Where Is The Hope?


How were the pieces from the November 16, 2021 by-elections held in four Counties namely Bomi, Bong Grand Gedeh and Nimba picked up by all stakeholders and key players in the pending 2023 general and presidential elections?  Was the shocking mournful result for the heavyweight and all pressure cookers and way makers, a wake-up call or a terrifying warning shot? Is it succinctly and vividly obvious that no one is in charge of the command and control post of votes and authority in the country except for those who elected to stand in the by-election on an independent status? What could we be sensing ahead of 2023?

Hope in the ruling establishment and the very ruling power itself wla-pen-ten-ti (Kru vernacular meaning to flunk badly), hope in the long awaited alternative dangerously suffocated with the whirlwind of internal wrangling, rift, mistrust and confidence crisis with the arrow head pointing in the direction of split being inevitable,  has also failed miserably, thereby dropping like hot cake, the high hope and aspiration of those who once believed in their (alternative’s) proclamation to make the incumbent a one-term President which has also turned into a flimsy and worthless jingo; it is now glaring that  he who lives on hope, dies fating. So now, who will take the political fast…the people with revised second thought or the major players for 2023?

So here we are all over again as everyone is in search of hope to cope with the political hurdles already gushing out specimen of greater things to come in 2023 beginning with the gnashing of teeth, the beating of chests in total regret, the holding of heads very tightly in absolute dismay and the biting of lower lips dreadful quandary. As these tips are just the scratch on the surface of an amazing angry ocean, the surprise package from 2023 could witness the crumbling pillars of deep pockets and the ruining political images and charismatic individuals kudos, and don’t mean  and keep promises made time after time to those who gave them the mandate to govern  and administer the various national components hinged on the true growth and development of the wellbeing of the people first and foremost and then the supreme interest of the state.

This overly lavished hope that seems to rapidly slipping through the fingers of so many key political players in the 2023 general and presidential race has seamless steel stuck in the throats of so many who have now become, and interestingly so, it has also turned out to be a disturbingly stuck and unmovable bone in the throats allowing no liquid to enter and remains ever determined to be flushed out; therefore, that’s the dilemma agonistically piercing every ounce of political pride and prestige since the November 16, 2021 by-elections in the four counties provide the roadmap and  the new revolutionary game plan. Today, it is frustratingly clear and open, when, for all high profile political players in the pending 2023 race can see with their body mind and soul, as the  political extravaganza takes center-stage; there and then, while being too very late for realization; that  for sure, planning without implementation is a waste. A waste that hunts the little over eroded left authority, honor and glory of the now weeping and wailing lost

With the once happily accepted and well-cherished hope of possible and positive deliverance, already stranded and badly suffocating under a grave depression of acute disappointment, those responsible for dashing that hope like hot cake will explain thoroughly to the pages of a disgusted political history book from where very harsh punishment from the court of public opinion based on the power constitutionally enshrined and given to the people as stipulated in the preamble will be uncompromising unleashed,  the people’s axe will truly swing into fierce action and indeed, drop on the necks of the political flunkies, vampires and rejects; who because of self-aggrandizement and crowned for badly poor performance on both the national and international platforms, denied of direct benefits that could enhance the growth and development of the people and the state.

As the nation gradually inches towards 2023 at which time, general and presidential elections will be the focus of cardinal activities and order of the day; out of which men and women desirous of retaining their positions, while others will be vying for public offices in a quest of removing incumbents; wherein, all will be jumping from here, here and yonder, craving on bended knees; showing their juice and the political heat they warm themselves with on one hand, and the exercise of the inherently exclusive power rendered the electorates constitutionally; to hire, retain and fire any contestants; be you incumbents or new kids on the block, and no matter whatever elective public space you have occupied; the most well nurtured or ill-seasoned decisions to make or break candidates, rest with the votes of the mandate providers.

While some determined competitors would be counting their political glories and blessings one by one; as others will be gnashing their teeth of regret about while they either underperformed or badly operated to the exclusion of the job providers (people); oh sir, don’t get it wrong, because it should be the day that the chickens, gallivanting the areas will show who will be  the tallest chickens after the rain, because obviously, while the tallest chickens will only shake off the rain drops from their feather and begin to strongly move around with pride and dignity, the timid ones will immediately take cover in a faintly dug fox holes by the fire wherein, they can be picked up without tussle by even a child using his very weak left hand with no resistance .

Indeed, the political stock-taking with emphasis on performance, deliverables and promises made and not kept, will also vigorously, robustly and radically take practical center-stage; will be some of the heavy loads that all current players will have to bear for the better or the worse. This is coming on the heels of the elections when some will be seeking re-elections, while others will be carving their way to have a bite of the political honeycomb when already, the first four years of the current leadership is uneasily asking about who turned off the light that his leadership keeps doing one wrong thing to another, hereby imposing grave sufferings on the people who are unable to even fence for themselves, moreover maintain their collective status as based bread winners of their respective homes, have become insignificant in their own country and worthless to the society; which according to them, has transformed them into a living-dead in the midst so much God’s provided resources

Despite the hue and cry of the most disappointed electorates for whom the leadership had totally let down in spite of all their shockingly dashed high hopes and aspiration in the very leadership, and considering all that they went through for the current President to become victorious; they find it a complete heartbreak to see what they’re going through; and have become a disgraced laughing stock for making badly and poorly such political choice. They’ve even admitted that the present government is proceeding very wrongly. Moreover, they are vehemently blaming blowing their own hoaxed trumpet of being the best administration and has accumulated a whole lot development-wise as compared to all other administrations put together, instead of conceding to the political quandary it has critically found itself in without the slightest knowledge of knowing how to get out of the very political quagmire.

It is also important to note according to them,(pundits) that they, the disappointed people have planned to reward the regime pathetically at the ballot box in 2023 that will make the ruling party to know and feel how good it is, to be badly disappointed; a total political tip for tap. The simple interpretation co-relates to what is popularly hanging in the wing  with the tip of an iceberg  being reflected in the just-ended four by-election held in Bomi, Bong Grand Gedeh and Nimba Counties; that all will be done to make President George M. Weah a one tern President as a signal of punishment for reneging on his share of the governor-and-governed contractual agreement- we vote for you and then you set us free from the scourge of poverty, injustice, insecurity in the truest meaning of the total partnership in enhancing the growth and development of the state and all of its people without fear or favor; this goes far beyond just the incumbent rather the sad message now covers the troubled-disgracefully-wounded Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), including all those believe to be politely put aside to win, and have others they are pleased with and favored to win elections, are now political relic, considering the echo of November 16, 2021,.

-Writes GDJ

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