General News of Monday, 28 November 2016
President John Mahama has urged the youth never to fall for the lies and empty promises being made by the largest opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to vote for the party in the upcoming December 7 elections.
According to him, the youth of the country will have themselves to blame if they repose trust in the NPP as the party has no plans to improve their living conditions of the youth when it assumes power.
President John Mahama was speaking at Tarkwa Nsuaem in the Western Region on Saturday as part of his campaign tour with a little over a week to the polls which has been described by many political watchers as crucial.
Addressing a teeming crowd of NDC supporters, the President promised that his second term of office will see further development and the creation of more jobs for the youth.
He added that the youth including NPP National Youth Organizers have had their economic conditions improved due to the sterling performance of his government.
“Be vigilant and don’t be deceived by the NPP. In the year 2000, the same thing happening now occurred.
The NPP asked the youth if they were able to marry under the harsh economic condition of the tenure of the Rawlings administration, and promised that if they (NPP) should win power, economic conditions will improve to enable the youth marry.
But when they won power, and they youth still complained they were unable to marry, the NPP then made a false claim that Ex-President Rawlings cost the country huge debt and so they had had to settle that debt first before things will improve.
Most of the youth were not able to marry, it is during my tenure that they have begun to marry, and even the NPP National Organizers have been able to marry during my tenure of office.”