NPP NEC Has Delivered on Its Mandate – John Boadu
The acting General Secretary/National Organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has maintained that the current National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party, has largely delivered on its mandate for the last electoral season.
He said since political parties exist primarily to win elections and govern, the current national executive, which was elected into office in 2014 in Tamale, and tasked to deliver victory for the party, had satisfied that mandate by winning the 2016 general elections.
John Boadu made these remarks in a ‘one-on-one’ interview he granted UTV, an Accra-based television station on their morning show programme dubbed, “Mpu Ne Mpu” on Friday, October 13, 2017. The NPP chief scribe observed that they were able to chalk an unprecedented electoral feat for the party despite the internal wrangling and crises that bedevilled the party in the build-up to the 2016 polls, which culminated in the indefinite suspension of the then National Chairman, 1st Vice Chairman and General Secretary.
This period, he noted, was one of the most challenging moments in the history of the Danqua-Busia-Dombo tradition.
He said it was even more challenging for him personally because at a point he had to, not only work as the National Organizer but had to add the responsibilities of Director of Operations for the 2016 campaign, as well as acting General Secretary of the party. He therefore, thanked the rank and file of the party for helping to clinch the overwhelming electoral victory at the polls.
Asked whether he would contest for the General Secretary position when the party opens nominations, Boadu responded in the affirmative. He said based on his hard work, he was very optimistic of winning hands down.
John used the occasion to talk about some of the achievements of the Nana Addo-led NPP government in the last eight months and catalogued the restoration of teacher/nurse’s trainee allowance, the planting for food and jobs initiative, stabilization of the Ghanaian economy, and the free SHS policy among several others.
In a related interview with THE PUBLISHER, he revealed that the election of the next national executives will take place once the amendment processes currently under way are concluded.
According to him, an extra ordinary conference will take place in mid-December this year for delegates to approve or reject the amendment proposal before the National Council will fix a date for the next national executive elections.