Ghana’s immediate past speaker has finally returned items he wrongfully took away from his former official residence. This surely is an image rebuilding action.
But that is certainly not the end. There are calls on the goverment of Prof Atta Mills to set an example with his case by prosecuting him to serve as a deterent to political office holders. This call has been ongoing right from the time the saga began.
Among the many voices calling for the prosecution of the ex speaker is Hon PC Offori who is a member of parliament on the ticket of the opposition NPP to which the ex speaker belong. Mr Ofori is well noted for his unti corruption stance. His call do not go down well with most members of his own party, but he remains steadfast to his conviction.
Speaking on an FM radio, Mr Ofori says the notion that "big men" cannot be punished even if they go wrong should be discouraged from ghanaian politics.
The pressure is now on the current government and people are waiting to see whether they will respond to this call. The problem that will come up is that the NPP might say the goverment is out to persecute opponents – an action locally refered to as wich hunting.
This witch is a big one for the government to hunt.