UPP Makes Wave In Kumasi


Akwasi Addai Odike and his men in the newly-formed United Progressive Party (UPP) put together a show in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi, last weekend, to announce the party’s arrival.

This was at the maiden national delegates’ congress to choose national executives and flagbearer to steer the affairs of the UPP, as well as showcase the various parliamentary candidates of the political grouping.

In one massive thunderbolt of a campaign to dazzle its opponents, the UPP, a fragment of the United Front Party (UFP), managed to pull a huge crowd of supporters, which comprised the young and old, who swarmed the Golden Tulip-Kumasi City venue.

Kofi Apaloo of the Independent People’s Party, representatives of Jacob Osei Yeboah aka Joy and Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom’s Progressive People’s Party joined the leadership of the UPP to swell-up the large numbers of party faithful who thronged the venue to take part in the exercise.

The occasion presented an opportunity for the party’s leader to rekindle his hopes for the presidency, blaming President John Mahama for the dire straits the country finds itself in as a result of bad governance and poor leadership.

He took time to introduce members of the UPP national executive and indicated his preparedness to take up the mantle of leadership come the 2016 general elections, after he had been acclaimed flagbearer and National Chairman of the party.

Alhaji Bashiru Zakari, a veteran journalist, was also acclaimed the First National Vice-Chairman of UPP by the Electoral Commission while the Second and Third National Vice-Chairman positions went to Nana Akwasi Prempeh and Anane Kobo respectively.

Razak Kojo Opoku was acclaimed the General Secretary whereas Emmanuel Adjei Akrong, Stephen Kwaku Saahene, Gabriel Asamoah-Boakye and Nana Ama Serwaa Nyarko took the positions of National Treasurer, National Organiser, National Youth Organiser and National Women’s Organiser in that order.

From Ernest Kofi Adu, Kumasi
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