By Cecil Mensah
A former journalist of the Accra based Daily Searchlight, has filed to contest the position of Nassara Coordinator of the opposition New Party (NPP) at the upcoming national delegates congress to be held in Tamale, the Northern Regional capital.
Alhaji Salihu Yahaya Bo, is among the tall list of party activists canvassing to be elected at the upcoming national delegates congress scheduled for Tamale.
So far four people are contesting the national chairmanship position namely; Mr Jake Obestebi-Lamptey, the current national chairman, Mr Fred Oware, who was the Chief Executive of Bui Dam ,Mr Steven Ntim, a businessman and Mr Paul Afoko, also a businessman.
Alhaji Bo, as he is popularly called in the party circles is seeking to wrestle the Nassara coordinator position from Alhaji Lakoko, the current coordinator who is also seeking reelection
Alhaji Bo ,who is now in private business in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi told The Herald in an interview after going through the certification of his vetting by the vetting committee chaired by C.K Tedem at the party headquarters in Accra that the mark has been set for Tamale.
According to him, the tenet of his campaign is based on the following pillars, self starter , affable, hardworking, and as a strategist who can work to bring more votes from the two hundred and fifty Zongo areas across the country to ensure victory for the party in 2016.
He said among the list of party faithful vying for the position, he is the only tried and tested aspirant who has been at the forefront of Zongo politics across the country.
He said the competition is a test of his loyalty to his supporters and the vast majority of the delegates who will be converging at the Tamales congress.
He said he played a key role in the development of the Nassara club during his student’s activism days in the Ashanti Region.
My brother was at the fore front of Zongo politics in the Asawasi area of the Ashanti Region, he told The Herald