Details emerging from the border town of Aflao in Volta Region about the so-called demonstration against President John Mahama on July 14, 2015, by a group which claims to have more than 7000 National Democratic Congress (NDC) youth in the region, might end up being a one-man protest by Robert Tetteyfio Adjase, the convener, who hails from Somanya in the Eastern Region.
The Herald is informed that, the so-called group named, “Disappointed Youth of NDC” does not exist, and if at all there is a demonstration, it would be by bussed or chauffeur-driven supporters of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) from Accra and others parts of the country to the Volta Region to disguise themselves as disappointed NDC youth.
It also emerged that, the organizer of the intended protest, Robert Tetteyfio Adjase, is not a known member of the governing NDC in and around Aflao, indeed, he has been seen a couple of times in the company of the NPP National Youth Organizer, Sammy Awuku, making the NDC youth in the town to strongly believe he is an NPP
Meanwhile, The Herald, has infiltrated a social media platform created by Robert Tetteyfio Adjase, titled “Disappointed youth of NDC”, and discovered a host of
notable NPP bigwigs and faces including, Freema Opare, Bill Nana, Captain Koda, among others.
Additional information is that Robert Tetteyfio Adjase, is not from the border town, but relocated there from Somanya some years ago, to live with a relative after his Junior or Secondary school education in the Eastern Region.
Some NDC Regional Executives told The Herald, they don’t know Robert Tetteyfio Adjase, hence doubt his capacity as leader of the group called, “Disappointed Youth of NDC” in the Volta Region.
Egypt Kobla Kudoto, the Volta Regional Youth Organizer, speaking to this paper yesterday, observed that, someone was trying to pull a fast one on the NPP to make some cash by staging a demonstration in the Volta Region.
To him, it appears the NPP, has activated the demonstration mood, by having unknown groups staging demonstration against the NDC and the John Mahama administration in a bid to hoodwink the people to think the regime is unpopular, but this will fail.
He cited how NPP elements, were seen leading the Sodom and Gomorrah residents, whose houses were pulled down following the June 3 Flood disaster in the protest against NDC and President Mahama.
Mr. Kudoto, also cited Wednesday’s demonstration by some old men and women on the streets of Kumasi in the AshantI Region, against what they called harsh economic conditions in Ghana as one of the many crafty or canny means the NPP was trying to use to get the attention of the electorates.
He argued the NPP, should have organized a medical outreach for the ailing aged men and women, instead of pushing them into the hot sun to make government unpopular with a demonstration.
The Volta Regional Youth Organizer, who was full of laughter, told The Herald that the NPP, having failed to make impact with Alliance For Accountable Governance (AFAG) and other pseudo Think-tanks, are now resorting to wearing NDC cloths to fake internal party strife and disenchantment to deceive Ghanaians.
He believes President Mahama, has done well for the Volta Region, and so will massively vote for him to be retained to continue his good works.
He asked people especially, those in the Volta Region to ignore the group as it is not an NDC group, but an NPP enterprise.
The demonstration dubbed: “If the fool becomes wise, then the game is over,” according to them, is meant to be a wakeup call to the President to find lasting solutions to the prevailing economic challenges.
Robert Tetteyfio Adjase, who had described himself as the National Chairman of Disappointed Youth of NDC, told Citi News that, the high unemployment rate in the region, the worsening economic conditions and the incessant power cuts are the reasons for their planned protest.
“You complete university and years after completion, there is no job for you. The unemployment rate in this region is too high, most people in the Volta region cannot even afford a single meal a day and yet the NDC says the region is their “World Bank”, Robert Tetteyfio Adjase angrily said.
He added: “We the youth visited every nook and cranny in the region to canvass for votes for the NDC so that they can steer the affairs of the country. But it is rather unfortunate that they have failed Ghanaians especially the youth in Volta so we will go back to the same people and convince them to vote overwhelmingly for the opposition New Patriotic Party in the 2016 general election.
“The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) the Kufuor government started is near collapse. We thought that the NDC led by President John Mahama, after assuming office would improve on it but what the NDC has rather done is to collapse it,” he said.
Robert Tetteyfio Adjase, also indicated that they would embark on a “mass defection” to the NPP, because the regional executives had turned a deaf ear to their concerns
“We are all moving to the NPP because we believe they are the best party to govern this country.”
But reacting to the issues raised, the Deputy Volta Regional Secretary of the NDC, Mustapha Gbande, questioned the credibility of the group and alleged that the NPP was behind the creation of the Group.
An incensed Mustapha said, the regional executives did not know any group called Disappointed Youth of NDC.
“Our NDC Youth will not categorize themselves as Disappointed Youth of NDC. I am saying that the NPP is behind this wicked and unreasonable demonstration.”
He expressed confidence that the numerous projects undertaken by the Mahama-led administration in the Volta region were more than enough to secure more votes for the party in the 2016 general elections.
“We are focused on our Agenda 2016: which is a million more votes for John Mahama.”
More to come!