National Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Samuel Awuku has advised Ghanaians especially young ones to be wary of the tactics being used by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in canvassing for support.
Mr Awuku condemned the tactics as “dubious” and “fraudulent”.
In a statement released on Thursday, May 12, Sammy Awuku said the recent engagement of some students of the University of Ghana without their consent and the posting of John Mahama’s stickers on cars during the 2016 VGMA at the Accra International Conference Center (AICC) are evident that the NDC has lost the confidence of Ghanaians as a result of poor performance.
“It is instructive to note that, when the National Youth Wing of the NPP on April 27, 2016 decided to embark on a national sticker campaign, it did so in broad day light with the active support and participation of the general public unlike the shameful midnight act of the NDC on May 7, 2016,” the statement said.
Find full statement below:
HALT THE SHAMEFUL ACT
The National Youth Wing of the New Patriotic Party unreservedly condemns the crude and deceitful modus operandi adopted by President Mahama and his National Democratic Congress in sending its message across to the Ghanaian electorate ahead of the November Polls.
Whiles it remains highly indisputable that President Mahama on account of his numerous failed promises would go down in history as Ghana’s most ineffective and inefficient President of the fourth Republic, we find it as rather unfortunate and very disheartening, that the self acclaimed ‘youthful’ president and his agents would out of desperation resort to total deceit and clandestine moves to market themselves in a ‘constituency’ they so much took pride in few years ago.
We all recall how few days ago, the National Democratic Congress sanctioned some of its agents to pose as officials of the Electoral Commission to recruit unsuspecting students of the University of Ghana for an advert to further its cause.
For a party in government to resort to such dubious and fraudulent moves without recourse to the concerns of the persons involved is an apparent indication that, the National Democratic Congress has lost its sense of attraction among the youth of Ghana and can therefore not be considered as an option come November 2016.
Again on 7 May, 2016, citizens who attended the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) at the Accra International Conference Centre became victims of yet another shameful conduct which was carried out by some ‘agents of darkness’ of the NDC. It is striking to note that, out of their desperation, these agents of darkness posted stickers of President John Mahama on vehicles of persons who by reason of their profession are required to be strictly non-partisan. By this shameless and irresponsible act, the NDC has set the stage for the general public to lose confidence in some institutions and personalities who are only victims of an irresponsible behaviour.
It is instructive to note that, when the National Youth Wing of the NPP on April 27, 2016 decided to embark on a national sticker campaign, it did so in broad day light with the active support and participation of the general public unlike the shameful midnight act of the NDC on May 7, 2016.
The Youth Wing of NPP is left in no doubt that the NDC out of its poor performance lacks the confidence to publicly engage the electorate, hence its covert operations.
We wish to admonish the teeming youth of our country who are eager and yearning for change to be constantly vigilant as a means of escaping NDC crude machinations.