Campaign team solid enough to give us victory – NPP delegates

Delegates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have expressed their confidence in the party’s newly-unveiled campaign team to give the party victory in 2016.

Several of them who spoke to Citi News during the party’s 15th Extraordinary Delegates’ Conference in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region last weekend, highlighted the experience of the members of the team, which they felt would be vital in the party’s quest to win the elections in 2016.

A former National Chairman of party, Peter Mac Manu, will head the campaign team which also comprises of Dan Botwe (Campaign Strategist), Boakye Agyarko (Policy Adviser)  John Boadu  (National Organiser and Head of Operations Directorate), assisted by Otiko Afisa Djaba (National Women’s Organiser); Sammy Awuku (National Youth Organiser); and Kamal-Deen Abdulai (National Nasara Co-ordinator) and Ken Ofori-Atta (Director of Fundraising Committe), assisted by Kwabena Abankwa Yeboah, (National Treasurer)

One of the delegates, excited about the team, especially Mac Manu’s inclusion, said:  “The team announced in Sunyani is a formidable one because it is power that we are looking for, it’s not about individuals. Peter Mac Manu was a party chairman in 2005, he was there when the party won power in 2004 and he was also there when the party lost power in 2008. Considering his vast experience in politics, I believe he is the best person to lead the team as campaign manager.”

Another delegate stated that given the team that had been put together, nothing short of victory in the 2016 polls would be accepted.

“The leaders that Nana has introduced to us, we expect nothing but victory come 2016 from them and we want them to work with everybody to make sure that they listen to every party member and to make sure that we get victory in 2016. They are all perfect, they can all do the work and they will do it, we believe in them.”

The NPP has made the headlines for the wrong reasons recently for its internal strife culminating in the suspension of several senior officials, including the party’s National Chairman, Paul Afoko, the General Secretary, Kwabena Agyapong and the second vice chairman, Sammy Crabbe.

A third delegate described as unfortunate the party’s recent internal wrangling but believes the formation of the campaign team was a step closer to victory in 2016.

“I believe in my party leaders and I know that we are going be behind them as we fight for 2016 because what we need is power in 2016 and not the internal wrangling that’s not taking us anywhere. [The campaign team] is very strong, looking at some on like Musa Superior, he’s very competent, they all are competent and I think that they will deliver,” she said.

By: Edwin Kwakofi/

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