The finest of them all

john-mahamaFolks, it’s nice coming your way again, and I thank you for being avid readers of my articles. By God’s extreme grace. I now have about three million readers of my articles, and it gladdens my heart to know that you are one of them.

I have some filla and I ‘m going to drop it this week. Please don’t miss it! Chalelelele, It is going to be butubutu and manya, manya like Somanya, I know yaanom will not like it. Perhaps, I will have to request for about fifty Special Forces personnel to guard my house. Chai, matter dey oo. Filla dey paa. By the way, who is the commander- in- chief of the Intolerant Militant Wing?

Kikikikikiki, as I wait for your answer, let me do something for my brother and friend. I have done some research on some world leaders which I would like to share with you.

You may love or loathe somebody like President Mugabe, but the fact remains that he is the world’s most educated president: he is a qualified teacher, he has a degree in economics, he is a lawyer, and has master of laws amongst other qualifications.

As I was pondering over President Mugabe’s credentials, another question as to who the world’s most trained president is crossed my mind, and I stumbled over some information which makes President John Dramani Mahama unarguably the title holder.

He was an MP for three terms, Deputy Communications Minister from 1997 to 1998. He became the substantive Minister for Communications from 1998 to 2001. H.E. John Dramani Mahama served as the chairman of the National Communication Authority, and played a key role in stabilising the Ghana telecom sector after deregulation in 1997.

He also served as a member of the Pan African Parliament where he was chairman of the West Africa Caucus. He was the Minority Parliamentary Spokesman for communications from 2001 to 2004, and NDC National Director of Communications in 2002.

In 2005, Mr. Mahama was the Minority Parliamentary Spokesman for Foreign Affairs, and became Vice President of the Republic of Ghana on 7th January, 2009. He became a caretaker president in 2012 when President Atta Mills died. The young man from Bole was sworn in as President on 7th January, 2013 after winning a one-touch presidential election in 2012.

He was elected chair of ECOWAS for two terms, and was also elected chairman of AU Trade Committee.

Aside these, President Mahama has an incredibly sharp memory, and can recall minutest details of issues with surgical precision. He is undoubtedly a gift to our generation.

Folks, if this man has all these experience and qualities then why is it that our country is facing numerous challenges? I will give you the answer pretty soon, but before that, I would like to tell you a story.

One day a mouse and his son went on a destruction spree in someone’s pepper farm, chewing every pepper they saw. The son complained to his father, “Dad, why are we chewing these pepper? It’s hot and besides it’s not palatable.”

His dad responded, ” Shut up! I know it’s unpalatable and hot, but we’re only being wicked and destructive.”

Answering my earlier question, the destructive mice could be compared to the ravenous malcontent opposition in this country who seemed to be possessed with the combined forces of all the angels who fell from Heaven.

I have resolved not to worry about the baseless criticism some people make about President Mahama anymore, do you know why? My reason is that none of the Heads of State we have had in this country was spoken well of during his reign. Not even the great Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah! This is unconscionable; that is how shamefully notorious human nature can be.

But thank God posterity has been the judge as to what any of these state-men achieved for their country. And I believe the same posterity will judge President Mahama at the end of his tenure as president.

He, may have made some mistakes as a president, but no one can have it right all the time. To err or fail is human. Even Jesus in His human form, failed. He failed to heal a blind man the first time he ministered to him. He needed a second touch for him to complete the healing of that blind man. (Mark 8:22-25).

Through it all, President Mahama, I think, is the finest of them all: and I am confident that he will succeed.


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