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Politics of Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Source: Saaqa Algore

Youth leave NDC

A pro National Democratic Congress (NDC) youth group Asalanbora Fan Club has threatened to leave the NDC and to boycott any activity organised by the party following failure of the leadership of the NDC to meet with the group. According to the group even though they founded the fan club in November 2015 the membership has risen from 10 to 50 an indication that they are working to galvanise support for the party in the Tamale South Constituency. A statement signed by its Chairman Haruna Rashid and Secretary Abdul Nasiru Shahid said the group's door to door campaign to get more of the youth in the area to join the group is enough evidence to show the youth in the area have accepted their message of hope for the party but efforts to get audience from both the constituency and the regional leadership to dialogue with them has not only lowered their moral but has also shown that the leadership of the party in the region is not interested in the welfare of the NDC something they see as a recipe for failure of the party to get the necessary votes that is needed to help the party win the 2016 election. The group catalogued massive infrastructure development and enviable leadership qualities, the resolve of Dumsor among others as some of the achievement of president Mahama which shows he deserve another term but added that they believe the leadership of the party in the region is bent on upsetting the great achievement choke by president Mahama by not propagating these great works. The group said with the introduction of the Youth Employment Agency to help address the unemployment challenges facing the youth of the country and the region at large they expected the leadership of the party to use this avenue to recruit youths in the area to join the programme but that has not happened leaving the youth still unemployed. The Asalanbora Fan Club said these couple with other challenges they believe not addressed will have dire consequences on the party in the region and Tamale South in particular. They therefore called on the national leadership of the party to pay attention to these issues emanating from the region especially from the various youth group if the NDC wants to win this year's election.