You are here: HomeWallOpinionsArticles2016 11 15Article 486524

Opinions of Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

Appeal for votes and assistance from Ghana students for NPP

By Rockson Adofo

On behalf of the “Mahama Must Go” movement, a family and friends voluntary organization with membership open to all willing and able Ghanaians, I am appealing for help from all Ghanaian students irrespective of their age, height, tribal extraction and political persuasions. I plead with you, my noble Ghanaian students, to take time to read and circulate this message I have for you today, Sunday 13 November 2016.

You are very much aware that we are in election year and have barely 24 days to go into the actual Election Day where any eligible and registered voter will exercise their franchise to elect their future leaders for the next four years.

This occasion must be seen by every student as very important in their school life and the determination and shaping of their future adult life. It is only when we elect people with vision, people who are dedicated to be of selfless service to their nation and people, people who are dynamic, people who are not divisive but are ready to unite everyone under them and treat them with equal respect, people who are not corrupt and do not encourage lawlessness and the practice of selective justice, etc., that a student like any other citizen of a country can have a better life and a better future. This is a fact.

Therefore, every student has a duty to him or herself and to their neighbours and the entire Ghanaian populace to play a positive role in the search for people with integrity to become the leaders of Ghana. How can you, Ghanaian students, participate towards this search?

The students are to start campaigning for a credible Presidential candidate and political party in which case they are Nana Akufo Addo and the NPP. They are the only person and party that can honestly deliver on policies that have the potential to unlock better opportunities for you students to realise your dreams.

Nana Akufo Addo is incorruptible and it takes a person who is clean to be able to lead the nation to greater success. Under his administration, the ongoing “create, loot and share”, the distinctive trait of the NDC which has permitted Alfred Agbesi Woyome alone to dupe Ghana of GHC51.2 million, will surely be the thing of the past. The millions of US dollars and Ghana New Cedis spent on dubious projects like rearing guinea fowls that flew to Burkina Faso to return to Ghana no more, planting of trees in the dry season in the Northern regions only to wither a few days later and Okudzeto Ablakwah’s attempts to support African Motors to swindle Ghana out of GHC1.5 billion will never happen under Nana Akufo Addo’s NPP regime.

The money stolen under such dubious instances cited above and many more I have not mentioned here could be used to better the Ghana education system and to create jobs for you however, President Mahama and his dodgy NDC cronies have cunningly stolen that money. If this is not so, why is he scared to retrieve the money Woyome has stolen from the State?

You could help get rid of the rot from the society to benefit all of us provided you will canvass for Nana Akufo Addo to be elected as the next President of Ghana after the 7 December 2016 election.

Students please think about the following two quotations and see where you stand, where you want to stand, and how you relate to the quotations which are self-explanatory. “Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph”, said Emperor Halle Selassie of Ethiopia. Mark Twain on the other hand said, “In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his course succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot".

Time is not on our side so please act now as procrastination is the thief of time. We have no time to waste!