‘PPP will win 2016 general elections’

The Progressive People Party (PPP) has stated that the party is poised to win the 2016 general elections, as it continues to re-position itself for the tasks ahead.

Nana Ofori Owusu, the Director of Operations of the PPP made the assertion in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, after the party held its Upper East regional executive elections in Bolgatanga over the weekend.

Nana Owusu said, taking into account the number of youth who have been attracted to the party, it would surely win power in the near future.

All 700 delegates drawn from the 15 constituencies in the Upper East Region who voted in Bolgatanga, were young adults.

Asked why it was so, he said the PPP had the best ideology as compared to the other parties, and based on that the youth were being attracted to the party.

“Another reason that keeps on attracting the youth to the party is that, they have realised that it is the only PPP which creates jobs. The former flagbearer, Dr. Paa Kwesi Ndoum has created a lot of jobs for the youth of this country and the youth have seen it for themselves,” he said.

He expressed optimism that the youth who formed the majority of the voter population, would soon decide that it was time for the party to win power.

Nana Owusu said  it was unfortunate that the country’s tertiary institutions churned  out   35, 000 graduates  every year, most of whom do not get employment  and that the PPP would reverse the trend when it wins  power. He therefore appealed to Ghanaians to vote for the party in the next general elections.

He said though the PPP was not in power, plans were underway to institute community based activities in all the constituencies that would engage the youth, and also empower them with skills to make them self employed.

Some of the positions were contested for, while others were declared unopposed. Abanga Williams won the Regional Chairman position with 211 votes to beat his contestant, Jonathan Samari who polled 183 votes.

For the Regional Secretary, Determina Emmanuel polled 288 votes to beat his opponent, Maxwell Akaluwe who got 115 votes. Ms Juliana Atubiga emerged as the Regional Women’s Organiser. She secured 275 votes to beat her contender, Ms Linda Akapame who got 132 votes.

Those who were  elected unopposed were the Regional First Vice Chairman, Laar Sampson , Regional Youth Organiser, Abubakar Mobarak,   Treasurer , Emmanuel Nsobila , Regional Organiser, Kpinn Raphael and Education Director, Awudu Tanimum Dabre.

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