Member of Parliament for Akuapem South, Hon. Osei Bonsu Amoah, has charged the Tertiary Students Confederacy (TESCON) of the New Patriotic Party to work hard to save Ghana from collapse since the change in the reins of power rests on their shoulders.
According to him, a vote for President John Dramani Mahama for another term in office will be suicidal, noting that the economy of the West African nation has experienced a sharp decline under the almost eight years administration of the Ghanaian leader.
The result of such moribund administration is the “hardship that we are all experiencing”, he added.
“This government is ending its eight years. It means that when they came into power, those who were twelve years (12) are now getting to twenty years (20). So, the twelve year old has suffered under this government and is now an adult. If these people stay on for another four years, then it means that the little boy who was twelve years will end up being twenty four (24) under this government”.
“When President John Mahama was campaigning in 2008, at every rally, he will ask the people – put your hands in your pockets and bring them out – did you find money in your pocket- then they will say no. He said he will put money in our pockets, now he is telling us that we should wait for 2017”.
“After eight good years of suffering, messing us up, he is now telling us that we should vote for him again. We are saying that thank you NDC and bye bye ooo and then let’s save our Ghana, he noted.
Inaugurating the Presbyterian Women’s College of Education wing of the TESCON in Aburi on Thursday, the legislator said it is only the NPP that can save Ghanaians from the economic hardships they are going through, urging the student body to go out and campaign from “room to room’ to bring the party’s Presidential Candidate to power.
“Go and convince the person – if he or she is not convinced, come back again. We need every vote and we know with your involvement, there will be change in this country. You have heard all the good things that the NPP is doing to bring back Ghana. Yours is to go and spread the good news that change is coming in a very positive way”, he averred.
He added “tell your friends who are not here that when they vote for Nana Akufo-Addo, they should also vote for the NPP parliamentary candidate. No skirt and blouse business here. Nana Akufo-Addo needs majority of MPs in Parliament to help him run Ghana. If you vote for Nana and you don’t vote for his parliamentary candidate and he brings good policies to Parliament, the NDC will block it. They will vote against it and then all the work that you have done for Nana will be in vain”.
MP for Manhyia South, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh in an interaction with the students outlined the policies in the education sector that Nana Akufo-Addo would implement to better their lives when voted into power to govern the country.
For instance, he said Nana Akufo-Addo when voted into power would reintroduce the Teacher-training allowance and study leave that have been cancelled by President John Mahama.
Nana Akufo-Addo, he added, will also ensure that anyone who completes the college of education will be placed to bridge the gap that exists in the educational sector.
The MP for Ablekuma South, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful on her part urged the students to kick President John Dramani Mahama out of office by voting massively for Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2016 general elections.