Vincent Djokoto: A defiant new era politician

He is not yet a consequential figure in national politics. But it is written in the stars: Vincent Djokoto will certainly become a household name in a few years to come.

Vincent — aged 25 — is young, charismatic, intriguingly well-spoken and a politically savvy gentleman with an enviable track-record of social activism. He is a modern politician built for the digital age.

Vincent’s highly anticipated debut book, ‘Revolution‘, will certainly add gravitas to his resumé. A consummate researcher with a fledgling writing career, I wouldn’t be surprised if Revolution becomes a best-seller.

His cultivation of the press, largely through frequently published articles, has helped shape a favourable political brand. Vincent has used the pen to become a leading disrupter in Ghanaian politics and a vociferous Pan-Africanist. He is regarded as a breath of fresh air in a muddled political arena.

His core support-base, mainly drawn from social democrats and Nkrumahists, see him as a bright prospect for a nation that seeks to define its politics more through its future. But his detractors consider him an over-ambitious Machiavellian whippersnapper desperate to grab power. It’s been a few months on the brink of mainstream politics and, already, Vincent has been a victim of vile attacks from opposition apparatchiks who label him an elitist well-to-do young man with a pseudo socialists’ brand.

Vincent Djokoto’s public profile paints him as an individual detached from entrepreneurship; he seems fully engrossed in a life of modest public service. But that reputation has since dwindled after he co-founded two firms: Voltacoast Investments and Voltacoast Natural Resources.

His fanbase are keen on how he seeks to create the politics of a new age and challenge the status quo. “People have lost trust in the political establishment.” he said

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Djokoto has embraced the Herculean task with courage and fortitude.

He continues to adjust his style on the move and is determined to build a career that’ll mark his contribution in Ghana’s history. “Ghanaian politics is on the verge of a fundamental shift and a new era politician must be able to transcend the NDC-NPP divide” he said.

Vincent Djokoto’s immediate political ambitions aren’t clear.

By Yaw Ansah