Well-wishers of the National Democratic Congress, can behave like Ostriches and bury their heads in the sand and pretend all is well with the party.
The NDC, like many political parties in our part of the world is in disarray, the only thing hold the party and from possible implosion is because of power.
For so long, some people have felt neglected, disillusioned and not appreciated. The trend explains why for the first time since we ushered in the 1992 dispensation, the Volta Region, which is considered the world bank of the party is crying foul and things are not looking good for the party.
Let those with ears hear; let those with eyes see, because those with the mouth cannot talk for fear of victimization.
Only the blind, deaf and dumb, will pretend all is well with the governing party, if chiefs are organizing their people to vent their anger, then something is definitely wrong somewhere.
Who is to be blame?
For far too long, politicians on both sides of the isle have taken their core supporters for granted, the NDC, is very lucky because the party is married to women, who are only good at threatening divorce, but do not go ahead with it. The supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), who I can safely say, have a mind of their won, because of their economic circumstance and can tell the party to go to hell, without hurting their pride.
The NDC on the other hand, have had a smooth sail, partly because of the personalities, who have led the party in the past, but as we say in Ghana,
if a fool becomes wise, the play stops.
The President, John Dramani Mahama, like his predecessor, John Evans Atta Mills, have been busy leading the country, he has forgotten his children, who are home.
Outside gentility, home cry, is one of the phrases, we used at home as kids to describe our father, who we felt was loved by everyone, who came across him. He is ready to sacrifice everything he has for a stranger, even starve his own children. The President is a nice guy, they will tell you, he will give you his last penny, when you meet him, he will make your problem his problem, these are the many testimonies, you will hear from people who are privileged to have met him, but is it the same with members of his political party.
I do not begrudge him, as that is the burden of leadership, he is elected to lead his country, not his party, he is superintending over resources that belong to all of us, not his party, but the mark of a good leader, is to try and balance that effectively to the satisfaction of all.
How does the party look?
The NDC is divided; the executives are not as united as we saw prior to the 2012 election. The older generation is refusing to make way for the younger generation. They are convinced they still have a lot to offer, unfortunately, it looks like they have been pushed out so quickly and easily.
The centre is beginning to shift and the faceless hawks, hiding behind a buttered individual is out to do damage.
Carl Wilson has been dismissed as not posing a threat to a governing party. After all this is someone, who failed to get the nomination of a single Constituency at the party’s primary in 2011 to go to parliament, so what capacity, has he to rock the national boat?
In politics numbers matter and the sins of a governing party are so many, because the President does not have the magic wand to change things overnight and satisfy everybody, so getting disgruntled people to join a useless course or crusade is not a problem.
Every democracy worthy of its name needs a vibrant opposition to keep it on its toes; otherwise, it teeters on the brink of dictatorship and tyranny.
This should be a wake-up call to the NDC; it is a wake-up call because as a human institution, you cannot always get it right.
As difficult suggestion as it will be, I urge the party and by extension government to call Carl Wilson, and ask him what exactly his concerns are. Pride and power must not blind people into thinking that, Carl is a political neophyte with no real power and influence.
I am happy that, so far the media has not given him the platform to unleash venom and in the process waste everybody’s time. He must be handled maturely and decisively to avert any possible National Reform Party (NRP) of the year 2000.
An angry man, who has nothing to lose, is capable of so much destruction, he doesn’t care if the Kingdom comes down on everybody; all he wants is to see that everything is destroyed, regardless of the consequences.
Unfortunately, Carl Wilson of all people must know that, it is not possible to satisfy everybody, no matter your contribution or who you know.
I am saying this because, as someone who once headed government confiscated car agency or institution, he was not able to meet every request that
came before him. His inability was what led to his sacking.
So having been in such a position, he must know that, it is not easy to fulfill every promise and satisfy every Tom, Dick and Harry that knocks on your door.
He should stop whining and crying and get in line to work for the betterment of the party and the country.
2016 election, is a very crucial one for the two major parties, it is a make or break for the two candidates, who are all staking the last claim to the presidency.
The President, John Dramani Mahama, is seeking his second and last term, and by convention we have had two presidents, who have served their tow four-years term successfully, he does not want to go in history as the one to break that convention.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), is also in an election of his life. he will not also want to go into history as the candidate, who lead the largest opposition party on three occasions and failed.
So it is a cliff hanger for the parties, every man and woman is needed if the President is to win one touch and so Carl Wilson, please stop the drama and get into the political ring, to help the President win again.
You should start thinking collectively, not individually.