With less than a year into his first term in office, it is being projected that President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has already locked down about 90000 votes in the 2020 Elections.
This was revealed by a high-ranking member of the New Patriotic Party in relation to the Free SHS initiative.
According to Mr. Aubrey Aidoo, the over 90,000 children that gained admission into the programme, will naturally have their sympathies with Nana Addo come 2020.
He projected that they would be of voting age by 2020 and would present themselves as a strong force for Nana Addo.
"These children who would have otherwise never gone to school because of poverty but thanks to Free SHS, they are in school. In 2020, when most of them would have graduated and ready to go to the university, who do you think they will vote for?"
He also told the Ghana News Agency that, this number could be potentially higher as parents, relatives and well-wishers of the students admitted might also gravitate towards Nana Addo.
“From generation to generation, the NPP will win hearts and minds with the Free SHS,” Lawyer Aidoo said.
On 12 September, 2017, Nana Addo launched the Free SHS programme, which has been part of his campaign message for years.
Though faced with some hiccups, it has been reported that the total admission intake into Senior High Schools across the country had increased by 90,000 students due to the initiative.
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