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Opinions of Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

The vigilante group called Delta Force causes national sensation - Who is to blame?

Where there is a will, there is a way, so an adage goes. A mistake which is an affront to national security and the safety of the citizens, as well as being an insult to the intelligence of Ghanaians has been committed.

A supposedly Vigilante Group by name Delta Force formed by some concerned members of the NPP in the heat of Election 2016, following the NDCs propensity and fondness for rigging elections by tasking their supporters to seize and bolt away with ballot boxes full of cast ballots, has now caused national outrage.

The Delta Force was to ensure the usual occurrences of NDC guys doing a runner with cast ballots in boxes retrieved from polling stations on election day, do not repeat themselves on Wednesday, 7 December 2017. Their objective was achieved to bring NPP and Nana Akufo Addo to power to the admiration of the majority of Ghanaians who had desired a change of government to guarantee them a better future.

Having successfully achieved their objective, their recompense is to totally discard them as if they did not exist or had done absolutely nothing useful for the party. This is the usual irresponsible behaviour of the NPP, the so-called party of educated people but who really lack the expertise and mechanisms to win election or stay longer in power.

I am not condoning the irreprehensible behaviour by the members of the Delta Force but I shall in the same vein not condemn them to the gallows as many political amateurs are doing. I very well understand and I am very supportive of the public in their bitter condemnations of the Delta Force but for NPP gurus to come out with their genuine but shameless bravado to ask for their crucifixion is what really pisses me off.

I really detest the nonsensical attitude by the NPP where they look down on others as less educated so they are good for nothing when they assume power and make themselves unapproachable. However, they turn to these very people classified as nonentities to help them in their great times of need. This is the very reason why I did not hesitate a second to reprimand John Boadu when he was fobbing off some disgruntled NPP members in the Western region who genuinely were expressing their concerns about the President imposing someone who never assisted the party on them as the MMCE or DCE of the area.

Had it been the usual deplorable behaviour by the NPP top men and women as just said, the Delta Force members would not have behaved the way they did which has now brought shame on the President, the party and the whole nation both nationally and internationally.

What has happened, if not treated with all the caution it takes, to prudently resolve it, I can foresee it as the beginning of the end of NPP in power with His Excellency President Nana Akufo Addo being a one-term President. It does not take a rocket scientist to predict this. Those who are not political savvy and lack the foresight to interpret signs may rebuke me for predicting doom but it is a fact that is vividly unfolding before our very eyes. There is a wedge set in NPP now!

The way the Delta Forces unfortunate offence is being hyped by some NPP gurus, giving credence to the NDC to complain bitterly, is in effect a political suicide that the NPP is committing. Instead of appealing to the public to calm down, accepting that you share their views and will deal with the culprits accordingly, you are rather out there condemning the Delta Force louder than anyone else with intent to imprison them even before their fate has been decided by a competent judge of our law courts. This to me is an exhibition of political immaturity upon all your attained higher paper qualifications.

You lack conflict resolution expertise and common sense approach to delicate issues that is all that I can see and say. However, for the sake of His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, I shall continue to support the party, but will not hesitate to express my disagreements whenever the occasion arises.

I would indeed love to offer advice, suggestions and solutions to the seeming Delta Force menace and the deplorable attitudes by the NPP but not in the public domain. How do I go about it now that the NPP Ministers, Deputy Ministers and top party officials have made themselves bigger than they really are hence preferring to live in what may appear to be seclusion because they are now lords?

As said, where there is a will there is a way, I shall find a means to communicate my views to the appropriate persons in the NPP to ensure the ongoing problem is resolved amicably.

Rockson Adofo