The penchant for passing treasonable and blood-curdling remarks by irresponsible opposition elements as they expectedly make dates with the CID headquarters subsequently is hitting a new milestone in our body politic.
It appears such personalities whose love for their motherland we cannot vouch for have found a new way of gaining unenviable notoriety.
They pass the inappropriate remarks and are immediately invited by the CID headquarters invitation which is disseminated on social media, offering opportunities for radio stations to call them for further threats.
The dates at the CID headquarters are usually shrouded in noisy fanfare by organized and bused party supporters to the security zone.
Bernard Mornah was the latest to be treated as such when he showed up at the CID headquarters; NDC juggernauts haven’t taken the lead to the place earlier.
The script is becoming too familiar and monotonous, having been played out repeatedly; it is on the verge of no longer becoming news because after all after writing their statements those behind the dirty threats are released on bail and of course that is the end of the case.
With no deterrent to put a stop to such ‘civil war’ threats, we are afraid the inappropriate traits would remain features of our democratic practice.
Politicians especially those on the side of the aisle, it would appear, ‘are above the law’ because their remarks only earn them invitations to the CID headquarters. ‘Political witch-hunt’ is a tag politicians in power and law enforcers dread. This is the reason when bad politicians use their tongues irresponsibly they only suffer as pointed out earlier invitation to the CID headquarters, just for the cameras.
Those who want to rule must respect the institutions of state because these departments constitute the backbone of nationhood. Ghana is an independent country only when its institutions are allowed to work as by law established. When however those who seek political power pass treasonable remarks and bask in their self-generated inappropriate remarks there should be cause for concern about the downward spiral of decency.
The blood-curdling remarks appear to be following a disappointing and rehearsed pattern intended to put fear in Ghanaians, objective which cannot of course be achieved because the people of this country have no appetite for such nonsense.
A threat of bloodshed is not a remark which should be spewed by the scribe of a political party. In some dispensations, those who take this trajectory will never come near political power because in such places decency of language is a critical factor when choosing leaders.
The founder of the NDC, former President Jerry John Rawlings, was on point when he asked all Ghanaians to respect the constitutional mandate of the EC and assist in sustaining democracy here.
We wonder whether his party’s scribe has heard him.