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Opinions of Friday, 11 January 2013

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

Oh, ye 'NPPians" of Little Faith and "NDCians" of Little Mind

The swearing-in of His Excellency John Dramani Mahama barely a day or two ago has dismayed many a supporter of the NPP. Many among them are those that have become uncontrollably inconsolable. They are weeping their eyes out; cursing the day that they were born. They have lost any little hope they entertained about the efficacy of the writ filed at the Supreme Court by their leadership. By the petition, they intend to seek the annulment of the 2012 presidential elections that they establish as over-saturated with fraud.

They have started throwing in the towel. Some are about to put pressure on Nana Akuffo-Addo, obliging him to concede defeat. Oh, ye men and women of little faith, could you not trust your convictions for a moment? Could you not endure the pain of carrying the cross of rigged-elections from the Electoral Commission office to the Supreme Court to crucify Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan? How long is the distance and how long does it take, oh ye faithless people?

Truly, three months will not pass before all "NPPians" would have abandoned Nana Akuffo-Addo to his fate. Did Jesus not confirm to Peter that long before the cock crew that morning, he (Peter) would have denied him (Jesus) three times?

I call on all discerning Ghanaians including NPP faithful to have faith in the Supreme Court. They will deliver verdict based on the credibility of evidence made available to them. The NPP's evidence is more than credible to yield the desired results, for that I am certain. The swearing-in is not a problem in itself, but the way you will react from now until the Supreme Court hears the case and delivers its ruling. The swearing-in of Mahama is just in fulfilment of an obliged Constitutional formality. The same Constitution that empowers Mahama to be sworn-in while a court case is pending, allows for Mahama as the president-elect on alleged fraud to be arraigned.

If you will aspire to have faith even as little as the mustard seed, you may well be many steps ahead in the right direction to winning the case against the electoral fraudsters. Have faith, stand firm, do not sway in your belief.

The NDC did rig the elections. Mahama, Afari-Gyan, Asiedu Nketiah and other NDC bigwigs cannot deny this fact. God has exposed their vices committed behind the curtains, revealing how hollow and deceiving their much touted saintly posture is. God will continue to make them vulnerable at the Supreme Court. I was in Ghana and could see the scale of irregularities perpetrated by the NDC. It is a shame that with all the money they spent on vote-buying, purchasing cars for University female students (a revisit of "fa wo to begye Golf" of the I.K.Acheampong's era) and dishing out luxury cars to chiefs, to influence how they cast their votes, they lastly had to resort to results massaging to win the election. This goes to tell how Ghanaians were resolutely determined to vote out of power the corrupt NDC government and party.

What do I see and hear now? I only see NDC folks of little mind asserting with air of pomposity amidst chest thumping, now that John Mahama has been sworn into office, it is over with the NPP Supreme Court case. Oh, what a childish supposition in which, the NDC are taking solace.

Ghana is on course to set an election precedent for the rest of Africa to follow. She will unseat a sworn-in President who ascended to the position not on merit by the virtue of genuine votes cast but through fraud, doctoring of election results in collusion with an Electoral Commission chair. This is the beauty of true, viable and enviable democracy worthy of emulation by other Africa countries.

Be it known to the 'NPPians" that "quitters never win, and winners never quit" or "when the going gets tough, the tough get going". To the 'NDCians", I say, "it is not over until it is over"

Rockson Adofo