2020 Elections: Reject A Prez Who Wants You To Be ‘Okada’ Rider For Life - Sammi Awuku To Ghanaians

Sammi Awuku, the National Organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has charged the youth to reject NDC’s flagbearer, John Mahama for championing the legalization of Okada instead of quality education.

According to him, Mahama can't prove to be a leader of this country without a good education.

Do not vote for a president who wants the youth to be Okada riders for life.”

He further stated that it will be suicidal for Ghanaians to be swayed by the former President’s ''heaven on earth'' promises ahead of the general elections.

Speaking at the campaign launch of the NPP at the New Juaben South Constituency, Sammi Awuku said John Mahama is only showing signs of frustration.

The NDC is not even able to organize people from their boat to show a greater interest in what they are doing. Even the former President feels that there are a lot of things going wrong in the boat that Mr. Mahama is paddling. But we are determined and we have brought everybody on board and the party is solid and united.”

Nobody can be an Okada rider till 50 years or 55 years and the teeming youth need sustainable jobs and that is what President Akufo-Addo is providing. Mr. Mahama made Okada business illegal but the NPP in 2016 brought its own set of programs including the industrialization of Ghana, and other sustainable forms of livelihoods. So I was looking forward to a debate on the alternative to the NPP, that is the NDC coming up with a set of programs and policies that will give me and the rest of the youth hope, not a President telling me that ‘vote for me and when I come, I want you to be an Okada driver for life.”

The NPP’s Parliamentary Candidate for New Juaben South, on his part, Michael Okyere Baafi also touted the works of the Akufo-Addo government in his constituency.

We have an eleven point developmental agenda in 4-years and one of them is jobs. I see developing my area as an obligation and that is why I started this long ago. The mission is on and we are going to create opportunities for people. So that those in the public sector who have not seen improvement in their corporate lives will see it”, he said.