so the resource wasting and indeed foolish petition by Bawumia and his Akuffo Addo and their Jake on the 2012 prez election in Ghana is ongoing at the court with full blast live telecast.
assuming I was some stranger in Ghana who did not know what went on during the 2012 elections as some people are making themselves out to be, even though they voted (and christo! they voted!), for me, the court case should have been called closed last Wednesday 24th April the 6th day of proceedings as Bawumia under oath agreed with the suggestion from Mahama's counsel Tony Lithur that Mahama did not steal and that Mahama won resoundingly; with Bawumia only adding, albeit, that 'with irregularities'. This record at the court proceedings answers the two-state issue the Supreme Court laid out to be determined: 1. whether there were irregularities and 2. whether the irregularities affects the results. Bawumia dug his own grave right there and that should have ended his stupid litigation.
but yehowa save our souls from being foolish. under cross-examination, after Bawumia made all sorts of allegations, he claimed that if your Tilapia was stolen while your watchman was asleep; that your watchman failed to do his job does not rob you of your right to ownership of that Tilapia and hence the right to seek repossession of same.
this was after it was suggested to him that he could not have a case to complain after agents he and his Akuffo Addo and their Jake sent out to monitor the conduct of the elections did not submit any complain but rather endorsed the proceedings to be satisfactory.
and they call that Tilapia tale an analogy?
Ok. if Bawumia was just an innocent man walking down the street or in some bush, minding his own business and he suddenly shouted this Tilapia tale of his in relation to nothing in particular, then I'd have called him intelligent. Then of course it would be a general truth in itself and by itself (in relation to no particular). An aphorism, even, thus!
But why? why again? we are in court as a nation over a very foolish matter brought upon us by Bawumia and his Akuffo Addo and their Jake; a case of election results, a case of electoral CONTEST, where all interested parties have equal right to position themselves for the ultimate prize - victory!
So how in the name of yehowa does such a situation merit likening to the ownership of Tilapia, let alone that that Tilapia would be said to have been stolen for which reason the case must be made for the return of the Tilapia to the owner? how? How did Bawumia come to own this Tilapia of his? was it by inheritance? his late father willed it to him or what? or he bought this Tilapia at the Accra Mall? or his wife gave it to him as a gift for being a loving husband? so how did Bawumia come to have the 2012 prez election victory as his property for us to be disturbed with his irritating bleats that he must be made to have his property back? how?
If Bawumia cannot show us how the 2012 presidential election victory became his property then we better tell him to stop telling such foolish tales that only fudge the issue at hand further. That tale from Bawumia cannot by sanity be held as an intelligent analogy. analogies don't exist in vacuums. analogies must be applicable to situations under consideration. And there's no logical relation between owning a Tilapia that gets stolen on one hand and electing oneself to contest with others for a prize on an equal platform on the other hand.
again, pal, may yehowa save our souls from such foolishness as Bawumia brings to us.