The New Patriotic Party NPP is busing about 3,000 students from the University of Ghana, Legon, to various constituencies across the country to cast their ballots in the presidential and parliamentary elections tomorrow December 7.
Many enthusiastic students are are said to be yearning for change at this year’s polls but could not transfer their votes to Legon, massed up at the basketball court of the University as early as 2 am eager to travel to their constituencies to vote.
Speaking to Citi News’ Kaleb Kudah, NPP’s youth organizer Sammi Awuku accused the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) of hijacking state buses to sabotage the main opposition party.
However, Mr. Awuku was optimistic the massive numbers willing to travel home to vote for the NPP showed whirlwind of change was blowing.
“There are thousands and thousands of students are are determined to travel to the farthest parts of our country just to cast their ballots and be part of history and for us, we have no choice but to see how we can also support them in this voyage and also to more or less support them in getting buses for themselves to go cast the ballot for change,” Mr. Awuku said.
The NPP national youth organiser accused the Electoral Commission (EC) of intransigence because it failed to organize an effective voter transfer exercise for students during the voter transfer period.
Meanwhile, some disgruntled NDC supporters have threatened to vote against the governing party for failing to organize buses for them as promised.
“For NDC boys, most of them are going to Takoradi and other places but their buses are not yet in so they are joining the NPP buses and since they are joining the NPP, one or two people may decide to vote for them (NPP).
“If some decided at the last minute that my party is even promising me a bus and could not take me to where I’m going to vote for them and another party is promising me a bus that is taking me there, I could possibly vote for this party because I could hear them (NDC supporters) say that if their party is not able to organise buses and send them there, why should they vote for the party anyway,” a student who gave his name as Alfred stated
Source: Awudu Mahama/ghelections.com