Now the battle line has been drawn as ballot positions for the thirty-nine (39) New Patriotic Party national aspirants have been finalized, making the contest for various executive positions in the largest opposition party more intense.
The various executive positions to be contested for are the Youth Organizer, Nasara Coordinator, Organizer, Women’s Organizer, National Treasurer, General Secretary and Vice Chairman. The position of National Chairman was not balloted for because of the vetting of Mr Paul Afoko which has been put on hold.
For the General Secretary slot, incumbent Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, alias Sir John, got the first position followed by John Nkrabeah Effah Dartey, Yaw Buabeng Asamoah and Kwabena Agyei Agyepong in that order.
For the Women’s Organiser, incumbent Mrs Otiko Afisah-Djaba came first, Mawusi Nudekor Awity and Tina Gifty Mensah followed respectively.
The Treasurer position saw Mrs Susan Akosua Mensah getting the first position followed by Hajia Ahmed Sada Ruka, Mr Kwabena Abankwah-Yeboah, third and Esther Ofori, fourth.
Sammy Awuku was the first on the ballot paper for the Youth Organiser category, followed by Richard Nyamah, Emmanuel Attafuah-Danso and Gifty Afia Oware Aboagye. Others were Charles Adu; Pious Enam Hadzide and Michael Kwabena Ampong.
Reacting to the positions on the ballot paper, the incumbent National Youth Organiser, who is also third on the ballot paper, Emmanuel Attafuah-Danso told Peacefmonline.com that he is content with his lot on the ballot paper.
Touching on his campaign, Emmanuel Attafuah-Danso hinted that the ground is fertile for him to be re-elected because of the assurance from the delegates he has met with so far. He added that the delegates are well positioned to promote the growth of the party, calling on them to look for the attributes that will yield political dividends for the youth in NPP.
Emmanuel Attafuah-Danso whose slogan is “NPP Youth Are Poised For Power” is certain that those who dabble in influencing delegates with money and engage in media noise making will be disappointed on the day of the election as the delegates are interested in candidates who have the ability and capacity to deliver for the party.
“The ground is very fertile and trust me, I am doing well….the campaign is going on well. I have kept a very low profile but I am enjoying the support of quite a lot of the delegates…it is not about media noise making and money but the ability and capacity to deliver for the party,” he pontificated.