Mr. Emmanuel Tetteh, President of the University for Development Studies (UDS) New Patriotic Party (NPP) branch of the Tertiary Education Students’ Congress (TESCON), has called on the youth to openly associate themselves with the political parties of their choice.
He said the era of political victimisation against people who associated themselves with some political parties was over and stressed the need for student leaders and the youth to remain committed to the NPP for electoral victory in 2012.
Mr. Tetteh made the call at a ceremony organised by TESCON, on the Nyankpala campus of the UDS, to woo fresh students to the NPP.
Mr. Tetteh advised the students to eschew cowardice and remain committed foot soldiers of the party.
He said they should not be swayed by any politician who would want to use money to buy their principles.
Some bigwigs of the NPP, including Professor Frempong Boateng, Mr Kwabena Adjapong and Mr Isaac Osei, who graced the occasion commended the student leaders for holding the NPP flag high in “a no go area”.
Mr. Osei, Member of Parliament for Subin, said the NPP smelt victory in 2012 because “the NDC has woefully disappointed Ghanaians who would not renew their mandate come 2012”.
Commenting on the parliamentary bye-elections at Chereponi, Mr. Osei claimed that the National Democratic Congress was doing what he termed: “A face saving campaign,” but would still be defeated and called on the ruling party not to indulge in acts that would lead to violence since politics was not meant to divide the people.
Mr. Adjapong, previous spokesperson to former President John Agyekum Kufuor, called for unity within the NPP to ensure that power did not elude the party in 2012.
He said some of the things that made the party to lose power was complacency saying: “This time we are going to march the NDC booth for booth to ensure that our people would not be intimidated.”
Mr. Adjapong said Members of the Kufuor administration were clean saying: “Eight months down the line the current government has not been able to find anybody in the NPP regime corrupt.”
|Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of Peacefmonline.com. Peacefmonline.com accepts no responsibility legal or otherwise for their accuracy of content. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.|