The Cape Coast Polytechnic branch of the Tertiary Education Students Confederacy (TESCON) of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has appealed to the party’s delegates not to allow their personal interest and the influence of money to affect the election of the NPP’s presidential candidate tomorrow.
It stressed the need for the party to elect a marketable presidential candidate based on national allegiance and patriotism.
'Any of you, by aiding evil and doom of the party in diabolical pursuit of money must also note that any aspirant who gives you money for your vote equally ends his contract with you because you have been rewarded selfishly for your services,' it added.
Addressing a news conference here yesterday, Stephen Luke Dapaah, president of the association, stated that the party’s foot-soldiers are weighing the aspirants for the most marketable candidate with a true understanding of party structure as well as the commitment of the government.
He appealed to the one that would be selected as flag bearer to unify the party and also build a strong and formidable party to win the 2008 elections and beyond.
He expressed TESCON appreciation to the aspirants for their in-depth understanding of the core values of the NPP by embarking on a peaceful campaign which he noted had strengthened the party.
Mr. Dapaah further commended the NPP vetting committee for their due diligence, care, peaceful as well as the highly acceptable process it carried out to screen the aspirants.
'They have indeed shown a high sense of competence, maturity, openness and purposefulness, which certainly raise the bar for African democratic politics,' he added.
He paid tribute to Dr. J.B. Danquah, K.A. Busia and others for their role in the entrenchment of democracy in the country.
He, therefore, stressed the need for the party not to let the people of Ghana down but strive to promote the concept of rule of law and good governance at all times.
The association later donated drugs worth ¢60 million to the Cape Coast District Hospital and another ¢40 million worth of drugs to the clinic of the Polytechnic.