The General Secretary of the student’s wing of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) at the University of Professional Studies, Accra has expressed his optimism about the party’s future.
Gyau Baffour Memphis said the NPP can break the eight-year-jinx by going beyond the two-terms through effective mobilisation and empowerment of the grassroots.
There is also the need to strengthen the structures and base of the party’s Tertiary Students Confederacy (TESCON), especially the branch on the UPSA campus, he noted.
Mr Baffour Memphis, a level 300 Bachelor of Laws student, disclosed this in a statement copied UPSANEWSROOM.com Thursday.
There have been many predictions about the future of Ghana’s politics, with some claiming the NPP will rule the country for the next 40 years.
General Secretary of NPP, John Boadu has vowed to maintain the party in power for the next 40 years and beyond so long as he remains the scribe.
“We are not looking at eight years, we are not looking at 16 years, we are looking beyond 40 years, we want the NPP to stay in power for 40 years in order to implement good policies for Ghanaians,” he told the media in 2018.
Although he shares in the position of Mr Boadu, the TESCON-UPSA General Secretary wants the party to prioritise and empower the party’s structures in the lead up to the 2020 General Elections.
As a TESCON-UPSA presidential hopeful for 2020/2021, Mr Baffour Memphis said he will do his part by making sure that members of the student wing on campus are well empowered, catered for and attended to by the party.
“[I am committed to] seeking the proper welfare of TESCON-UPSA members whilst in school and after school,” he said.