Feature Article of Thursday, 26 April 2012

Columnist: Semey, Richard Cecil

Ken Must Resign!


The Tertiary Education Students' Charter of Convention People's
Party (TESCHART), University of Ghana-Legon branch has followed keenly with
much interest happenings in the country and would like to register its
displeasure. Since the beginning of the voter’s biometric registration,
Ghanaians have been plunged into unnecessary and reckless tension by the so
called opportunistic two leading political parties in the country (NDC and
NPP). Why should we as a country be facing these tensions after going through
five successive general elections? Today it is the NPP accusing the NDC of
registering minors in their perceived strongholds; tomorrow it is the NDC
accusing the NPP of the same act creating needless tensions and anxiety among
Ghanaians. The question we are asking is that are they the only political
parties in the country? And why is the media giving so much attention to such
nation-wrecking calls from the NDC and the NPP, and paying no attention to the
non-violence calls from political parties like the Convention People's Party?

It is shameful, unpatriotic, dishonoring, dangerous, and most of all
evil, taking into cognizance, wicked and Iscariot statements from Hon. Kennedy
Agyapong. We condemn hippopotamously, this genocidal call for Ashantes to beat Ewe's
and Ga's. It is our unmistaken
view that all the sections of society calling on the immediate resignation of the
Assin North Law maker cannot be wrong; indeed, if this nation-wrecking legislator
continues to represent us in parliament, we would only be indicting ourselves as
a people. We join all well meaning Ghanaians and civil society
organisations in condemning the unghanaian statements and the subsequent
promotion of hate for other tribes in our country. Teschart and the Convention
Peoples Party will strive to make fortified its believe in a United Ghana with
a common destiny. It is in this light that we equally condemn such reckless and
uncivilised statements made by other personalities within the NDC.

Ghana, under the CPP government, had seen a total national cohesion
which led to inter-marriages amongst ethnic groups across the country. This has
set the foundations of Nationalism which encourages citizens to hold in high
esteem the heritage won for us through the toil and blood of our fore fathers.
It is an established fact that there are some challenges bedeviling the
biometric registration. The onus lies on us as a country to look for how we can
overcome these problems and move towards a positive general election in December.
Most importantly, the electoral commission must strive to live up to the
expectation of Ghanaians and the world at large and ignore detractors like the
NDC and the NPP. CPP will remain firm in supporting the Electoral Commission to
eliminate fraud at all cost in the on-going registration exercise.

Teschart calls on the Ghana Police Service to bring to order, those who think
they can own everybody in this country within a week or less by causing fear
and unnecessary panic during this material times of our political
dispensation. We are asking the President, Prof. Mills to stop this azonto
style of leadership and act decisively as the chief executive of this country.

And finally to all Ghanaian voters, we are reminded in the lyrics of
the reggae legend
Bob Marley, "there is a natural mystic flowing through the air,
if you listen carefully now you will hear"… NDC and NPP are dividing this
country, and it is flowing through the air, if you listen carefully you will
hear through their counter accusations. We can only restore this country
for accelerated development by voting out the NDC and NPP and bringing back the