President Mahama Sacrificed His Dignity & Privacy for Insults & Ridicule to Save Ghana Just As Jesus Did
It’s Easter and as we glorify ourselves in the holy sacrifice of Jesus Christ, who left his mighty position in the skies as the the right hand son of God to come on earth so mosquitoes will taste his blood—and worst be killed by drunkard Roman soldiers as a lamb for our sins, why don’t we tie that into the significant and equally important sacrifice President Mahama has made to save Ghana?
Jesus died to save all humanity from a sin committed by just two human beings—pretty a huge price to pay for the recklessness and obstinacy of bored Adam and Eve.
The grand benign of Jesus Christ as a lamb of sacrifice is somewhat equal to the sacrifice of President Mahama in our contemporary political discourse.
As a private man who cherishes his dignity, quietness and respect, John Dramani Mahama decided to become the smelling lamb from the north, perhaps, the he-goat; so that Ghana will get back on track from the economic landslide and social chaos the NPP plunged Ghana into.
As true of all saviours, be it the real ones or the mythological figures, John Dramani Mahama had to trade his dignity for unending insults and contemptuous assaults from Ghanaians as a president—Ghanaians who have never been presidents think they have a celestial mandate to criticise him.
President Mahama rose out of an unsuspecting community—just as Jesus Christ. He was the least expected to become President, just as the son of a carpenter was the least expected to be the Messiah.
Of course Jesus Christ fought to save the entire humanity from a sin he did not contribute to its commissioning, and Mahama’s saviour status resides primarily within Ghana but the similarly is damn clear.
Mahama has fought to also save Ghana from instability he had no hand in—others will say he has made it worse, depending on the colour of the political kool-aid the person drinks.
While we celebrate the sacrifice of the son of God, let’s not also forget to celebrate the sacrifice of the son of man-John Dramani Mahama.
For it takes a strong man with two hairy balls—and a big butt woman as a wife to be able to take the unending nonsense of Ghanaians and even beg for more by asking for a second term.