The Akans have an adage that says “Abaa y3 de b) Takyi no, 3noara na y3de b) Baa”, to wit, the cane or rod that was used in whipping Takyi is the same that will be used to discipline Baa. In other words, the same way one party or person is treated in similar situations is the same another will be faced with! One may ask, why all these adages? Well, Ghanaian politicians are increasingly becoming hypocritical in so many ways that piss off the ordinary Ghanaian.
Here is a case whereby former president John Dramani Mahama feels cheated by the Electoral Commissioner but unable to activate the legal system of the country because of what happened to Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in 2012/13. Because Nana Addo’s case was thrown out of the court for lack of judicial merit under John Dramani Mahama’s presidency in 2013, he (John Mahama) knows what awaits him if he should boldly enter the courtroom to seek redress under this Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led government.
Personally, I feel that a powerful politician in Ghana is for once feeling how the ordinary Ghanaian has felt for so many years! The pain of having your land whisked away from you as a poor person by a rich individual and knowing very well that no court on the land will help you because you have nothing in your pocket has been the pains of the poor Ghanaian for years untold (if I’m to cite other examples of injustice faced by the ordinary/ poor Ghanaian, I’ll need 1000 pages to exhaust just half of the canker)….
As for me, I don’t care about both the NPP or NDC but, whether former President John Dramani Mahama goes to court or not, netizens like myself and others know that he is afraid of the future verdict from the court because of what the verdict was in 2013 when Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Add took his supposed electoral rigging to court…
For once, the embattled policeman is feeling how the troublesome civilians have been feeling all this while!