Clear examples of this sad turn of events occurred when two responsible personalities, a sitting Member of Parliament and a leader of a registered political party made statements that seem unreasonable and therefore did not sit well with a large sections of Ghanaians of the political divide. Up till now many Ghanaians might be wondering whether or not to believe these noble persons in future as they utter words on radio and on political platforms.
Kennedy Ohene Agyepong the Member Of Parliament of Assin cetral who once discredited members of his party as irrational beings made a statement alleging that the current EC boss got her job through dubious means. Women groups who got outraged by the statement made by the MP demanded an apology from him and called for him to be hauled before the privileges committee of parliament and be prosecuted.
However in a dramatic turn by him the MP now says he was not serious with his verbal attack on the EC boss. The MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong now explains that his comment on the chairperson of the EC that she was rewarded with the job after engaging in illicit sexual activities with a top official in the country was “a joke.” If the U turn by the MP would be considered strange and unbelievable, the new position taken by the leader of the Ghana freedom party Madam Akua Donkor over the gifts of cars and a house from the president will be considered quite astonishing.
Indeed after boasting over the gifts from the president The Founder and Leader of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Madam Akua Donkor now says she purchased the two Mitsubishi Pajero vehicles and a house she claimed was given to her by President Mahama herself. According to her, she intentionally credited the President for the gift just to spite the flag bearer of the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom. Not many people believe her as now telling the truth, What she should know is that while she used the name of the president to spite Dr. Nduom she might have incurred the displeasure of the presidency the NDC as a party and a whole lot of Ghanaians who are calling for her to be probed and the president taken on over the undeserved huge gifts to her.
There are those who feel that Madam Akua Donkor does not deserve the gifts from the president. Members of the public who heard the double standards taken by the MP and Madam Akua Donkor would be taken aback. They might be revising their notes on how to handle statements coming from politicians such as the Assin North MP and Madam Akua Donkor who make statements pointing to one direction while they really did so for different reasons.
However being responsible people wishing to continue leading their followers they must consider abandoning their unacceptable utterances for much better public discourse. To redeem their images completely, it will be advisable for the MP and Madama Akua Donkor to consider apologizing to Ghanaians as suggested by the NPP and other persons in the country. This way they would satisfy their admirers and Ghanaians as a whole.