Politics of Friday, 23 May 2008
Wa, May 23, GNA - The Tertiary Education Students Confederacy (TESCON) of the New Patriotic Party in the Upper West Region on Thursday expressed their preparedness to work for the Party to win this year's elections despite the numerous challenges they faced within the party. "Apart from the problem of lack of recognition within the party, we also lacked the motivation and resources to organize programmes as some prominent personalities in the party term us as beggars and do not see TESCON as an organization worthy of respect", Mahmoud Anass, Public Relations Officer of the Wa Polytechnic branch of TESCON said. He made these complaints when some executive members of TESCON in the Wa Polytechnic, Wa Campus of the University of Development Studies and the Nustrat Jahan Training College called on Mr Sahanun Mogtari, Ghana's Ambassador to Burkina Faso at his residence at Wa. They discussed strategies to use in defending the government's policies with a view to neutralizing the anti-NPP propaganda being waged by the National Democratic Congress in the region.
Mr Yussif Sungumo, Vice-President of the Wa Polytechnic branch of the organization, urged the Party to find a way of rekindling interest of the students in the activities of TESCON, some of whom were showing signs of apathy and frustration.
Mr Mogtari told them to brace themselves to police the polling stations during the elections and whipped up the enthusiasm of the people to register when the voter's register opens. The NPP, he stated would undertake "scientific politicking" and would not dwell on what he termed "camera crowds" and made sure that it achieved absolute victory so that no one would have any reason to challenge the veracity of the victory. "We want Upper West to contribute significantly towards this year's victory and we will leave no stone unturned to make sure that we achieve this ambition. We count on you as young intellectuals to do research in the communities and give us feedback", he added.