Deputy National Youth Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Eric Edem Agbana, has called on the members of the party to gear up and canvass for votes as the 2020 general elections approaches.
According to him, winning the December elections won't come by chance and urge the youth to prepare adequately for the tedious task of winning the 2020 elections.
Speaking to a charged crowd at Achimota after the Okaikoi North constituency Health Walk over the weekend, the vociferous youth leader seizes the opportunity to urge youths across the country to align themselves with the NDC.
He said, the policies in the 'Peoples Manifesto' largely targets development of the youths; the 1million job creation, 50% payment of all 2020/2021 academic year tertiary students, prioritizing Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) by introducing free apprenticeship and the legalization of Okada operations.
Also, the NDC will cut taxes for small and medium scale businesses, the introduction of free primary healthcare, cancellation of licensure examination for teacher trainees and the restoration of teacher and nursing allowance.
However, the benefits of these policies he said will not materialize if the ballot box is not protected.
“Power won’t come chasing us, we must fight for it, we need to unite and fight together for the victory that we want,” he said.
Agbana added that the NPP will attempt employing foul means to intimidate voters but they in the NDC are prepared to face them.
He also alleged that the Jean Mensa led Electoral Commission has a very elaborate plan to rig the general elections but he is confident the NDC youth will vote and protect their votes.
The youth leader therefore urged the Ghanaian youth to be awakened to the realities of the current political climate, and demonstrate readiness to protect Ghana’s interest during the polls.
The Okaikoi North Constituency is said to be a hotspot of elections because many political watchers have described the NDC’s Parliamentary Candidate, Theresa Awuni as a force to reckon with in the contest.
The constituency as part of its activities, embarked on the walk to build the momentum of the party’s base in the constituency. About 3000 people, mostly youth and women walked for hours chanting and cheering their parliamentary candidate on.