Sunyani flooded with NPP aspirant posters

Though the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is yet to open nominations for members to contest for various regional executive positions, aspirants vying for the positions in the Brong-Ahafo Region have started their campaigns.

The candidates are gradually flooding Sunyani, the regional capital with their campaign posters to sell themselves to, and attract the attention of party faithful and delegates, a Ghana News Agency (GNA) survey has revealed.

Majority of the aspirants have post their posters designed in red, blue and white colours of the NPP, on electrical poles and walls of buildings, while few others have hoisted their banners at some vantage points in the capital.

The situation at the party’s regional office, is however interesting, as candidates have painted the office with posters.

In an interview with the GNA in Sunyani, Kofi Ofosu Boateng, the Brong-Ahafo Deputy Regional Secretary who is vying for the regional secretary position said the election is expected to be competitive.

He said the official date for opening of nominations would be announced as soon as possible.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that Mrs. Dorothy Ama Amponsah, the incumbent women organiser is contesting again for that position, Dr. Emmanuel Opoku Marfo, Alhaji Shibu Bamba and Kwame Baffoe, are contesting for first vice chairman; while Michael Osei Boateng and Richard Kwadwo Adu are for youth organiser.

Alhaji Issaka Issah is vying for treasurer, Alhassan Mohammed and Kasim Siaka are vying for Nasara Coordinator.

Others are Eugene Kusi Boakye, Youth Organiser, Patience Tettey, Women Organiser, Francis Opoku Sarfo, Chairman, and Thomas Adu-Appiah, Chairman.

Relatedly, a youth organiser aspirant of the NPP in the region has pledged to ensure that the party wins at least 26 parliamentary seats in Election 2020.

Currently, the NPP has 20 out of the 29 parliamentary seats in the region.

But, in an interview on Monday, Michael Osei Boateng, the aspirant, who is also the Regional Director of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), said the party would chalk impressive wins, not only in Brong-Ahafo alone, but other regions as well.

“This is because President Nana Ado-Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s government has laid a solid foundation and very soon Ghanaians will begin to enjoy fruits of it,” he said.

He said even though the political atmosphere was not in favour of the NPP in Election 2016, the party in the region managed to add seven parliamentary seats to the 13 that it had, and predicted a “great doom” for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in 2020.

Mr. Boateng said the implementation of the Free Senior High School policy, Planting for Food and Jobs programme, restoration of Nurses and Teachers Trainee allowances as well as the revival of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) had already made the NPP even popular and increased its chances of victory in the Election 2020.

“When the One-District-One-factory (1D1F) and the One-Village-One Dam projects set in, the NDC would be convinced and understand truly that Ghana could be developed beyond aid,” he said.

Mr Boateng said youth unemployment remains a huge national challenge and to address that the YEA had developed new modules, saying very soon thousands of young men and women across the length and breadth of the country would be engaged.

He said the government has created a great opportunity for the members and supporters of the NPP to intensify campaign and highlight its flagship programmes to convince particularly, floating voters to appreciate the effort of government to ensure accelerated national development.

 

GNA

 

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