Some constituency youth organisers of the New Patriotic Party in the Greater Accra Region have distanced themselves from the decision of the regional youth organizer, Moses Abor, to openly declare support for Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as a presidential candidate in the upcoming presidential election. The youth emphasized that the decision is solely attributed to Mr Abor and should not be seen as a collective stance.
In a statement released by the youth wing, they affirmed that there was no consensus reached between the Youth Wing and the Regional Youth Organizer regarding the open declaration of support for any candidate.
“According to the rules and regulations of the party, party officers are prohibited from openly endorsing specific candidates, reinforcing the notion that this decision was not in line with the party’s guidelines,” the statement issued by Jonathan Adjei, Ledzokuku Youth Organizer, and his colleagues noted.
Furthermore, the youth wing expressed concern about the potential implications of such actions on the party’s chances in the upcoming crucial 2024 elections, urging the regional youth organizer to consider the party’s rules and regulations and act accordingly.
They emphasized their commitment to the party’s mission of “breaking the eight” and achieving victory in the elections, stressing the importance of adhering to party guidelines and not jeopardizing the future of the youth front.
The statement also highlighted the belief that Mr Moses Abor’s actions were motivated by personal interests rather than serving the best interests of the Youth Wing. They called upon the national executives to intervene and bring the regional youth organiser and his deputy, Mandela Wiafe, in line with the approved guidelines and codes of conduct outlined by the General Secretary and approved by the National Council.
The Youth Organizers also reiterated their neutral stance, asserting that all the aspirants contesting the elections are respected figures within the party. They emphasized their willingness to work with whoever is elected as the flagbearer of the party to ensure victory in the 2024 General Elections, which remains their ultimate goal.
Jonathan Adjei, Ledzokuku Youth Organizer – 05435615992
Benjamin Okoe – 024 998 0799, Ningo Prampram Youth
Berkoe Kwame – 054 997 3716, Weija Bawee Youth