As a young man like many others, we have adopted a certain culture to be silent even when we are supposed to speak because that’s an expectation of society. But is it serving the purpose? No! It cannot be said that our silence makes us benefactors of great decisions rather, we become victims of such indiscretions of the old. Indiscretion and Inaction are weighted towards the youth and the old respectively making the youth worse off in the future because the elderly didn’t only fail act but when they did… they did so in error.
We, therefore can’t assume indifference relative to the happenings in the Nalerigu/Gambaga Constituency if really, our party’s interest and our (youth) future matter to us.
We woke up this morning to news that, a party stalwart, undoubtedly, a grass root man has been suspended, and the reason assigned is; he has made public utterances on radio which has brought the party’s image into disrepute (maybe, that’s fair) but is suspension the way to go? It is of great curiosity, and concern that, some executives in the North East Region have acted with such arbitrariness which could potentially do a great damage to the fortunes of the party (if the harm hasn’t been caused yet) and as I am aware, the consequences are not lost on those who took the decision, I am equally at a lost regarding what their motivation may be and whose interest has been served.
It certainly can’t be Hon Alima Mahama, not the NPP as a party and equally not in the interest of the Vice President and the President.
In as much I am not privy to the real issues (as many may claim), my common sense tells me that, the suspension is politically-unwise, strategically-deficient, and anemic in reasoning. How could the people we have given our mandate, to stir the affairs of our party in the region arrive at such illogical decision? I really don’t care about “who is right or wrong” but about the health of the party going into the elections and beyond.
It is important, we appreciate that, as we strive to climb the ladder, others upon getting to the top, push the ladder off barring others from reaching the top. And this, clearly, is what we are witnessing. Our decisions today, have very far-reaching consequences. These people are portraying a rather bad leadership and mentorship to the youth (which I am part).
The Regional Executives, The Constituency Executives and all others who matter in this case, have failed us and they should bow their heads in shame. I can’t wrap my head around the kind of thinking that went into such a bizarre decision.
We shall not forgive you for failing us.
M. Abdul Rahman