Dead story, growing sentiments
Feature Article of Friday, 8 March 2013
Columnist: Prah, Prince
The very obvious story here is the 2012 elections, one that has elapsed but is causing a lot of turmoil amongst fellow compatriots. Some of us have admired, joined, followed and supported the great party because of the calibre of brains and reasoning we saw that far surpasses that of other groupings. It’s however saddening that the current cut of leadership seems to be failing to live up to standards that have won us admiration from many a discerning mind and even opponents.
This whole adversity of defeat began with our very own internal election of party officials and a flag-bearer. Little did they know what the repercussions would be but we all bare it now and can either choose to face reality, re-strategize and take hold of the mantel we so desire and deserve, to redeem the impoverished masses, or continue to thrive in ‘cloud-cuckoo-land’ to further derailment. In the words of Malcolm X, ‘There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.’
Though a grouping, we can’t all be beat into conformity when perceived ‘illogical’ acts are being flaunted in the face of discerning minds. Instead of casting innuendos and rebuttals at Wrekko-Brobbey, Kwame Mpiani and Kennedy Agyepong, it is high time the party hierarchy, rose from the diehard and unfavorable stance that is gradually crippling and reducing our great party to an object of ridicule and nuisance. The views expressed by the said persons are ones I have personally held since the onset, not just I but also my inner circle of party friends anytime we deliberate when news of another adjournment crops up in the already boring petition court proceedings.
The problem here is that, our defeat has gained many fathers and steam, propelling some level headed persons into absurdity and defense of the defenseless. Such energies should rather be geared towards restructuring of our own internal electioneering process to wean it of moneycracy and picking a peoples person as flag-bearer. Facts be faced, our man wasn’t one liked by many, even elements within, but he pulled 47.74%. The party delegates should thus do us right by picking a likable candidate to match that of the ruling regime who is fast becoming unpopular and saddled with inaction.
The party hierarchy can take solace in Zig Ziglar’s, ‘If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.’ statement.