We wish we did not have to give oxygen to Jerry John Rawlings? nauseating tantrums. Unfortunately we have had to do an ?as you were? as soldiers say, to indicate a return to a previous position.
The former president was his usual self last Wednesday when he dabbled into his favourite subject ? the murder of the Ya Na ? as though he cherishes Dagombas so much that he would do anything to protect their interest.
We condemn the man?s disrespect for the sanctity of the murdered Overlord?s spirit and ask that he stop the pranks he continues to dangle and cause excruciating pain to the bereaved family who are yet to come to terms with what befell them on that fateful day.
Ghana in general and Dagombas especially are undergoing a healing process after the brutal murder of the Overlord and the destruction of over 600 years of the history of Dagbon ? a great loss to our national heritage.
Any attempt at revisiting the subject in the manner in which Rawlings continues to do for want of something to talk about and quest for relevance, does not help the healing process and just mischief.
This is not what we seek from a man who has done so much disservice to this country that he should count himself lucky to be still alive. For a man associated with a mutiny and an eventual coup he loves to describe as a revolution, Rawlings should be the last man to preach political morality. What hypocrisy from a man who is yet to successfully absolve himself from the most mindboggling murders and disappearances recorded in the annals of Ghana?s history!
And this man has the guts to talk about justice and democracy and expects us to shower him with plaudits and even clap hands for him when he passes such nonsense in public.
We have as a people tolerated him for so long and the earlier that is stopped the closer we would be to healing the wound he inflicted upon the country and killing the seed of divisiveness he continues to water through his unguarded and misguided remarks.
Rawlings? hallmark envy, selfishness and pretentiousness remain constant reminders about what drove him to be part of mutinous military personalities who forced down the throat of Ghanaians the anguish he loves to refer to as a revolution, the relevance of which has already dissipated into thin air.
We have long exited those dark days in our history and no longer consider his remarks relating to them or seeking to make him look good as appropriate and sensible to be considered worthy of attracting deference. Such remarks are at best tantrums from a man on the verge of senility.