By aknowledging a ‘petty’ problem you give it existence and credibility. The more attention you pay an enemy,?the stronger you make him; and a small mistake is often made worse and more visible when you try to fix it. It is sometimes best to leave things alone. If there is something you want but cannot have, show contempt for it, the less interest you reveal, the more superior you seem.
Nana Akuffo Addo as a great man with great dignity so far, needed to know how to play the cards of disdain and show contempt to what he cannot have ‘become’ leaving out his nobility very intact; no one could have disputed that fact and what he has done to this country, his name could have remain as superior as ever.
However, he chose to send a petition? to court to turn? the result of the election,thinking at least he could be the first person to have sent an electoral irregularities to court in the world ,but never consider the message it will send to the populace should the party(NPP) lose the election petition in court. Now the petition is in the fourth month and? Nana Akufo Addo and his NPP have not yet prove anything tangible to tell the whole world that, the noise they have been making is worth making it.
It is obvious that people always side with the underdogs when two teams meet and?? in this case, the ruling party is seen as the underdogs and the rest of the respondents.?NPP have to work hard to prove beyond reasonable doubt that,?the so called irregularities has affected the results of?the election, if not they may have a lot to explain or may have?to discover more lies to tell?their supporters? or risk losing the next coming election .It is always important not to?give your enemy the chance to fight with you especially when he is the underdog, you only give him the opportunity? to test his strength and will know how to prepare when next he is to face you.
NPP as a great party with great intellects, as Ghanaians see it, went to court to turn the results of the election to show? to Ghanaians and the whole world that, no political party, large or small can beat them?once and for all in ?an election, thinking the petition would be over in few weeks and President John Mahama and and??his NDC would soon be forgotten. That is not how it is playing out.The longer the petition take, the more it focus attention on NPP’s incompetence and NDC?with ?their lawyers cleverness.
The enraged NPP, Nana Akuffo Addo, Dr. Bawmia and Jake O. Lamptey, did not consider that, the petition could be joined by any intrested party as in the case of NDC, the imbalance of the size of the persuer and the ?persued, should in case NDC wins the case, What would be the consequences, thus NDC would stay free and would make the affair a joke, and in the end this white elepant of lawyers, economists,’intellects’? for that matter would be humiliated. The expedition?to turn? the results will accomplish the opposite of what it set out to do, it will not leave NDC only free but more popular than ever.
What NPP?should have done? is to show less interest and ignore it altogether for the time being, waiting for NDC to display their incompetence to Ghanaians , you believe in their incompetence, allow them to operate and commit all the blunders?since ghanaians have open their eyes and ears watching and listening. NPP’s constant attacks, unnecessary accusations and criticisms? will only strengthen them (NDC) and in the long run they will succeed.
Remember; you choose to let things bother you, you can just as easily? choose not to notice the irritating offender, to consider the matter trivial and unworthy of your interest.That is the powerful move. What you do not react to cannot drug you down in a futile engagement. Your pride is not involved. The best lesson you can teach an irritating gnat is to consign it to oblivion by ignoring it.If it is not possible ignoring it” Late prof; J.E.A Mills had ignored it in 2004?and became a victor in 2008”
You have more important things to think about, you have got all the time in the world to plan?for the next coming election if not you, your successor, then never inadvertently draw your attention on a bothersome insect that will go away or die on its own. If you waste time and energy on such entanglements, it is your own fault. learn to play the cards of disdain and turn your back on what cannot harm you in the long run.
Source: Ikleel Yussif