The Global Youth Network Foundation (GYNF), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has expressed worry about student leadership involvement in politics.
“The country is on the verge of getting drawn into trouble waters as there are indications that student politics and frontline Administration is being divided into two factions”.
This was contained in a statement signed by Mr Jawal Bisunna Titus, Chief Executive Officer of GYNF, and copied to the GNA in Koforidua.
The statement noted that the youth in Ghana’s tertiary institutions of late had developed appetite for national politics and had forgotten the dangers involved in politicization of national offices of tertiary institutions.
It said the activities of Ghanaian youths and their supporting political agents had created the conditions for trading of insults, disrespect and social harmony in Ghana and if care was not taken that behaviour could badly affect the 2012 General elections.
“This is because last year, student national frontline, National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) leadership, was a challenge to the country and the students finally went to the Law Court to seek redress to the surprise and shame of youth in Ghana”.
It said this year again, NUGS again held two separate congresses and one side elected Mr Ayarga Osman, as its President, while the other side also elected Peter Kodjei, as its President.
The statement said that act seriously undermined the integrity and academic moral of the youths of Ghana and it pleaded with the youth to rise up and condemn those, selfish interest behaviour of the NUGS national officials.
It questioned why students who were supposed to be the pedicle of peace rather became interested in helping “greedy” politicians to achieve their diabolic aims through the youth leadership.
“Having blamed the youth for their unwarranted behaviour, I am sorry to say that some leadership of the country are hiding somewhere and inciting these youth to do what is not logical in national perspectives”.
It noted that such greedy and unpatriotic leaders were causing harm to the nation and should bow down their heads in shame and stop destroying the country.
“Why should the youth think that they must do everything to win power even if it means through blood and immoral acts”.
The statement said it was time Ghanaian youth realized that they were supposed to be neutral and live up to expectation rather than selling their conscience to political parties.