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Bawumia unlawfully bused students to his youth connect to cover his sinking popularity — Ashanti region NDC

NDC Bawumia unlawfully bused students to his youth connect to cover his sinking popularity — Ashanti region NDC
FRI, 14 JUN 2024 LISTEN

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region has alleged unlawful conduct by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia after senior high school (SHS) students were bused to his Youth Connect program.

In a press conference on Thursday, June 14, the Deputy Regional Secretary of the NDC in Ashanti, Baah Akyemfuor said, the opposition party will petition the Ghana Education Service and Parliamentary Education Committee seeking answers from headmasters over the alleged release of the students.

“On Monday we are petitioning GES and the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education to question all teachers who gathered the students for the rallies,” he said.

He added "Dr Bawumia has done an unlawful thing, we all need to look into this and address it to avoid recurrence."

According to the NDC, various SHSs released students from classes to attend Dr Bawumia's program at Jubilee Park in Kumasi last Tuesday even though school was ongoing.

NDC Regional Chairman Augustus Nana Akwasi also described it as "worrying" and not in the interest of the students' education.

He said it was merely done to "create a crowd effect to shore up Dr. Bawumia’s sinking popularity."

The party has raised concerns over partisan politics being brought into schools, saying some of the students are minors.

They are accusing the Education Minister Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum of exposing the students to "a dangerous political adventure."

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