Don’t base your votes on promises – Nduom urges Ghanaian youth.
Faustina Agbeli (GhanaClass.com)
Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, the 2012 flag bearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), has urged the youth of Ghana not to cast their ballots based on promises when they head to the polls come November 7.
According to Dr. Nduom, the youth should vote for someone who has a proven track record of creating jobs for them.
Speaking at the 53rd Student Representative Council (SRC) Seminar of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), on the theme: “2016 & Beyond – Educating and Ensuring a Peaceful Election in Ghana; the Role of the Youth,” Dr. Nduom who doubles as the President of Group Nduom, a home-grown multinational company with over 50 businesses across the country, lamented the high rate of unemployment in the country and reiterated the need for the youth to vote for their future.
“The election of Members of Parliament and a President is not an event. It is also not a one day process. It is a four-year process with consequences for all of the people,” he indicated.
He emphasized the need for the youth to think carefully about their future during the election as whoever they vote for will either “give them the jobs they are yearning for or bring them unemployment.”
Elaborating further, Dr. Nduom specified that the 2016 elections should be based on policies and not promises.
“…so the 2016 election is not a match between Hearts and Kotoko or Ashgold and RTU or Mysterious Dwarfs and Elmina Sharks. You cannot vote then go home and try to forget it. When someone becomes your MP or President, they are there for four years. Unless something really, really bad and disastrous happens, those elected will be there good times or bad times,” he added.
In his final submission, he reminded Ghanaians especially the youth that they get what they vote for, therefore; they should take charge of their destiny and vote wisely and enormously for the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) come November 7 in order to experience the good times.
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