Stop Dumelo-Sammy Awuku lashes out at GES

john-dumeloThe National Youth Organizer for the New Patriotic Party,(NPP) Sammy Awuku has urged the Ghana Education Service, (GES) to immediately halt the political activities of John Dumelo, a movie star on the campuses of some Senior High Schools.

The effervescent organizer passionately insists  the latter is in breach of regulation governing Senior Secondary Schools.

The actor, the youth organizer said had been engaging in some talk-shows in selected senior high schools under the guise of a peace ambassador but was clandestinely campaigning for the president.

This latest move by the actor, adds to his visible involvement in the activities of the ruling party as some members of the public late last month spotted him placing billboards and banners at vantage points in the Kumasi Metropolis.

Mr Dumelo, according to the NPP youth organizer has now stepped up his game and is now using second cycle schools to woo students into voting for the NDC flag-bearer, an action he decried as shameful and irresponsible.

Mr Awuku claimed the actor is currently using the recently launched Green-Book by the NDC as testament to campaign for John Mahama.

Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper, Mr Awuku disclosed the GES rules prohibits the conduct of any political activity in Senior High Schools.

He stressed the GES has banned both political activism and campaigning from the campuses of Senior High Schools in the country.

A visibly worried Awuku, wondered why the Ghanaian actor had been given access to some known Senior High Schools where he has spoken to the students under the guise of ‘a peace ambassador’ for the 2016 polls.

The youth organizer has therefore challenged the GES  to either open the floodgates for all other parties to join in the campaign in SHS campuses or reinforce its ban to put the matter to rest.

According to him, it was unfair to overlook the ban on political activities in SHS and allow the movie star who he alleged is backed by the presidency to abuse the system.

He noted the worrying trend of abuse by the incumbent party, cautioning it could have a dire consequence for the country if it remains unchecked.

Mr Awuku stressed the involvement of civil society as well as religious bodies to ensure all parties play to the rules of the game.

He posited many African countries had suffered civil unrests and upheavals when successive governments tried shortchanging the people through these sort of abuse.

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