Opinion: Make No Mistake: Mornah Has Declared War on Ghana! by Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., PhD

Bernard Mornah

He is a bloody coward, otherwise the National Chairman of the so-called People’s National Convention (PNC) would rather be calling for Ghana’s National Assembly or Parliament to be fiercely resisted, and not just the Jean Adukwei Mensa-headed Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), because the decision to compile a wholly new National Biometric Voters’ Register (NBVR) was not unilaterally taken by the IEC but, rather, with the resounding oversight approval of Parliament. You see, Mr. Bernard Mornah comes from a culture and an ethnic group which, unlike the Akan-Ghanaian majority populace, has absolutely no remarkable value or respect for women, which is why this loudmouthed marginal politician thinks that he could smugly and cavalierly threaten the Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission.

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He would be in for an indescribably severe punishment, including the proverbial ultimate sacrifice, if anything untoward or harmful that can be directly or even indirectly linked with his incendiary public comments happens to any of the patriotic operatives of the Independent Electoral Commission anywhere in the country. For, the overwhelming majority of the Ghanaian citizenry and the electorate will not sit down to be casually and disdainfully dictated to by a political and ethnic minority, for the most part, especially where the democratic rule of law and order is being studiously followed, as the operatives of the IEC have thus done, so far, and are still doing even as we write. In short, if the PNC’s National Chairman thinks that he has any meaningful cautionary note or concerns to share with any section of Ghana’s political community and/or establishment, Mr. Mornah had better share the same with the equally criminally minded leaders of the country’s main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), on whose payroll he has been widely known and alleged to have been prominently listed for quite some time now.

It is also rather bitterly ironic for this evidently emotionally and mentally unhinged demagogue, who claims the late President Hilla “Babini” Limann to be the inspirational source of his party, to be comfortably trucking hand-in-glove with the key operatives of the National Democratic Congress, the very reprobate characters who virulently and violently overthrew the democratically elected Limann-led government of the People’s National Party (PNP). Either Mr. Mornah was too young to remember the wanton misdeeds of those nation-wreckers who savagely and criminally ousted the Limann-led PNP, or Mr. Mornah is simply a reckless political opportunist who has absolutely no regard for moral and ideological decency.

The National Chairman of the seatless People’s National Convention claims that “People who are already Ghanaian [citizens] and are already registered [to vote] are going to be taken out of [sic] the Voters’ Register,” but he has yet to fully, rationally and credibly explain to the general Ghanaian public and the global community at large, precisely how these bona fide Ghanaian citizens stand to lose their inalienable constitutional right to exercising their franchise vis-à-vis the rest of the Ghanaian citizenry. This is what the top-hierarchy operatives of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service (GPS) ought to find out from him, when Mr. Mornah appears for questioning at the CID’s Headquarters sometime next week. He should also be asked why he has farcically decided to train his anger on Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensa and the Independent Electoral Commission, instead of on Parliament, the main legislative branch of our current democratic cultural dispensation and the very institution that legitimately authorized the compilation of a new National Biometric Voters’ Register.

Short of being in a clinical suicidal funk, it is not clear what this obviously desperate minor political bit player is on the lookout for or to gain in the offing by his inexcusable seditious rants. He had better seek prompt psychiatric examination and treatment, like the rest of his woebegone and still ailing fellow political and ideological truckers and muggers of the futures of our very talented and able-bodied youths, in the striking words of Nigeria’s Prof. Wole Soyinka, or forever have himself to blame.

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