The 2012 flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has urged the youth to think carefully about their future when they head for the polls come November 7, 2016, to cast their votes.
According to Dr. Nduom, whoever they vote for will either give them the jobs that they desire or bring unemployment to them.
He was speaking at the 53rd Student Representative Council (SRC) Seminar of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), on the theme: “2016 & Beyond – Educating and Ensuring a Peaceful Election in Ghana; the Role of the Youth.”
“The election of Members of Parliament and a President is not an event. It is also not a one day process. It is a four-year process with consequences for all of the people,” he noted.
Dr. Nduom, who is also the President of Groupe Nduom, an indigenous multinational company with over 50 businesses, bemoaned the high unemployment rate in Ghana and advised the youth not to vote for a promise, but for someone who has a proven track record of creating jobs for them.
“So the 2016 election is not a match between Hearts and Kotoko or Ashgold and RTU or Mysterious Dwarfs and Elmina Sharks. You cannot vote then go home and try to forget it. When someone becomes your MP or President, they are there for four years. Unless something really, really bad and disastrous happens, those elected will be there good times or bad times,” he reiterated.
He advised the youth to take charge of their destiny by voting massively for the Progressive People’s Party if they want to experience the ‘good times.’
“That is why I remind Ghanaians always that you get what you vote for,” he noted.