Ghana has since Independence seen a number of leaders who believed in their capabilities and strengths and thus offered themselves to serve the people to the best of their abilities. Surprisingly, none of our leaders has come to the helm of our governance system with the “try me” singsong. And at this juncture in the nation’s history where the country is witnessing massive developmental projects to serve as the fillip to growth and thrust us into the utopia we all dream of, the least the citizenry deserve is adventurism and experimentation as happened right after the overthrow of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of the country.
However, in a rather interesting and bizarre twist to the political storyline, Nana Akuffo Addo, the Presidential Candidate for the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is bent on making our country the African guinea pig so that he and his cabal of political adventurists can experiment what they have learnt in their governance books on Ghanaians. Nana Akuffo Addo is going around begging people to try him. This, to all intents and purposes, is to cajole the good people of Ghana into submitting their destinies into his hands so he can fulfill his childhood dream of becoming president of our dear nation at all cost.
It is against the foregoing that we, the Young Cadres Association of the National Democratic Congress, would like to appeal to Ghanaians to reject Nana Akuffo Addo’s desire to take the nation back to the age of experimentation. To us, Nana Akuffo Addo’s recent appeals to Ghanaians to be tried is a sign of desperation and offer yet another evidence to prove the unpreparedness of the NPP Presidential candidate to assume the reins of power of this dear nation of ours. It further proves one important point – he has no message for the people except to beg to be tried.
In his recent so-called real State of the Nation’s address, Nana Akuffo Addo besides showing his lack of appreciation of the developmental projects going on around the country, also made a very significant point that “governance is a serious business.” Yes, we do agree with Nana Akuffo Addo that governance is a serious business, and because it is such a serious business we do not need presidential interns to man the affairs of state. Where on earth is “serious business” like governance subjected to a trial and error process?
Young Cadres would like the whole nation to appreciate this fact – that leadership is everything. But unfortunately, Nana Akuffo Addo is not a leader and by his own admission, he is still a learner even at the ripe age of 72. Why, is it not interns who go round begging to be tried to prove their mettle or capabilities? And has Nana Akuffo Addo not demonstrated that he cannot simply manage anything bequeathed to him including his own party?
The NPP is on a slide to self-destruct and very soon if the owners of the party, the rank and file, do not take hold of the party, the once-vibrant party under Ex-President Kuffuor will only be a pale shadow of itself. And if Nana Akuffo Addo cannot manage a relatively smaller entity like a political party, must a bigger entity like a nation be entrusted to his care? The obvious answer is no! And we, the Young Cadres, entreat all Ghanaians to reject Nana Akuffo Addo’s call for trial and error in the highest office of our land.
Long Live Ghana
Long Live NDC
Long Live Young Cadres
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