It’s been almost two days since Ghana went to the polls to choose a leader for the next four years and it stands now, we are yet to know which person was the chosen one since the EC has delayed in making the pronouncements.
The opposing NDC party in a press conference has accused the incumbent NPP party of a foul play with the results in some centers. They also claimed to have over 140 seats in Parliament which was disputed by the communications minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah. He stated that the NDC didn’t have a majority in Parliament as earlier reported.
Well, reacting to this, aced Broadcast Journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni has advised the flagbearer of the NDC , John Dramani Mahama to concede defeat if things didn’t go his way.
According to Manasseh, John Dramani Mahama is known worldwide to be a peaceful leader hence he shouldn’t allow the decision by the EC Chairman change him. He advised John Dramani Mahama to channel his anger through the right channels especially if he has evidence of foul play.
His post read; “Dear John Dramani Mahama,
If the election does not go your way, don’t allow yourself to be pushed to soil your reputation as an extremely tolerant and peaceful leader.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not suggesting that you should condone injustice in order to impress others.
A man, our wise elders say, may swallow phlegm for the fear of offending others, but no sane man swallows poison for the same reason. So I’m not saying you should allow yourself to be cheated in order to keep the image of peace and tolerance.
If you have reasonable suspicions of electoral fraud and a reasonable amount of evidence to back the suspicions, channel them to the appropriate quarters. Those quarters, no matter how flawed they may be, are certainly better than violence.
Violence is like a bad rain. It does not fall on the roof of only your enemy.
There is 2024. You will still be younger than the age of your main contender when he first won.
You have put up an impressive and admirable fight in this race. There are lessons in this election for you. Your opponents. And Ghanaians.
A man does not burn his barn because his wife has starved him of food.
There is tomorrow, JM. And you stand a very good chance of winning the next election with ease.
Think about this. Think about the future. And the generations that look up to you.
Think about Ghana.
The lion and the antelope may have their differences, but neither of them would set the forest that shelters them ablaze.
Think about this before your next speech. Step. Or action.
Manasseh Azure Awuni.
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