Political Vigilantism Continues To Suck The Oxygen Out Of Other Important National Issues

Political vigilantism continues to suck the oxygen out of other important national issues; it dominates discussions at every level and has been thoroughly debated, dissected and analyzed.

Frankly, there will be no letup in the heated conversation about political vigilantism in the foreseeable future until a permanent solution is found to this existential threat.

Given the national preoccupation with political vigilantism, it came as little surprise to many that the United States Ambassador to Ghana, Mrs. Stephanie Sullivan on a three day working visit to the northern region raised the issue with the Tamale mayor.

In her sit-down with Mr. Superior, Mrs. Sullivan was both charming and assertive; she warned Ghanaians about the inherent dangers of vigilantism and while urging them to tread carefully lest they relinquish their reputation as the oasis of democratic bliss in a troubled region, she promised America's assistance in fighting the scourge. Mrs. Sullivan has sounded the alarm.

Zaa radio couldn't agree with Mrs. Sullivan more; political vigilantism is a mortal danger and left unchecked could lay waste to everything Ghanaians have worked relentlessly hard to build.

This radio station has made it a point to consistently highlight the dangerous intangibles associated with vigilantism.

Though harping on vigilantism is not by any stretch of the imagination, the station's mission d'etre, its preeminent objective, nonetheless, Zaa radio strongly believes it is the moral obligation of every radio station worth its salt to bring to its listeners all that is good about the community they live in and all that ails the community, too.

Put simply, Zaa radio has been in the vanguard of the fight against political vigilantism for years. And there is no stopping it now.

It is because of our strong, unyielding position on the issue of political vigilantism that we are compelled to take the two major political parties, the NDC and the NPP to task for bringing this monstrosity to Ghanaians and for showing such irritating reluctance in creating a simple formula that will bring this menace to order despite the terrifying danger it poses.

The level of hostility between the two parties is so high that they can't even sit down and exchange ideas on how best to approach a problem that is slowly eating away at our nascent democracy.

Let this sink in, Zaa radio listeners: from a distance the international community is watching us, real closely, to see how we conduct ourselves against the threat of political vigilantism, if we will allow ourselves to be dragged into a civil strife and suffer the same devastating fate as our neighbors, Liberia, Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone.

My hope is that our dimwitted politicians will not screw up big time but will consider it a national priority to sit down and talk to each other about an "unwanted baby" they birthed.

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