2024 election is not about two northerners – George Sarpong



The Executive Secretary of the National Media Commission (NMC), Lawyer George Sarpong is advising the Ghanaian youth to reject a disturbing idea in the media that the next general election is a contest between two “northerners”.
He has alsoncautioned the youth not to lock “yourselves in the empty feel as if the contest is all about a northern thing and so all of them are the same”.
He said the media appears to be defining the next course of the 2024 elections with a certain conception of the two flagbearers of their respective political parties coming from the north and advised the media to stop the “northernization” of the public discourse and “focus on the issue of which of the candidates’ vision would drive this nation”
Addressing students of Effiduase Senior High Commercial School during a durbar of EFFISCO@80 at Effiduase in the Ashanti region last Saturday, Lawyer Sarpong emphasized that it “does not matter that Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is a Mamprusi from Walewale in the North East region and Former President John Mahama is a Gonja from Bole in the Savannah region”.
The Executive Secretary who is also an alumni of Effisco and the Guest Speaker lamented that there are many tribes in the north and therefore labelling all these diverse cultures as “northerners” can deny “them social equity and limit their opportunity for accessing public office” which can impede their visions and undermine social progress.
Lawyer Sarpong said as we go into the 2024 elections, he would encourage all the young people to look out for leaders who embody the EFFISCO spirit of Vision, Resilience and Excellence.
He paid glowing tribute to the late Mr. E. R. Addow, who founded EFFISCO and originally named it Modern School of Commerce (MODESCO) through whose vision the school has become what it is today.
Alhaji Ishaq Kyei Brobbey, Board Chairmen of the school noted that the 2022 WASSCE results of the school reaffirm its vision as a center of excellence and said its alumni are involved in different sectors of the economy and contributing their quota to the local, national and the global economy.
Nana Adu Ameyaw II, Effiduasehene, in a message observed that teaching has become far more complex than before and yet the core of education remains the same and admonished teachers to “continue to uphold for learner diversity, developing students’ potential, inculcating positive values in them and providing them guidance in life planning. END


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