The flag bearer and Chairman of the All People’s Congress(APC), Dr. Hassan Ayariga had a press conference earlier today at the party’s (APC) Head Office in Accra. Below are what he read to the media during the event.
“Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press, this is my second meeting with you – the inky fraternity, ever since I received on behalf of our great Party –the APC, the Final Certificate to operate as a fully fledged Political Party in the Country from the Electoral Commission on the 22nd April 2016. As members of the fourth estate of Government you play a crucial role as a useful vehicle in the dissemination of information from the Government as well as from the Political Parties to the populace. Your presence here is therefore of utmost importance to us in the APC and also to the Nation generally. May I therefore seek your indulgence to cordially welcome you all to this press conference.
The storm is now over and the question on the lips of sceptics as to whether Dr Ayariga could found and lead a Political Party now belong to history. The purpose of this meeting Ladies and Gentlemen, is to appraise our numerous supporters about the way forward for our Party the APC. Dr Nkrumah once said that the Independence of Ghana was meaningless if it was not linked up with the total liberation of Africa. I, Dr Hassan Ayariga say that the granting of a Final Certificate to the APC to operate as a Political Party in Ghana is meaningless if the majority of Ghanaians still continue to live in poverty and squalor.
As a first step therefore, we are seriously building our Party and preparing it in readiness for Congress in all the Constituencies country wide in the immediate future. As I speak now, constituency elections have already kick-started since last Monday 25th April and will end on Saturday the 7th May 2016. Regional Executive Elections would follow immediately from Monday 9th to Saturday 14th May; that will culminate with our National Delegates Congress in Kumasi on Saturday 28th May 2016, where all our National officers including our Presidential Candidate will be elected. All elections will be supervised by Officers of the Electoral Commission. Nominations for Parliamentary Candidates will be open on the 6th June 2016. However, the date for the launch of our Parties Manifesto will be announced in due course.
Ladies and Gentlemen, simultaneously, we will also be embarking on a “Come on Board Tour” in all the ten (10) Regions as follows:
Ashanti 3rd and 4th May
Brong Ahafo 5th and 6th May
Upper West 7th and 8th May
Northern 9th and 10th May
Upper East 11th and 12th May.
There will be a break between Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May to enable me organise the final funeral rites of my late mother.
May her soul rest in perfect peace.
Thereafter, we will continue as follows:
Volta Region 16th May
Eastern 18th May
Central 19th May
Western 20th and 21st May
Now, somebody may ask why the need for a “Come on Board Tour”? As the saying goes seeing is believing. Seeing the APC being led by its young Leader sends a clear message to the youth that can do attitude is real and possible.
Our greatest challenge and goal in the APC is to work for the attainment of the well-being of all Ghanaians irrespective of their social, economic or birth status, by winning or making a serious impact in the upcoming November General elections in 2016. Our message of invitation to join the APC must go out to reach every nook and corner of the Country – hence the Come on Board Tour.
The two dominant Parties seem to have taken the Ghanaian electorate for granted and have relegated pertinent national issues particularly the Economy to the background as they continuously trade political insults at each other on matters that have no relevance to the National Economy. There is much talk about inflation reducing to the single digit and the Government prosecuting a Better Ghana Agenda while the other Party is preaching another Golden Age of business; the first of which died on arrival. The reality on the ground however is that of a never ending or a perennial high unemployment rate which has been with us for decades and sadly superintended by all the past Governments. This sad state of affairs continues to ravage the youth of this country with great despondency. Many businesses have grounded to a halt with even University graduates roaming the streets in search of none existent jobs. Armed robbery involving the youth is now on the ascendancy; all a direct consequence of a bad economic system.
Moral and religious corruption in our social fabric, political intrigues, economic injustice and personal vices have all become the order of the day as we try to outwit and outdo each other in dubious schemes which we label as business transactions in order to survive. An APC Government through our All inclusive Governance concept would bring back sanity into the society.
An APC Government with our down to earth Liberal socialist policies would re-engineer and overhaul our stagnant economic system that would bring all the euphoric lovers of our dear Country back home and on board; for us to revamp our economy and March forward to the Promised Land of economic prosperity. Ghanaians would truly capture the commanding heights of the economy under an APC All inclusive government structure.
Let me once again assure you that I, Dr Hassan Ayariga with my selfless and committed men and women in the APC, are here today to offer the good people of Ghana the sacrifice of a great and dedicated service unprecedented in Ghana’s history.
We therefore call upon the youth not to lose hope with this God given opportunity to contribute to the success of the APC. With the All inclusive Governance Concept, the APC stands to turn Ghana wholesomely round. We are therefore calling upon the youth and the good people of Ghana including those with progressive ideas, this is your Party. Come on Board.
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press, I thank you for coming and urge you to continue to let the truth guide you in your daily reportage. There is no where cool on this planet Earth. Even though the economy is so badly mismanaged, there is still hope with the APC around. Desist from creating the impression that Hell is let loose in Ghana.”
God bless our Homeland Ghana
God bless APC
APC-NKABOMU NE BIAKOYE
APC-POWER TO THE PEOPLE
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