Bolgatanga, Dec 10, GNA – Nana Ofori Owusu, the Director of Operations of the Progressive People Party (PPP), has said there was no doubt that the party had a bright future and meant to win the 2016 elections .
Speaking to the GNA after the Regional Executive Elections of the party, Nana Owusu said taking into account the number of the youth who were being attracted to the party, it would surely win power in the near future.
All 700 delegates drawn from the 15 constituencies in the Upper East Region who voted in Bolgatanga were young adults.
Asked why it was so, he said the PPP had the best ideology as compared to the other parties and based on that the youth were being attracted to the party.
“Another reason that keeps on attracting the youth to the party is that they have realized that it is the only PPP which creates jobs. The former flag bearer, Dr Paa Kwesi Ndoum has created a lot of jobs for the youth of this country and the youth have seen it for themselves,” he said.
He expressed optimism that the youth who formed the majority of the voter population, would decide one day for the party to win power.
Nana Owusu said it was unfortunate that the country’s tertiary institutions churned out 35, 000 graduates every year who did not get employment and that the PPP would reverse the trend when in power and appealed to Ghanaians to vote for the party .
He said though not in power, plans were underway to institute community based activities in all the constituencies that would engage the youth and also empower them with skills and help find jobs for some of them.
Some of the positions were contested for while others were declared unopposed. Mr Abanga Williams won the Regional Chairmanship position with 211 votes to beat his contestant, Mr Jonathan Samari who polled 183 votes.
For the Regional Secretary, Mr Determina Emmanuel polled 288 votes to beat his opponent, Mr Maxwell Akaluwe who got 115 votes. Ms Juliana Atubiga emerged as the Regional Women’s Organizer when she secured 275 votes to beat her contender, Ms Linda Akapame who got 132 votes.
Those who were elected unopposed were the Regional first Vice Chairman, Mr Laar Sampson , the Regional Youth Organizer , Mr Abubakar Mobarak, the Treasurer , Mr Emmanuel Nsobila , the Regional Organizer, Mr Kpinn Raphael, the Education Director, Mr Awudu Tanimum Dabre