The Minority in Parliament cannot distance itself from the numerous spasms of sidesplitting and uproarious antics which befriended them the moment the party got humiliated during the 2016 general elections.
Ever since they lost the last elections, they have tried severally but vainly to revile President Akufo-Addo as a desperado whose sole objective was to lead Ghana.
They, on many occasions, painted Nana Akufo-Addo as bloodthirsty and murderous. Ghanaians, on the other hand, saw a caring and determined man desirous to rescue the country from the quagmire state in which the NDC had plunged the country.
Two years down the line, the country is faced with an age-old challenge that threatens its peace and stability. Of course, the violence that rocked the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election would oxygenate the need to set up a commission of inquiry to look into what happened during the electioneering process.
As the Justice Emile Short Commission is yet to produce the report of its month-long engagements with witnesses and experts with knowledge of the skirmishes during the by-election, JoyNews’ investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni breezes into the media landscape with a documentary which does well for its hype than substance.
The Minority in Parliament, informed by the negative effects of the Ofosu Ampofo leaked tape and the backlash that continues to plague the opposition party has mischievously latched on to Manasseh’s documentary which he claims exposes the ills of a militia group he says is linked to the ruling party.
In a press conference held on the matter, the Minority is asking President Akufo-Addo to step down as president because he has allowed a militia group to operate illegally under his governance.
This call, at best, can qualify as one of the comedic rants the opposition party has been engaging in for ages now. The Haruna Iddrisu-led Minority is the weakest in our political history. Not even an eight-year-old child would ask the President to vacate his seat on such a hollow reason.
It is not surprising that that call has been treated with the kind of disdain it deserves since it was made. It has even failed to make news headlines ever since it was propounded. We need a stronger and a more vibrant minority in the house of Parliament to keep the government of the day on its toes and not these bankrupt opposition elements masquerading as Minority MPs.
Source: P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.