December 04, 2020 - BY Admin

THREE DAYS TO GO - DO IT IN PEACE

THREE DAYS TO GO UNTIL THE DECEMBER 2020 ELECTIONS, AND TIME FOR ME TO CONTRIBUTE SOMETHING.
ELECTIONS ARE IMPORTANT, AND THERE IS THE NEED FOR EVERYONE OF YOU TO GO AND VOTE. [UNFORTUNATELY NOT FOR ME, BECAUSE I AM NOT A CITIZEN OF GHANA - NOT YET.]. BUT AS MUCH AS IT IS NECESSARY TO VOTE, IT IS MUCH LESS NECESSARY TO BE VIOLENT TOWARDS YOUR OPPONENT. NOT ONLY IT IS LESS NECESSARY, BUT IT IS TOTALLY UNNECESSARY. EVEN IF THE PARTY WHICH YOU SUPPORT LOSES, KEEP TO THE SAYING OF A FAMOUS FOOTBALL COACH: "LEWWE GEHD WEIDER!" [LIFE IS GOING ON - IN THE DIALECT OF MY HOMETOWN].

THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU SHOULD NOT BE ACTIVE FOR THE PARTY YOU SUPPORT - THE OPPOSITE IS THE CASE. BUT IF YOU ACT VIOLENTLY DURING THE ELECTIONS - AND ALSO OUTSIDE THE ELECTIONS - YOU WON'T HELP YOUR PARTY. INSTEAD, YOU HURT YOUR PARTY. YOU DAMAGE THE REPUTATION OF YOUR PARTY, AND YOU ARE ENDANGERING YOUR AND YOUR PARTY'S FUTURE.

FURTHERMORE, YOU MIGHT EVEN ENDANGER THE FUTURE REPUTATION OF GHANA AS A WHOLE. GHANA IS KNOWN WORLDWIDE AS A PEACEFUL  NATION. THIS IS MANIFESTED IN THE ROLE GHANAIAN SOLDIERS PLAY IN THE UNITED NATIONS   PEACEKEEPING FORCES AS WELL AS IN ELECTIONS IN THE PAST.

REMEMBER THAT MANY PARTS OF THE SO-CALLED DEVELOPED WORLD ARE ONLY WAITING FOR NEGATIVE NEWS FROM AFRICA, THEY BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE HERE ARE SO UNDERDEVELOPED THAT THEY CAN DO NOTHING THAN TO TURN TO VIOLENCE IF SOMETHING HAPPENS THAT DOES NOT GO THEIR WAY.

PROVE TO ALL YOUR BAD-WISHERS THAT THIS IS NOT THE CASE. PROVE TO THEM THAT YOU ARE PEACE-LOVING, THAT YOU ARE THE REAL REPRESENTATIVES OF THE RELIGION YOU BELIEVE IN. PROVE TO THEM THAT YOU REALLY WANT TO DO SOMETHIMG FOR AFRICA AS A WHOLE AND FOR GHANA IN PARTICULAR. HAVE A PEACEFUL ELECTION.
 
AND NOW: HAVE A HAPPY AND EXCITING ELECTION DAY - WITHOUT VIOLENCE!