‘LEGON STUDENTS DRIVE PARTY VEHICLES’
A Political Science Lecturer at the University of Ghana, Dr. Bossman Eric Asare has hinted that some students of the University of Ghana used vehicles provided by certain political parties during the elections.
According to Dr. Asare, some of the students which drove in political party branded vehicles told him the cars would be theirs if the party wins the elections.
“My students such as one who talked to me said they him/her to use the vehicle and that would be mine if the party wins the elections…,” Dr. Bossman said.
The Political Science lecturer who was speaking at a lecture to commemorate the first anniversary of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) said ‘that was also a bane to political parties not doing well in Ghana’s politics.’
The political lecturer and analyst, holds a Doctorate in Philosophy in Political Science (Comparative Public Policy, International Relations and Public Policy), from the West Virginia University, a Certificate in Entrepreneurship, West Liberty State College, Master of Arts in International Affairs, Ohio University and the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Ghana.
Themed ‘the relevance of a centre-party: Challenges and Strategies for Future successes’ the lecture aimed at discussing at length the contribution of centre parties to a country’s development.
Dr. Bossman who took participants through a brief assessment of the topic also discussed with the PPP certain measures which he believes could inure to the party’s benefit when exploited.
Such measures, he indicated included the registering of new voters and getting people to understand the main arguments and policies of the party.
“Judging from what I saw during the December 2012 polls, I think the PPP can firewall certain regions which can work in their favour…however, these must be done carefully so as not to lose grasp of other regions….”
Dr. Bossman-Asare pointed out such regions can be the Western and Central Regions.
He was also hopeful that the party would do well in the near future if it organizes itself very well.
For Dr Bossman, certain political elements including party aspirants of certain parties belonged to the Presidential Debate organized by the Ghana Television other than the one organized by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA).
Chairman of the PPP, Nii-Allotey Brew-Hammond welcoming the guest to the occasion urged them not to see the PPP as a failure but one that has achieved a lot especially in the 2012 polls.
Such achievements, he said included the party gaining recognition as a perfect alternative to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
He said the party was still committed to its principles of providing jobs, ensuring free, continuous and compulsory education.