NDC youth organiser hopefuls call for strengthened youth front

Kofi Portuphy, Nat'l Chairman, NDC

Kofi Portuphy, Nat’l Chairman, NDC

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) National Youth Organiser hopefuls have called for the strengthening of the youth base of the party.

They noted that strengthening the youth base of the party would deliver victory to the party in the 2020 general elections.

The National Youth Organiser aspirants were Wonder Madilo, George Opare Addo and Brogya Genfi, made the call during the pre-election debate for aspirants in the 2018 National Executive Elections of the party.

The debate was organised by the Centre for Social Democracy (CSD)-Ghana in collaboration with the NDC and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), Ghana.

The initiative seeks to offer voters the opportunity to hold winning candidates accountable to statements and promises made during campaigns and also create a level playing field for aspirants to articulate their policies and reach out to voters.

The maiden debate was held for aspirants of the National Women’s Organiser and National Youth Organiser slots.

However, that of other national positions lined up for the next session is slated for November 1 and 2, 2018.

Mr Addo said the NDC had core values, inculcate accountability and probity principles in the youth and underscored the need to reform youth front to give them opportunity to serve in various roles.

“One major challenge the NDC faced is the challenge with middle and upper class, where over the years had been regarded as grassroots party and nobody wants to remain at the grassroots.

“When voted into office, I will re-brand the NDC by giving the youth wing a new face to attract young people who will engage in national debates in student politics to drive the ideologies of the NDC,” Mr Addo assured.

For his part, Mr Madilo noted that the youth wing needed proper database system to help formulate policies that would provide sustainable jobs for them and if voted into office, he would rejuvenate every cadre front with an objective of mobilising people to help the party attain more votes.

Mr Genfi indicated that he envisioned a strong youth wing which would be well positioned to become an effective election tool for the 2020 polls and would restructure the youth wing and build their strength from the branch to the national levels. -GNA

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