NPP’s Patriotic Youth Movement Intensifies Voter Education

The Patriotic Youth Movement for Change (PYM), a volunteer group within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has intensified its voter education outreach to educate registered voters on the correct way to vote and to encourage them to turn out in their numbers to vote on Election Day.

Ms. Yaa Gyamera Aboagye, President of the Patriotic Youth Movement for Change (PYM), explained that voter education is extremely important because in recent times, elections in Ghana have been won by very narrow margins.  PYM has therefore devoted resources for an intensive voter education outreach in the days leading up to Election Day. She further stated that the December 7, 2016 was crucial to the development of Ghana as the electorate had a chance to vote for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to restore Ghana and to put the economy back on track.

As part of the PYM voter education outreach, the group visited Oyarifa, Teiman and surrounding areas in the Madina constituency. Together with the NPP constituency executives, the volunteers educated the constituents on the correct way to vote. They illustrated to the constituents how to thumbprint and fold the ballot paper. They also encouraged all registered voters to make the necessary arrangements to ensure that they vote on Election Day as every single vote counts. The volunteers assured the elderly and persons with disabilities that they will be given preferential treatment and assistance at the polling station.

The Patriotic Youth Movement for Change urged the constituents not to sell their vote, but rather to vote for candidate with the best plan to move Ghana forward. They assured them that voting for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo as President, and Hon. Abubakar Saddique Boniface as Member of Parliament will bring improve their living conditions considerably.

The constituents were grateful for the voter education and many of them asked questions pertaining to the voting process. Ms. Aboagye indicated that PYM would continue with the voter education outreach in other constituencies.