Politics of Thursday, 2 November 2017
The Executive Director of the Danquah Institute, Dr. Kingsley Nyarko has added his voice to that of many condemning acts of violence by some NPP vigilante groups in parts of the country. He said it is wrong for any group of persons to address their concerns through violence, vandalism, and other forms of illegalities.
Dr. Nyarko noted that such acts were contrary to the ideology, values and principles of the NPP since they have the tendency of tarnishing the image of the party, the President, and the country, as well as make the attainment of power or holding onto power difficult. He advised such groups to always consider using the party structures in accordance with the party’s constitution in addressing their concerns.
According to him, violence is not part of the tradition, it is alien to it.
He argued, “In 1992, when we felt cheated in the presidential ballot, we didn’t fight, but wrote the stolen verdict; likewise when we were not satisfied with the outcome of the 2012 elections, we headed to the courts… our leaders have always held unto the rule of law and respect for the dignity of man. We don’t build societies on violence, but virtues, tenacity of purpose and hard work”.
Dr. Kingsley Nyarko was speaking at the first semester’s first General Meeting and Freshers’ Orientation of the Tertiary Students Confederacy of the New Patriotic Party (TESCON) branch of the University College of Management Studies (UCOMS) on Saturday 28th October 2017.
He noted that the contribution of TESCON since its inauguration at KNUST in January 2000 has been very outstanding towards the growth and sustainability of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) under the Fourth Republic. He indicated that the resounding victory chalked by the President at the last polls was largely due to the youth, particularly members of TESCON–both past and present.
Dr. Kingsley Nyarko advised the members to work hard and continue to sacrifice for the Party because just as majority of the former TESCON members like Sammy Awuku, Isaac Asiamah, Francis Asenso Boakye, Emmanual Attafuah Danso and many others have been duly rewarded for their hard work and service, in the not too distant future, they will also be rewarded.
The Danquah Institute boss praised Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his leadership style and was of a strong conviction that due to the way he has been working, the nation’s anticipated socioeconomic transformation will happen very soon.
He also expressed his great admiration for the High Commissioner to South Africa, H.E Ayisi Boateng who was the Guest of Honour at the program, for his immense contribution towards the growth of the Party in the Region since its formation, and the huge role he played in the massive victory of the party in the last general elections.
He went on to say Ayisi Boateng is someone he has been looking up to for a very long time and that he is one of the greatest assets of the party in the region and country that we cannot afford to lose.
Ayisi Boateng popularly referred to as “Onipa Nua” also thanked the Dr Nyarko for his commitment and dedication to the course of the Party, and the country and his propagation of the core values of the party. He further advised him to never deviate from them.
He also advised the TESCON members to work hard and serve the Party diligently because the Party is the only hope for them, their family, friends and Ghana as whole, but also admonished them never to attempt forming or joining any group with the aim of mobilizing former TESCON members after their completion of school, since it would run parallel to NPP’s Constitution.
He added that they should rather join the mainstream party and partake in its activities in their respective constituencies and regions.
He also advised them to join the Civil Service anytime there is an employment avenue in that sector since there are career pathways there.