Politics of Monday, 26 January 2015
The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has inaugurated the DAZOTA youth group to protect all polling stations in the Upper East region during the 2016 general elections.
DAZOTA group secretary Asukuga Adongo George told Citi News that the group was formed to avert the occurrence of the alleged widespread irregularities that characterized the 2012 general elections.
He said the group will form an effective and efficient communication force and collaborate with existing youth groups in various constituencies in the region and will also adopt available campaign strategies to help the NPP win the 20016 elections.
Mr. Asukuga said a series of education on election processes will be conducted for all polling agents to ensure that all potential irregularities are corrected before results are finally declared.
Upper East regional chairman of the NPP, Mahama Adams lauded the group’s initiative and declared his unflinching support for the group. He presented a new Honda motor mike at a cost of about GHC3,000.00 to the group to help the members operate effectively.
He appealed to the members of the party to bury their individual interest and work together for the victory of the party in 2016.
“Even though the party structures may have pockets of misunderstandings, unity is key and all well meaning party members’ must devise an approach of managing all misunderstandings and organise resources and logistics for effective campaign for victory in 2016,” he added.
Constituency chairperson for Bolgatanga Central, Mercy Alima Musah bemoaned the sudden collapse of party youth and women groups in the region due to gossips and misunderstanding and the need to revamp such groups.
She expressed optimism about the NPP wining more parliamentary seats in the region and eventually win the ultimate presidential election in 2016.