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Politics of Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Source: Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie | Ultimate Radio

We have the experience to win 2016 – John Boadu

Newly elected National Organizer of the opposition New Patriotic Party, John Boadu, has downplayed suggestions that the new set of leadership selected at the weekend’s congress could face some negative consequences.

Mr. Boadu, who is by far one of the youngest National Organizers of the party, beat competition from the incumbent Alhaji Moctar Bamba who only managed a meager 476 votes as against 3,279.

The third contestant Hopeson Adorye also polled 984 votes. John Boadu told Kumasi-based Ultimate Radio that he brings on board results-oriented strategies to capture power in 2016. In his view, the elected executives are not entirely new since they have garnered varied experiences in different capacities.

“I am bringing on board my 20 years experience working through the various structures of our party, as a polling station chairman, as constituency secretary, treasurer, communicator and youth organizer. So it’s a combination of all these things which are the qualities needed for an organizer. So that is exactly what I am bringing on board, and I am also bringing on board the need to follow up on the prospects of election. All the phases of an election are equally important as the voting, and most often you even lose election if you are not particular about laws that are used in elections; so these are some of the major areas that we will look at”.

Mr. John Boadu told Ultimate Radio’s Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie that he will improve the strategies of his predecessors to capture power for the NPP in 2016.

“The strategy will be a combination of all the strategies we have used over the years, by looking at how effective and how strong the strategies were. Politics is dynamic and there is no way we can use the strategies in the year 2000 or even 2012 because that will cause a defeat”.

He dismissed suggestions that the elected executives are entirely new and may encounter challenges.

“Fortunately, the crop of leaders that have been chosen are not entirely. Most of them have in one way or the other worked in different capacities of the party, either as communication directors, election operators and all that, so we will not suffer from any institutional memory at all. What maybe people may not know is that, we have a secretariat that keeps record of everything that the party does all the time. So I think that it is only a new responsibility, new individuals are going to take decisions for the party, but they are not entirely new people at all “he noted.

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