Salam Mustapha begs TESCON to calm down; assures to resolve their issue

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The newly-elected National Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Salam Mustapha has pleaded with members of the Tertiary Students Confederacy (TESCON) to calm down as he works to resolve their issues.

He said he was also disappointed in the injunction that was placed on them from voting in the just -ended delegates conference of the party.

The NPP received injunctions stopping its student wing, TESCON and local proxy voters from casting their ballots in the polls on Saturday July 16.

This affected over 300 students from voting.

TESCON executives expressed their disappointment over the situation.

A statement they issued after the polls announcing a withdrawal of their service from the party said “[NPP leadership] do not recognise us as the intellectual wing as it has always been professed by the party because for you to bus intellectuals from various regions for them to travel miles to the capital city of the country, risking their lives just to disenfranchise them without any reason is just disheartening.”

“Until we see the said injunction, the one who placed the injunction and the reason for the injunction and also give us positive assurance to settle as soon as possible the ambiguity on TESCON Representations during Regional and National Conferences in the next Annual National Delegates Conference otherwise we will advice ourselves accordingly.

“Allocation of stands were made for all delegates with the exception of TESCON at Accra sports stadium which clearly indicates that the party did not factor us and never value us in the planning of the whole event,” the statement added.

Reacting to this, Salam Mustapha who also works at the Off8ce of the Vice President said “To break the 8 is going to take a lot of effort and the youth wing must be strong force to work with.

“Personally, I was very upset and sad because I was going to get a lot of votes form them, I had done so much work with TESCON. I got a lot of calls from a lot of them shedding tears and it broke my heart.

“I want to plead with them to calm down, I understand their plan, lets handle this well. We will definitely resolve the issues.”

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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