The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has stormed the Nadowli Kaleo and Lawra Constituencies of the Upper West region with the inauguration of Youth Working Committees to spearhead the grassroots mobilization for John Mahama. The Youth Working Committee, which was inaugurated over the weekend,was to give responsibility to the Youth of the Upper West region to take ownership of the NDC campaign activities and to ensure that President Mahama wins massively in the region.The committee is aimed at consolidating the youth front and to ensure an effective mobilization of the grassroots to prosecute the agenda of the NDC.
The program attended by leading members from the National and Regional Executives saw the inauguration of a 20-member working committee tasked to execute specific tasks in ensuring President Mahama’s development projects and programs in the region are communicated effectively to the voter populace.
The Upper West Regional Chairman of the NDC, Mr. Mathew Song Aabo (Matco), urged the Committee members to take advantage of the deep affection of the people of the region for the NDC in order to win more voters for the President. He assured the committee of the support of the regional executives in ensuring an enabling environment for the committee to perform its activities.
On his part, the National Youth Organizer, Sidii Abubakar who was present with his two deputies advised the youth to emulate the life of the Majority Leader of Parliament and the MP of the area, Hon. Alban Bagbin in their roles as true patriots of the party. He said, at a time the NDC was in opposition, it took the selflessness, dedication and the sacrifices of Hon. Alban Bagbin as Minority Leader to bring the party back to power in 2008. According to Mr. Sidii, the Hon. Bagbin as the Majority Leader is the father to all constituencies across the country, therefore, the Youth Working Committee should seek to take charge of all constituencies in the country and not only those of Nadowli Kaleo and Upper West region to maximize the votes for the NDC. He commended Hon. Alban Bagbin for inaugurating the Youth Working Committee of the party and extolled him for the support he is giving to other constituencies in the country to ensure a resounding victory for President Mahama.
Inaugurating the Working Committee, the Majority Leader and MP for Nadowli Kaleo Constituency, Hon. Alban Bagbin assured the Youth Working Committee members of his support in ensuring that their specific goals are met in the constituency, region and across the country.
Hon. Bagbin charged members to be willing to sacrifice their time and energy towards the NDC’s goal of remaining the party of choice for Ghanaians. He called on the members to put the interest of the party first in the conduct of their duties and to ensure an overwhelming victory for President Mahama at the polls.
He urged them to communicate effectively the government’s development efforts to the people and in a manner that would convince them to vote massively for the party.He said, the NDC is blessed with young people, the greatest of blessings and the party will continue to empower and believe in the inexhaustible strength of millions of Ghanaian youth to give them opportunities to succeed.
He therefore urged the youth to advance vigorously andbe forthright following the NDC with unstained loyalty and conscience.
Hon. Bagbin further assured members that logistics would be made available to the committees for effective execution of their mandate even as they extend their grassroots mobilization beyond the Upper West region.
The Majority Leader was presented with a giant trophy in recognition of his immeasurable support to Youth empowerment in the Upper West Region. In a citation, the Regional Youth Wing noted that the contribution of Hon. Bagbin to youth development and growth in the region is unprecedented and expressed gratitude on behalf of the youth of the region.
Other personalities who addressed the gathering wereHon. Bede Ziedeng, Parliamentary Candidate of Lawra Constituency, Hon. Soglo Kuunbioduro for the Council of Elders,, Dominic Zineyela, Regional secretary, Nicodemus Dery, Regional Youth Organizer, and other national and regional executives.