Politics of Thursday, 2 February 2012
The National Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party, Anthony Abayifaa Karbo has charged the youth of the Party to look at use the Arab Spring especially the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia as a motivating factor to take up the lead in the campaign to oust the Mills/Mahama government come the December 2012 Polls.
Anthony Karbo made this known at the beginning of a three day workshop organized by the National Youth Wing for Constituency Youth Organizers in the three (3) Northern Regions in Tamale and under the theme: Strengthening the Youth Wing.
Karbo, the firebrand Youth Leader stressed that the Revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, which barely a year ago could not be envisaged by many analysts and experts in Arab Politics, Society and Economics, happened because of the unbending will of the youths in those countries who desired to see change in their lives immediately stating that,” if the Egyptian and Tunisian Youths could do that, then we can also certainly push out this incompetent and corrupt government especially as all signs point to a massive rejection of Atta Mills and his bunch as a result of their disastrous governance at the polls come December”.
The three-day workshop which commenced on Tuesday is meant to bring the Youth Organizers in tune with Campaign models on Radical Grassroots Mobilization, Canvassing and Message Targeting and is part of efforts being undertaken by the New Patriotic Party Youth Wing to strengthen the Youth Wings at the Polling Station and Constituency Levels across the country.
Anthony Karbo in delivering the speech to get the Youth Organizers gathered in tune with the mindset and focus of the National Youth Wing structure in this election year, he tasked the various Youth Organizers to take over the campaign at the grassroots level and at the various constituencies and noted that Nana Akufo-Addo, the competent and visionary leader of the New Patriotic Party was depending largely on the youth of the country and specifically the Party to deliver the Presidency and an overwhelming Majority in Parliament in this year’s election. He further charged the youth that in this election year, it was critical for the youth to be fearless and militant and also stressed on the need for the youth to be active on the grounds campaigning and battling for each inch of territory in this land and every single vote.
The National Youth Organizer further warned that the Youth of the Party and the country at large were desperate to see change and desperate to see the Presidency of Nana Akufo-Addo to competently steer the wheels of state and thus as a result, the Youth would not hesitate to crush anyone in the Party or outside who intends to derail the grassroots campaign of the Party.
Touching on the now dominant issue of the 930billion paid to self-confessed NDC Financier Alfred Woyome, the firebrand Youth Leader of the opposition took on the President directly indicating that the President was a chief orchestrator of the plot to deny the ordinary tax-payer of almost a trillion cedis.
He described the President as a sinking man adding that the President had been exposed badly by this scandal and that in most places, the President would have resigned for perpetuating this monstrous crime on the people of Ghana.
He also promised the gathering that though all attempts are being made by the President and his government to cover up the issue, culminating in the dismissal of Former Attorney General Martin Amidu, the NPP administration when it assumes office would attach every seriousness needed and ensure that the culprits behind this crime are brought to book and that at all cost, the money would be returned to the good people of Ghana with interest.
Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Jake Otanka Obetsebi Lamptey opened the Workshop with an address focused on the need for the youth of the Party to remain united and committed to the course at hand and ensure that in the end, the Party delivers a crushing defeat to the National Democratic Congress at the polls.