The convener for “Save NPP Now” a pressure group in the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Baah Acheamfuour has hinted of his intention to contest for the national youth organizer position in the party’s upcoming primaries.
The current national youth organizer of the party, Samuel Awuku has made known his intention not to contest for a second term in the primaries and even if he will show up, he will contest for other national executive positions. So far it is only Henry Nana Boakye, a communications member of the party cum a Deputy Director of the National Service Scheme who has declared his intention to contest.
Mr. Acheamfuour believes the party needs a vociferous, confident and an eloquent person to occupy the youth organizer position.
Prior to the 2016 elections, Baah Acheamfuor was known to be one of the constant critique of the then opposition NPP’s Presidential candidate Nana Addo Akufo addo. Having taken to himself the task to play an advocacy role on behalf of the silent majority in the NPP, he received a scathing attack from some sympathizers and bigwigs in the party at the time amidst threats and ambush by unknown assailants.
Nevertheless, this did not dissuade nor deter him from speaking his mind about the manner in which the party ousted the then national chairman of the party and general secretary, Paul Afoko and Kwabena Agyapong from their respective positions. He was seen by some other party sympathizers as a thorn in the flesh of the party but he remained resolute to battle acts of perceived corruption in the party during the period.
Speaking in an interview on Okwawu FM’s Ghana Te Sen, as to whether he will pass the test to contest for the position having washed the party’s dirty linen in public, Baah Acheamfuour was confident he qualifies for the position because he is a card bearing member who pays dues and it was his criticisms that brought the party to power.
“If criticizing the party at the time was tantamount to washing our dirty linen in public, then Kennedy Agyapong who stood on the ticket of the party as a parliamentary candidate wouldn’t have been voted for, the truth is bitter but it brings relief when told, my constant criticism contributed highly to its victory in the last elections” he said.
By: Nana Yaa Amanfo/Okwawufm.com