Kokofu Calls For Renewal Of Loyalty Of NPP Support Base
From Issah Alhassan, Kumasi
REGIONAL AND Constituency youth organizers of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) have been advised to work hard towards renewing the spirit of the support base of the party, as Ghana awaits the Supreme Court verdict on the petition filed by the NPP.
The Member of Parliament for Bantama, Hon. Henry Kwabena Kokofu, who made the call, said it was the duty of youth organizers to tackle the despondency and apathy that is creeping into the party as a result of the outcome of the December 2012 elections in order to sustain the spirit of the party.
Hon. Kokofu, who was addressing a Strategic Meeting organized at the behest of the Ashanti Regional Youth Working Committee of the NPP, headed by Gideon Boako, noted that “this is not the time for you to relax or rest on our oars, it is the time your services are needed most and so you need to go out there and encourage our numerous supporters not to be downhearted at all.”
Expressing optimism about the party’s chances of winning the petition and getting Nana Addo declared as the winner of last year’s polls, the MP for the Bantama constituency said the party would require the support of the youth in the struggle for justice, stressing that this can only be achieved if both the regional and constituency youth organizers continue to work hard in their various constituencies.
He emphasized that the action by Nana Akufo Addo, Dr. Bawumia and the entire leadership of the NPP to challenge the verdict in court is not motivated by their selfish or individual quest for power but rather the future prospects of the youth of this country whose rights and ambitions are being trampled upon.
Hon. Kokofu noted that Nana Akufo Addo is not desperate for president, adding “as a crusader of justice and fundamental human right, Nana Addo’s aim is to ensure fairness and transparency for every Ghanaian.”
“This struggle is not about Nana Addo wanting to be President; it’s about establishing the truth and restoring the integrity of Ghana’s democratic process,” he emphasized.
Hon. Kokofu therefore urged the youth organizers to abreast themselves with the ongoing legal tussle in order for them to explain to supporters who are demoralized by the unfortunate outcome of the elections.
“You need to go out there and speak to them; the people need to hear from you, we must counter the lies and propaganda of the ruling NDC,” he stated.
The Ashanti Regional Youth Organizer of the party, Gideon Boako, on his part, said the meeting was to encourage members to work hard as heads of the youth wing.
He said it was also to enable members correct misconceptions being spread by the ruling NDC concerning the petition filed by the party.
Pix: Hon. Henry Kwabena Kokofu
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