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Politics of Sunday, 26 January 2020


Security analyst to contest Saboba NPP Primaries

Emmanuel Mawanye Kotin, Security analyst Emmanuel Mawanye Kotin, Security analyst

Security analyst Emmanuel Mawanye Kotin has announced his intention to contest the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary primaries in Saboba.

The constituency is located in the Northern Region and the seat is currently occupied by the NPP’s Charles Binipom Bitin — whom he contested in April 2008.

In a Facebook post, Mr Kotin said: “There is a time to learn, a time to grow and a time to serve. The good people of Saboba have spoken and I have listened. HERE I AM TO SERVE YOU!!”.

“Together let’s make SABOBA Great Again”, he added.

Born on November 20, 1978 to an Educationist, the late Chief Alfred Tibun Kotin and Madam Agnes Nbigma Kotin, Mr Emmanuel Kotin started his elementary education at the Saboba L/A Primary School with his siblings, then Saboba Junior Secondary School.

Kotin continued his pre-tertiary education at the Bishop Herman College at Kpando in the Volta Region for three years.

He passed his Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination and proceeded to Kumasi Polytechnic now Kumasi Technical University from 2000-2003 where he pursued a program in Statistics at Kumasi Polytechnic, Ghana

Kotin’s activism for students leadership became intense. He therefore contested for the Ghana National Union of Polytechnic Students Representative and won massively to represent Kumasi Polytechnic as an Ambassador for students at the front.

A year later after his tenure ended Emmanuel at congress contested again for the high office of the International Relations Officer for GNUPS and won again making him a National Officer to steer the affairs of Polytechnic students.

Whiles serving as GNUPS Rep and coupled as International Relations Officer one of the largest student body, he created varied opportunities for himself all this became possible because he was affable, sociable, hardworking, respectful and tactful. Emmanuel knew what to approach to and at what time.

From 2006-2007 Emmanuel got the opportunity to study at the University of Leicester in England where he studied Globalisation, International Security Studies, South African
Politics, South African Foreign Policy, American Presidency, and American Foreign Policy and the Cold War 1945 – 1990.

He is also a former student of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) where he pursued a Master of Art in Development Management from 2009-2011.

He has particularly participated in Security and Counter-terrorism conferences across the sub-region and is one of the country’s renowned security analyst mostly featuring on TV and Radio.

His interest areas are security management, Countering or Preventive violent extremism, and public speaking on anti-terrorism, Countering or Preventive violent extremism and human rights issues in Africa.

He is currently serving as Founder and Executive Director of the African Center for Security and Counter Terrorism. His acts have been recommended by many as his recent comments in the current impasse between the Konkombas and Anufos in the Northern part of Ghana and other security threats in the sub-region.

His role in the Dagbon Chieftaincy dispute can not be underestimated as he was the main peace consultant between the former Regent of Yendi now Yo-Naa of Savelugu and now the former Yo-Naa now the new Yaa-Naa of Yendi that saw the over decades rivalry within the kingdom come to an end and ultimately led to the installation of a new overlord of Dagbon.

He is married to Vicentia Oforiwa Agu with four children, a girl and three boys.

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