 7, 2012 presidential and parliamentary elections. I could see how Ghanaians were honestly eager to vote for a change of government. By their intention to vote out the NDC, one could see how the NDC had ruined their lives. The NDC Better Ghana Agenda was simply a hoax or a political gimmick directed at fooling the unsuspected Ghanaians. They were all set to vote out the less visionary but overly corrupt John Mahama and his NDC party. They needed an incorruptible person with farsightedness to lead Ghana from her current abyss of economic darkness into the limelight of hope and prosperity.

Having cast their votes according as hoped to bring about the obtainment of their aspiration, one Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, aided and abetted the NDC to alter the electoral results.

I can swear on the life of Mother Ghana that the verdict Kwadwo Afari-Gyan declared was, and is, not what Ghanaians anticipated let alone, voted. The NDC have stolen the election. I strongly believe the truth will soon out to overturn the verdict. Whoever will, can swear in John Mahama as the President of Ghana, but it will never stick. You and I know that he is riding on a stolen verdict. The stolen horse will soon abandon him, Good willing.

With all the senseless, negative TV and radio advertisements the NDC mounted against the most popular education policy by Nana Akuffo-Addo, they had to massage or doctor the election results to be fraudulently declared the winner. I wish a gargantuan shame on them! Nana Akuffo-Addo's Free Education policy overwhelmed and electrified almost the entire Ghanaian populace especially, the discerning majority and the poor ones.

I call for JUSTICE before PEACE. As darkness obligatorily follows daylight, so will peace follow Justice in like manner. We want justice first, then peace. Peace is merely a bonus where justice sells like hot cake.

I entreat all men and women of integrity to rally behind the NPP to seeking justice for Ghana on election 2012 verdict. I advise the NDC and "Ali Baba" John Dramani Mahama to read "Proverb 10:9 - The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out". I still encourage the NPP to be resolute in challenging the election results and as dreamt by Kofi Basoah, victory shall be their, to the joy of God and the jubilation of many a Ghanaian.

Please, Source radio, play Peter Tosh's Equal Rights song for me almost everyday until the Supreme Court delivers her verdict on the intended arraignment of Kwadwo Afari-Gyan.

DJ Sources, I can no longer get you on FM 96.3 in my area. What is up?

Rockson Adofo

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