Newly elected National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Sammy Gyamfi has rubbished claims that the party is losing the energy and strength of the Volta Region.
“Such concerns are not grounded on facts,” he emphatically stated.
Sammy Gyamfi was speaking on TV3’s Midday Live on Monday in the wake of concerns that the Region – which gives the party its heaviest votes – failed to get a single slot on the National Executive Committee (NEC) at the 9th National Delegates’ Congress held at the Fantasy Dome of the Accra International Trade Fair Centre.
All the aspirants from the Region, from the National Chairman race to the National Zongo Caucus, failed in their contests.
These fuelled concerns that a party with its nerve-centre in the Volta Region as regards votes could not give the Region a single elected executive.
Sammy Gyamfi agreed that the Region is not only the world bank for the NDC but “it is the spinal cord of the party”.
But he said the Region has not been deserted as claimed.
“It is not factual,” he said, pointing out that at least seven persons from the Region are part of the current executives.
He mentioned the likes of Abigail Elorm Mensah, who is the Deputy Women’s Organiser, Edem Agbana, the Deputy National Youth Organiser, and Godwin Ako Gunn, a newly elected officer to assist him, as members who hail from the Volta Region.
Sammy Gyamfi, who was a president of NDC’s student wing Tertiary Education Institutions Network (TEIN) at the Kwame University of Science and Technology (KNUST), stressed that the just ended national delegates’ congress has unified the party.
He disclosed that the party will give the “super incompetent” governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) a good run for their money in order to become a “credible alternative” in 2020.
“The people of Ghana should expect nothing but the right kind of politics.”
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana