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11 February 2013 | Press Statement



Members of the Press here in gathered, Lecturers, fellow Ghanaians, Ladies and Gentlemen, Youth For Mahama- Ashanti has taken reminiscence of the dead- end actions of the Nana Akufo Addo and the NPP after the 7th December, 2012 General Election and wants to use this media to set the record straight that, Ghana does not belong to Nana Akufo Addo, Dr. Mawumadu Bawumia, Jake Otanga Obetsebi Lamptey, Kojo Owusu Afriyie (Sir John) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP). These ill-mannered and ill-advised acts must not be accepted in any way.

In as much, we reckon that, Nana Akufo Addo and the NPP has the right to either accept or not to accept the outcome of 7th December, 2012 General Election, the legitimacy of the president does not lie in their hands. Once the Electoral Commission (the only mandated body to declare outcome of elections in this country) declared H.E John Dramani Mahama as One- Touch winner of the election and subsequently sworn in by the Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana, the legitimacy of H.E John Dramani Mahama can never be questioned. Thus all desperate acts of violent being exhibited by Nana Addo and his NPP supporters can never and must not be justified in any way or the other. Hence must be vehemently condemned and eschewed by all standards.

In as much as Nana Akufo Addo, Jake Obetsebi Lamptey and the NPP are recalcitrant and incorrigible violent and anti -peace champions, Youth For Mahama- Ashanti can assure them that if the violent and catch-as-catch- can drum they are beating are geared towards seeing the social fabric of Ghana tearing apart, then they are in a joke paradise as God will not let the drum sound but posterity will certainly judge them.

If Nana Akufo Addo and the NPP believes in using 'all die be die'' to express their concerns and grievances (if there is any genuine one) then we must tell them that ''Ghana will not die but Ghana will live to declare the Glory of her Creator ''. Ghana will continue towing the path of peace, freedom unity and tranquillity that the late H.E John Evans Atta Mahama bequeathed her.

The violent demonstrations by the NPP in both Accra and Kumasi which were characterised by attack on Journalists from targeted media houses like Joy FM, Tv3 and Metro TV, attack on people purported to have supported or voted for H.E John Dramani Mahama, discrimination against people of Northern and Volta descent in the Ashanti Region and other NPP dominated areas, kidnapping attempt on H.E John Agyekum Kuffour by the Young Patriot of the NPP, boycott of the Inaugural Ceremony of H.E John Dramani Mahama , attack on Dr Charles Wireku Brobbey (a founding-father of the NPP) by Alliance For Accountable Governance and the Young Patriot, all of the NPP , attack on the Tain Constituency Youth Organiser of the NPP by supporters of Nana Addo, attack on Judges of the Supreme Court by NPP lawyers and other litany of barbaric acts are regrettable and must seize. These violent and inhumane acts are all calculated and mathematically rehearsed plan by Nana Akufo Addo, his cronies and the NPP not only to destabilise this country but also to soil, discredit and illegitimate the office of H.E John Dramani Mahama and bring the hard won image and integrity of the humble president for public ridicule and it is time to tell them enough is enough.

To the group calling itself ''LET MY VOTE STAND'', we would advise them to dread cautiously other wise the law will catch up with them.

Fellow Ghanaians, Youth For Mahama-Ashanti had observed that, the acts of violent the NPP and their supporters are displaying is not uncharacteristic of Nana Akufo Addo, NPP and the Danquah-Busia Tradition. This Tradition is well infamously noted of accepting election results if and only if they are declared winners. As evidence, the only election results accepted by Danquah-Busia were 1969, 2000 and, 2004 elections. In all these elections, they were declared winners. They however failed to accept the outcome of the 1951, 1957, 1979, 1992, 1996, 2008, and 2012 General Election even though there was hard-core evidence of their defeat.

Even the 1969 election which saw the unexpected election of H.E. Edward Akufo Addo- the father of Nana Akufo Addo was also without a doubt ''a Stolen Verdict'' . That was why the Prime Minister Dr Kofi Abrefa Busia and the President H.E Edward Akufo Addo were sworn -in on different occasions and days which contradicts the provisions of the 1969 Republican Constitution of Ghana.

Youth For Mahama-Ashanti is of the view that instead of blaming H.E John Dramani Mahama, Electoral Commission and the NDC for his defeat in the just end 2012 Election, Nana Akufo Addo must rather direct his qualms toward himself, Jake Otanka Obetsebi Lamptey, Sammy Awuku, Lawyer Owusu Afriyie, Hon. Ursula Owusu, Anthony Karbo and others for their various tribal, ethnic, violent, divisive and dead-end comments and actions.

We the Youths of Ghana will not sit down aloof and allow Nana Akufo Addo the NPP use their chagrin to block the forward match of Ghana. Ghana has come a long way and will never go back.The dreams for Ghana by God and Dr. Kwame Nkrumah will surely come to reality and nothing will disrupt these dreams.

Youth For Mahama- Ashanti will like to console and advise Nana Akufo Addo and the NPP not to moan and sulk all day for their defeat but take it as a minor setback that should oil the wheels of their ambitions and stand firm to come back and campaign 2016 even though they will surely loose.

H.E John Dramani Mahama is determined than ever to continue the sound economic, political, social, cultural foundation successive governments had laid down for this country and nothing can make him depart from this core mandate. Youth For Mahama will like to assure Nana Akufo Addo and the NPP that all their cacophonic noises can never make the Ahombrase hene- H.E John Dramani Mahama disappoints the good and discerning people of Ghana.

H.E John Dramani Mahama's government within the next four years shall surely fulfilled hers campaign promise of building 200 Senior High School, 1 Public University in the Eastern Region, Koforidua, build 10 training colleges, one international airport, establish Youth Entrepreneurial Centre which will take charge of the Youth Development fund promised to be set up. These and many other things are the preoccupation of H.E John Dramani Mahama and the Better Ghana Team and no amount of violent demonstrations, boycotts or court actions, kidnappings can deter them. H.E John Dramani Mahama shall advance and consolidate the Better Ghana Agenda for Ghanaians and generations yet unborn.

Nana Akufo Addo must either choose to go into political oblivion as a noble and respectable state man or as violent and nation- wrecking man who will be treated like a toilet paper. The choice is his and surely posterity is watching and will surely judge.




quot-img-1If you are always stagnant in life, the reason may be you are not applying wisdom and knowledge; or, you are disobedient to the voice of conscience.

By: DR AGYEI TAKYI quot-img-1