NDC Congress: My victory is victory for the NDC and youth of Ghana – Sammy Gyamfi

General News of Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Source: Daniel Kaku

2018-11-20

play videoSammy Gyamfi, newly elected National Communications Officer of NDC

The newly elected National Communications Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi popularly known as ‘Nyame Tse Ase’ has opined that his victory is a victory for the party and the youth of Ghana.

At the end of a keenly contested election held at Fantasy Dome, Trade Fair Center in Accra on Saturday, November 17, 2018, Sammy Gyamfi emerged victorious polling 6,215 votes to beat the incumbent Deputy National Communications Officer, Fred Agbenyo who had 2,069 votes.

In all, over 9,000 delegates voted for 65 candidates that contested 10 vacant positions at the National which was surprised by Electoral Commission of Ghana.

The congress, which began on Saturday entered into Sunday becoming what may be described as the longest congress by any political party so far.

It, however, saw the adoption of some motions of an amendment to the party’s Constitution and the election of all national executives.

65 candidates vied for various positions

The positions were National Chairman, Vice-Chairman, General Secretary, Deputy General Secretary, National Organizer, Deputy National Organiser, Communications Officer, Deputy Communications Officer, National Executive Committee Members and the Zongo caucus coordinator.

This particular Congress, the NDC believes will re-energize the party to recapture power in the 2020 general elections.

A statement signed by the NDC’s outspoken Communicator, Sammy Gyamfi and copied to GhanaWeb indicated “This is the day the Lord has made, we shall rejoice and be glad in it. Indeed, what the Lord began, He has brought same to a victorious end”.

He expressed joy for the confidence reposed in him and promised to work closely with other executives.

He, therefore, promised to build a research-driven communication machinery that is capable of capturing political power for the NDC in 2020.

“A journey to help build a cutting-edge and a research-driven Communication machinery that is capable of delivering victory for the NDC in 2020. I am eternally grateful to the entire rank and file of the NDC for being with me throughout every way of this journey”, he promised.

The statement read “I would like to especially thank Delegates from all NDC Chapters and the 275 Constituencies for the overwhelming endorsement given me to lead the Communications Outfit of the party. Thank you for your time, patience and endurance throughout this tedious electoral process. Your resoluteness and fortitude reflect your firm conviction in helping to birth a new dawn for the NDC. I am most grateful to you for believing in me”.

He seized the opportunity to congratulate his main contender, Fred Agbenyo for a good battle and therefore pledged his total commitment to liaise with him to ensure victory for the party in 2020.

“May I also seize this opportunity to congratulate my main contender and Senior Brother Fred Agbenyo and members of his team for a battle well fought. Indeed, the NDC is the biggest winner. I would like to indicate my readiness to tap into his wealth of experience and to work together with him to bring the NDC back to power in 2020”, he emphasized.

He said “Fellow Comrades, the battle lines have been firmly drawn for 2020. The journey to remove this corrupt, nepotistic and inept government of Akuffo-Addo and Bawumia has just begun. As your servant-leader, I will humbly look to you for support and wise counsel to execute the task you have entrusted to me. I am confident that, with our singleness of purpose and hard work, we are marching back to the Flagstaff House in 2021 because in unity lies our strength”.

Below is the full statement

MY VICTORY IS VICTORY FOR THE NDC AND THE YOUTH OF GHANA

This is the day the Lord has made, we shall rejoice and be glad in it. Indeed, what the Lord began, He has brought same to a victorious end.

Comrades and friends of the NDC, the journey that I embarked upon with you has finally come to a successful end. It was a journey of seeking your cherished mandate to become your humble mouthpiece; A journey to help build a cutting-edge and a research-driven Communication machinery that is capable of delivering victory for the NDC in 2020. I am eternally grateful to the entire rank and file of the NDC for being with me throughout every way of this journey.

I would like to especially thank Delegates from all NDC Chapters and the 275 Constituencies for the overwhelming endorsement given me to lead the Communications Outfit of the party. Thank you for your time, patience and endurance throughout this tedious electoral process. Your resoluteness and fortitude reflects your firm conviction in helping to birth a new dawn for the NDC. I am most grateful to you for believing in me.

I also wish to express my profound gratitude to Team Sammy Gyamfi, my teaming volunteers, friends and sympathizers for your unflinching loyalty to this cause. Your sacrifices, dynamism and long suffering made this victory possible. I wish to extend same gratitude to all Senior members of the party, MP’s and Cadres for their support in diverse ways.

May I also seize this opportunity to congratulate my main contender and Senior Brother Fred Agbenyo and members of his team for a battle well fought. Indeed, the NDC is the biggest winner. I would like to indicate my readiness to tap into his wealth of experience and to work together with him to bring the NDC back to power in 2020.

Fellow Comrades, the battle lines have been firmly drawn for 2020. The journey to remove this corrupt, nepotistic and inept government of Akuffo-Addo and Bawumia has just began. As your servant-leader, I will humbly look to you for support and wise counsel to execute the task you have entrusted to me. I am confident that, with our singleness of purpose and hard work, we are marching back to the Flagstaff House in 2021 because in unity lies our strength.

I wish to congratulate all other elected officers in this election, and to encourage the winners and their supporters to be magnanimous in victory. Together, let us hold each other’s hand in this march to victory in 2020.

LONG LIVE THE NDC!

VICTORY 2020!!

Signed!

SAMMY GYAMFI

NATIONAL COMMUNICATION OFFICER OF THE NDC

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