Prof. Christopher Ameyaw-Akumfi, a would-be contender in the NPP national chairmanship race, has entreated members of the Tertiary Students Confederacy (TESCON) of the NPP in the Western Region to come together with the old to execute the party’s ‘2024 agenda for victory’.
He particularly wants them to learn from the experiences of the elderly and the party’s leadership to utilise their abundant energy to propel the party to victory.
The NPP national chairman hopeful made the call over the weekend during the handing over ceremony of the Asankragua Nursing & Midwifery Training College branch of TESCON in the Western Region.
According to him, it is important for the youth to stay united with the old and learn from them to enable the party consolidate the gains it made into the next elections and beyond.
“As a matter of urgency, I urge you to come together and learn from the elderly to execute the 2024 agenda for victory. It is crucial that, as youth, you learn from experiences of the elderly and the leadership to provide resources to utilise the abundant energy to propel the party to victory,” he said.
He indicated that honouring invitations from TESCON, particularly, was borne out of his passion to share experiences with the youth for the sake of the party’s progress as well as prepare them since they hold the key to the party’s future.
“I honour TESCON invitations not because of a vote I will get from your president, but I consider you as the future leaders of the party. It is therefore important to get closer to you and share some experiences with you for the sake of the party’s progress,” he added.
He emphasised the need for unity within the party as it is reorganising its structures with various levels of elections going on.
“It is extremely important we reconcile and embrace unity within the party after the elections. Discipline within the party should be our watch word. All members should do all they can to appeal to feuding parties to reconcile. As an example of a youth group that has consistently demonstrated commitment to the party, members should educate youth in the party to emulate them,” he urged.
He observed that there is future for members of TESCON in the party, and encouraged them to be active in the scheme of things like other TESCON members in the past who are currently occupying national and ministerial positions.
Prof. Ameyaw-Akumfi also admonished them to join the party’s communication teams to propagate government policies and programmes to Ghanaians to dispel the propaganda of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The event, which was held at the assembly hall of the Asankragua Nursing and Midwifery Training College, was attended by constituency executives and other party stalwarts.