Politics of Thursday, 22 November 2018
A Presidential aspirant and flagbearer hopeful of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Professor Joshua Alabi continues to receive endorsements from Ghanaian youth leaders, the latest coming from a former President of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), Mr Julian Cobbina.
In a Facebook post to make the declaration, Mr Cobbina, recounted the humble beginnings of the university professor, linked it to the struggles of the first President of Ghana and concluded that the struggles and rise of Professor Alabi is an inspiration to him and should also be to many Ghanaian youth hoping to break the chains of deprivation, neglect, stagnation, abject poverty and squalor.
The 2016/2017 NUGS President, who is popularly known as ASCORBIC joins colleague student leaders who are championing the Presidential ambition of Prof Joshua Alabi, the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA), believing that the economic emancipation that Ghanaians are expecting can best be provided by the Professor.
He mentioned some of the awards received by Prof Alabi as a testament of his sterling record of achievements and called on the youth seeking inspiration for the motherland to join forces with the Professor.
Below is the full text of his statement
Professor Joshua Alabi is such an inspiration; this is a tractor driver and son of a farmer who spent his teenage years working on rice farms.
His father was an illiterate and a mechanic who dedicated his income to get his children educated. His father was not a politician; he was an ordinary citizen breaking his back and working hard to put food on the table for his family. His father believed in the power of education to jump multitudes into very essential roles in our society.
He is now a Professor and a decorated Vice-Chancellor. He has been awarded the marketing man of the year and most influential public sector worker in our country.
Prof Alabi is a reminder, that no matter who you are, and how you look like, and where you were born, and who you were born to, and the circumstances of your growing up, you can pursue your goals.
In 1957, a man emerging from obscurity, our first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, showed us what dedication to conviction could do for our nations and its citizens. Professor Alabi, like Dr. Nkrumah, has no family fame yet he has a dedicated mind and convictions on what this country could achieve for its citizens.
And his running for the President of Ghana must be a source of hope to lots of the Ghanaian people who think that our beloved country has no place for their talents and goals.
I am inspired by his faith in our country and I will express that by voting for him in our party’s presidential primaries.
Support Prof Josh for President.