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08-Jan-2013  
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The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia was quoted as remarking that even idiots can go to court.

The remark was part of his party’s knee-jerk reaction to the Nana Akufo Addo, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey’s decision to contest the last presidential election at the Supreme Court.

It was such an unnecessary remark which not only exposes the underbelly of the NDC Scribe for his undeserved attacks but also gave credence to the largely true impression that politics in Ghana has been made dirty by a section of the political leadership.

Yesterday, a politician from the other side of the divide, in a response to the General Mosquito insult, wondered whether it was not right to state that the NDC does not represent another group of idiots marching to court as suggested by the party scribe.

There is no doubt that had he envisaged that his party would adopt this delay court tactics, he would not have thrown out this obnoxious label for those who opt for the courts in place of violent street action in protest at election results.

Vitriolic begets vitriolic, a situation which muddies the political waters unduly and thereby undermines the peace of the country giving politics a bad name.

These are the real issues worth tackling by the Ghana Peace Council and other stakeholders and not the shadow-chasing operations which have, by and large, characterized their work since they started their occupations.

Mr. Asiedu-Nketia has earned for himself an unenviable impression among many Ghanaians. His disrespect for our mores and values as Ghanaians first and foremost is lamentable.

Such notoriety as he is exhibiting shamelessly is one which should not be entertained by any inch in our political system. When the sources of our contaminated political system are sought, the Asiedu-Nketias would stand tall as the originators. What a shame when we seek to build a healthy democratic culture.

For a man who has insulted almost everybody in the country but himself, there is the need for those who seek to establish morality in the country to find a way of reining this bull in a China shop.

The court option, which Nana Akufo Addo and others chose to embrace, the source of the latest bout of insult from Mr Asiedu-Nketiah, has not pleased the NDC General Secretary and his colleagues.

In spite of their position and decision to do all they can to throw spanners into the wheels of democracy, many Ghanaians would continue to strive for decency.
 
 
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