Akuffo Addo to get 50% in U/E


The Youth Wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Upper East Region has launched a political campaign dubbed ‘Operation 50% Votes for Nana Addo’.

The launch on Wednesday 2 March, 2016 came with a message to President John Mahama that “brotherhood with a political party or leadership is earned and not a birthright”.

While addressing journalists, Mr Ibrahim Bashiru, the NPP Regional Youth Organiser, said President Mahama had disappointed the youth with failed promises.

“In the run-up to the 2012 polls, he told the good people of this region, and for that matter Northern Ghana, to vote for him because he was one of us and, therefore, was better placed to address our plight. However, the exact opposite is what we see today,” he stated.

According to the youth leader, “it is almost impossible to pinpoint any good policy that this government has implemented [that is] geared at bettering the lot of the Ghanaian youth in their seven-and-half-year rule”.

To him, the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) had failed to implement social intervention projects to alleviate the plight of the poor people in the region, adding it was time to give the mandate to Nana Akufo-Addo in the November 7 polls.

Mr Bashiru said the youth in the area had been left with no jobs, leading to an exodus to the south for menial jobs. He also accused the Mahama administration of failing to revamp some key factories that could offer livelihoods to some people in the area.

“Mr President, you have failed to revamp the Pwalugu Tomato Factory, you have failed to revamp the Bolga Rice Mill, and the Bawku-Bolga road has not been worked on as promised. The people of Garu are yet to see the polytechnic you promised. The Zebilla people are waiting for their promise to see you construct their market as you keep on promising them,” he emphasised.

Source: ClassFMonline.com

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