If I were Muhammed Sidik Mia, vice-president of the ruling People’s Party (PP), I would appreciate that while the move to abandon the party’s system used in its primaries whereby every registered voter was allowed to vote might be good, the timing was wrong.
I would realise that candidates who lost when the system was in place would be justified to demand a rerun on the basis that their loss was based on a faulty system whereby every Jim and Jack, regardless of which party they belonged to, was eligible to vote.
I would admit, if I were Hon. Mia, that the decision to change the procedure could create a problem because candidates that lost could demand that the playing field should be level by using the same system in all the regions.
If only I were Mia, I would appreciate that the party has put itself in an awkward situation and that the only way out is to conduct a rerun for all constituencies.
I would also accept the harsh reality that based on such a faulty system, the process was not free and fair.
That is if only I were the PP veep. Fortunately, I am not the PP big shot that is Muhammad Sidik Mia. PPiii yanyamuka! Odi uko, amayi adutseko!