The former president gave notice to reinstate the original names of the public universities that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had renamed.
He declared that important university infrastructure will be named after its current owners.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer claimed that the NDC was responsible for the conception and construction of every public university.
According to him, the sole purpose of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is to rename those universities.
“We are known as nation builders because of the number of schools we have built. Every public university was initiated and built by us. All the NPP knows how to do is name universities that people have built.
“After NDC builds a university, then they will give it the name of one of their heroes or people. We are going to rename the universities. Ghana has many heroes, and not only the heroes of the NPP tradition.
“We can name an administration block, hostel, and library after somebody. But the university must reflect its core mandate. And so we will restore the original names, and the names that they have given them will be given to significant infrastructure in the universities.
“And we’ll include more people and give their names to the university infrastructure.” That is the university’s primary mission, though, if it is the University for Development Studies. He announced the plan to rename the institution the University for Development Studies as he spoke to party members, Upper East Region chiefs, and students at Zuarungu.
Recall that Simon Diedong (SD) Dombo, a politician from the United Party lineage, was honored with the new name of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Wa campus by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.