The Vice President’s friend at the University of Ghana, Legon, who is said to have advised him against responding to the queries raised by Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia during his famous lecture recently, should have also asked Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur to avoid talking on the campaign trail.
We even think that his boss the President should withdraw him from the party’s campaign trail because his role is counterproductive.
Indeed if he is not stopped at this stage, the repercussions would be disastrous.
We are saddened that an educated man- the Number Two Gentleman of the nation- would allude derogatorily to persons not endowed with tallness.
In a country in which most persons are not tall, such allusion cannot be said to be a wise one.
The Vice President, we would rather, does not descend to the level of serial callers.
If this is what he meant by responding to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) two-folds when they point a finger at the NDC, then it is unfortunate, given his position.
He is not known to possess such obscene characteristics.
It takes more than a few years to determine a person’s moral quality: the Vice President, being a living testimony.
By such allusion he cannot be a role model for the younger generation. As for the NDC, the Vice President is a liability they must do something about it before they worsen their precarious situation.
Spewing words before censuring oneself is a mark of irresponsibility at the top.
For those seeking reasons behind the near backburner position of the vice president in the scheme of things at the Presidency, his abysmal performance on the campaign trail says it all.
For the many Ghanaians who do not possess the Sahelian height, the Vice President is asking them not to vote for his party because midgets are unwanted.
It sounds ironic that the Vice President who is himself not a tall person would be hurling mud at short persons.
When the Chief of Staff Julius Debrah and the many short persons in government frown at him when they meet in an alley, they should not be faulted.
He should have learnt from Nii Lante Vanderpuye who walked on a similar tangent earlier and suffered dearly for it and irrecoverably.
Vice President Amissah Arthur must wake up but it is too late in the day to undo the negative impression he has created for himself.
He continues to list badly and it would not be long before he becomes a full-time drab clown.
How can we describe someone on a vote-seeking campaign who alienates a larger segment of the population by indirectly insulting them?
In any case wisdom is given to all manner of persons, the short, tall and even the physically challenged.
Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur should have learnt earlier in life about the importance of self-censorship in verbal communications.
But for such self-censorship which we are applying as decent citizens, we would have continued with our analysis of the Vice President who has lost it.
He must consider dealing only with tall persons.