The formation of the Tertiary Confederacy of New Patriotic Party about two decades ago was intended to invigorate the grassroots and serve as a platform for grooming future leaders given that the party is a going concern.
It is worthy of note that TESCON since it’s inception has served as a formidable intellectual base for the party, contributing massively to the success of same.
In the 2000 general elections, the likes of Hon. Francis Asenso-Boakye, Hon. Kwaku Kwarteng, Mr. Effah Ameyaw, Mr. Osei Akoto, and several others led the party’s base across various campuses to guarantee the party’s victory. Selflessness, commitment and hard work were at the center of the significant contributions which inured to the party’s benefit.
Additionally, in the 2020 general elections, the roles of Lawyer Henry Nana Boakye, Madam Perpetual Lomokie, Nana Asafo Agyei, David Nkansah Anto, Samuel Annobil Baidoo, George Sarpong, Barrister Danny among others were indispensable to the overwhelming victory of the New Patriotic Party and that of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Ghana’s economy and democracy since the inception of the 4th republic has experienced exponential growth and development whenever the Dankwa-Busia-Dombo tradition is at the helm of affairs.
The 8-year-term for either Government hasn’t done Ghana so much good and needs a second look. The “Break the 8” agenda can only suffice when the spirit of Tesconites of old are reactivated.
There is, therefore, the need for more reliable, politically experienced and ‘committed without inducement’ persons to be elected across all university campuses in the country.
By so doing “Breaking the 8” will not only be a political mantra for Presidential hopefuls, but a political philosophy that has come to stay for the betterment of mother Ghana.
Committed without Inducement!
Written By: Albert Anum (Incoming TESCON UPSA President)