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15-Jul-2011  
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The post-Sunyani congress conduct of Martin Amidu, with President Mills plodding him on, portends danger for the rule of law and therefore democracy.

Contempt for Parliament has never been so horribly displayed and the Attorney General and Minister of Justice should bow his head in shame.

We are tempted to believe that it is Mills’ way of making good his promise of responding to the concerns raised against his government by critics within the party he leads, when he delivered his acceptance speech in Sunyani.

We might not be far away from a situation where the AG orders a re-arrest of persons acquitted and discharged over the Dagbon affairs, in pursuance of an action year plan of President Mills.

Whether such misguided and desperate actions would appease the Rawlingses and perhaps have them review their below-the-average impression for the man they nurtured and foisted on the political plane is a matter of conjecture.

We doubt very much how far such legally crude manouvres can go under a rule of law dispensation. Martin and his master might be able to have their way but such a short-lived laugh is not worth the trouble, given the punctured professional image that he would be nursing long after leaving office.

If governance can be reduced whimsically to the level of an Attorney-General veering into a lawyer/client matter and politicizing it, then all Ghanaians should shed tears for how statecraft has been so debased by reckless players at the helm.

The first gentleman of the bar, through such glaring legal gaffes, has lost all the moral rights to continue to run the office he is occupying. We are in a country where normalcy is steadily being replaced by untoward arbitrariness, as in the conduct of Martin Amidu. What a disappointment to the legal profession!

While this glaring contempt for Parliament cannot be acceptable by any standards, we are just wondering whether, like the murders of Agbogbloshie, Chereponi and the Anita de Souso- inflicted body injuries on some young men in the Atiwa constituency, this would await future adjudication when a new crop of Ghanaians takes over the political throttles.

Such flimsy regard for legal and constitutional orderliness as being orchestrated by the NDC is not only surprising but overwhelming, coming as it is from a gentleman schooled in the intricacies of the legal profession.

Desperation is what Martin is going through, having failed so far to prosecute the so-called Kufuor men. What an opportunity to vent a pent-up frustration on a lawyer/MP and present him as a man lacking morals and therefore fit to be hanged on the gallows at the marketplace.

There could not have been a better way of exposing the double standards of a government which has always used sugar-coated words to conceal its moral shortcomings.

The good people of this country, as the Minority in Parliament observed in their reaction yesterday, are living witnesses to the hypocrisy of President Mills and his government. Sooner or later, he would be licking his self-inflicted wounds.

The coming days might see the prosecution of more anomalous actions by the government and that would not surprise us. Ghanaians, for the umpteenth time, regardless of their motley statuses, will not accept the incessant throwing of dust into their eyes through blatant propaganda.

The lawyer/MP is a political scapegoat the NDC government seeks to destroy as part of a grand scheme, but unfortunately, such projects never fly. They would always be defused by the resilient force of the good people of this country.

The failure of such political projects lies in the fact that they are underpinned by insincerity and mischief and any enterprise built on such premises is bound to fail.

Oblivious to the bountiful lessons of history, those embarking on such journeys do not appreciate the need for discontinuing, until they are humiliated and bruised completely and unworthy of regaining the confidence of the people, come election time.

We are watching without trepidation but with the confidence that the truth shall be out someday.
 
 
 
 

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