Afasi eyes Suhum NDC chairmanship position

According to him, he was motivated to contest for the constituency chairmanship position as a result of the failure of the past executives to win the Suhum parliamentary seat for the NDC; therefore, with the experience he has gathered as the former director of elections.

The Former Suhum constituency Director for Election, Afasi Richard Dzifa, has filed his nomination forms to contest the Constituency’s NDC chairmanship position.

According to him, he was motivated to contest for the constituency chairmanship position as a result of the failure of the past executives to win the Suhum parliamentary seat for the NDC; therefore, with the experience he has gathered as the former director of elections.

He said he believes that the NDC will easily win the Suhum parliamentary seat when he becomes the constituency chairman.

Outlining the ten reasons he wants to contest the position, he said he would institute a General Welfare (Insurance) for Branch executives when given the nod.

He will register NHIS for all Branch Executives, enable the effective payment of membership dues, institute IGF modules to mobilise funds for all wards, and align each branch with a patron.

Also, he will Collaborate with the Women’s wing to empower our women through skill training and financial management, lobby for branch executives and members opportunities, and rebrand the party to attract grassroots appeal to capture power institute Mentorship/Capacity building programs for the Youth at all the Branches and will ensure the Selection of party agents largely from competent existing party’s branch executives and to ensure that our votes are protected without any interference from the other parties.

Speaking in an interview with the media after the filing of his nomination forms at the party’s office in Suhum, he said, “from 2004 to 2020, our past chairmen in the constitution did their bit to help the NDC party, but the most ultimate which is the parliamentary seat was lost under their leadership so to win the seat back requires that we vest the chairman position in someone who can stand and wrestle with the NPP and I think I am the only person who can win the seat for the NDC.

“I have worked at the grassroots level, I have been an agent before in 2008, I have been the director of elections from 2008 till now, I know what the party people want here so I will lead according to what they want, Suhum belongs to the NDC, not the NPP so we need to re-candle the branch levels and mount proper strategies and let the branch executives understand the party’s policies” he stated.

“We need not sit at the office and fold our arms and expect to win, with NDC we believe in the grassroots that is where the real work lies so we need to get in touch with them so far as the party is concerned, from 1992 to 2000 the NDC won the Suhum seat”.

“I will reiterate that Suhum has never been the stronghold of the NPP just that there are some few dynamics we need to put in place to clinch the seat back and I want to assure you that January 2025 we will win the seat for the NDC, we will work together and seal all the loopholes that led to the loss of the Suhum seat to the NPP so that the NDC get the seat back” he explained further.

Recently, the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) announced approved guidelines for the party’s Constituency, Regional and National elections for the next three months.

Per the guidelines, the party will hold its constituency elections between October 22 and 23, 2022, while the regional elections will be held between November 12 and 13, 2022.

Addressing a news conference in Accra, Mr Asiedu Nketia said the opening of nominations at the regional elections would be done between October 6 and October 7, 2022, and the filing of nominations would be done between October 14 and October 15, 2022.

Regarding the National Congress, the NDC will open nominations between October 20 to 21 20, and the filing of nominations will be received from November 5 to November 6, 2022.

Source: thenewsroomonline.com

 

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