The National Organiser and Acting General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has given the strongest indication yet of his resolve to ensuring that every constituency gets a permanent office for the running of the party at the constituency level.
This, he said, will be done by the end of his four-year tenure as the party’s General Secretary. The offices, according to him, will be equipped with the relevant furnishing and IT infrastructure befitting of the stature of the party, in order to bring efficiency in their running.
Similarly, John Boadu intimated that the regions shall have permanent offices belonging to the party. Currently, the party, at the regional level, is being operated from rented structures with the exception of Upper West, which is the only region in the country that has a permanent party regional secretariat, a development, he strongly bemoaned, and, thus, vowed to do the needful. He is convinced that without proper and functional party structures on the ground, it will be difficult for the party to remain in power for more than 40 years as envisaged.
Indeed, as a manifestation of his unflinching commitment to providing and strengthening party structures, he has advanced resources, and continues to do so, towards the construction, and, in some cases, completion of permanent party offices in most of the constituencies he has visited so far. He reiterated this commitment during his tour of the Central Region, which ended on Thursday, June 7.
Whilst in Central Region, John Boadu and his team visited each of the 23 constituencies in the region, where they interacted with delegates, comprising mainly of constituency executives and metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs). What was ordinarily meant to be a campaign tour, ended up as “home coming gathering” for John Boadu to his home region, as the delegates would rather want to have a conversation on party matters, instead of listen to him campaign.
They clearly sent a message that, not only is he their son, but also somebody whose track record in the party is very evident on the ground and needs not be told.
John Boadu was accompanied throughout his tour of the Central Region by the acting Regional Chairman and substantive Regional First Vice Chairman, Ekow Ewusi, together with some of his regional executives, including the Regional Organiser, Dennis Percy, the Regional Women’s Organiser, Charllotte Antwi, a yet to be confirmed Regional Youth Organiser by name Anthony Sackey, and the Agona West Constituency Chairman, Kojo Addo. The team has since moved to the Ashanti Region.
Mr John Boadu has, meanwhile, taken his campaign tour to the party’s political stronghold, the Ashanti Region, where he is expected to meet and interact with the executives of all the 47 constituencies of the region, ahead of the party’s 2018 National Annual Delegates Conference, scheduled for July 7 in Koforidua, the Eastern Regional capital.
John Boadu, who doubles as the acting chief scribe of the governing party, is on a nationwide campaign tour seeking an overwhelming endorsement to become the party’s substantive General Secretary at the impeding National Delegates Conference.
He’s already been to the three regions of the North, as well as the Brong-Ahafo and Central regions.
On Day 1 of his Ashanti Regional tour, he met executives of the Ejura Sekyeredumasi, Afigya Sekyere East, Nsuta Kwaman Piposo, Mampong, Ejisu, Juabeng, Kumawu, Afigyease, Brobonsu, Asante Akyem North, Asante Akyem South, Asante Akyem Central and Bosomefreho constituencies.
He informed the executives of his mission, not only to campaign, but, more importantly, to listen to their concerns, particularly, their relationship with government appointees, including MMDCEs, and also, how their constituents are responding to government policies and programmes.
The delegates, on their part, pledged to vote massively for him, adding that as far as they were concerned, there is absolutely no contest for the General Secretary position, since he is the only one they know and can vouch for at all times.
The Mampong Constituency Chairman, Luther Asare, for instance, stated that it is unthinkable for anybody to dream that he can beat John Boadu for the party’s top administrative job.