Sammy Awuku Gets Top Job
Outspoken National Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Awuku has been elected Vice Chairman of the International Young Democrats Union (IYDU).
The International Young Democratic union is a prestigious group of youth leaders from over 60 countries.
During a conference on Saturday in London, UK, Sammi Awuku beat his other contenders with an over-whelming majority to assume the position.
He therefore becomes the first African youth leader to be elected to the Board of the Union as Vice Chairman.
Charlotte Spukeland from Norway won the Chairmanship position while Senator Sheradan Scott from Grenada was elected deputy Chairman.
Australian Sandy Tanner was appointed General Secretary while her colleague Dr. Danna Tanner from the Republican Party in the US becomes treasurer of IYDU.
The International Young Democrat Union (IYDU) is a global alliance of centre-right political youth organizations united by a common desire for greater freedom.
It was established in 1981, two years before its parent organization the International Democrat Union (IDU), which was re-established in 1991.
It consists of over 100 political parties.
The NPP belongs to Conservative and Liberal political leanings who are Center Right.
Their youth wings constitute the International Young Democrat union.
The Union has grown from 14 members to 127 from more than 81 different nations.
Members come from an array of cultures and political traditions, but are united by a shared commitment to freedom and the fight against socialism.
While some members come from established democracies with deep-rooted beliefs in individual freedom and liberty, others have experienced at first-hand the destructive evil of communism.
Others are still fighting for basic freedoms.