The University of Education, Kumasi Campus Branch of the Tertiary Students Confederacy (TESCON) of the New Patriotic Party, has declared support for Mr George Ayisi-Boateng in his bid to contest the Subin parliamentary seat on the ticket of the party.
Mr Ayisi-Boateng is contesting the Subin primary with Mr Isaac Osei, Chief Executive of Cocobod, who has also declared his intention to contest the Subin seat on the ticket of the NPP.
According to the students, they received the news with much joy, since they believed Mr Ayisi-Boateng's performance in the NPP over the years had been splendid.He is a founding member of the party.
They, consequently, called on delegates in the Subin Constituency to give him the nod in the upcoming primary to select a candidate.
The President of the Kumasi Campus TESCON Branch, Mr Frank Amoako, headed a delegation of 20 members to pay a courtesy call on Mr Ayisi-Boateng and to wish him well last Saturday.
He said the entire membership of TESCON on the Kumasi Campus was unanimous in its support for Mr Ayisi-Boateng in his bid to become the Member of Parliament (MP) for Subin.
The TESCON students described Mr Ayisi-Boateng as someone who understood the challenges and problems facing his people and also had drive and vision.
They said he was a marketable personality, active and loyal to the party and was focused.
It is their contention that with the exit of the incumbent MP, Mr S.K. Boafo, from the race, it was prudent that the delegates gave Mr Ayisi-Boateng the nod for him to continue from where the incumbent left off.
“This is the time to make amends but many are those who are still in the political boondocks. Our humble appeal to the Subin delegates is that Mr Ayisi-Boateng should be rewarded for his loyalty, commitment and dedication to the party to enable him to defend the good policies of the government,” they stated.
Responding, Mr Ayisi-Boateng expressed appreciation to the students for the support and the confidence reposed in him.
He said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was currently trying to pollute Ghanaians for them not to have confidence in the Electoral Commission, hence the noise about the bloated register and therefore, the NDC needed someone like him to face the party boot for boot.
He said the NPP's future in its strongholds was gradually dwindling, adding that it needed people like him to help re-invigorate the falling hopes.
“I cannot sit down and allow the party's future to dwindle. I have lived at Subin since 1976 when I first came to Kumasi. My business and everything are in Subin. My vision is to salvage the image and fortunes of the party,” he said.
Story by Enoch Darfah Frimpong