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NPP Sweat Over Awuku's Replacement
 
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12-Jun-2017  
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It is now almost certain that the National Youth Organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Sammi Awuku may not lead his party's youth into the 2020 elections which means the party is likely to miss its inspirational and charismatic youth leader in the 2020 elections.

Awuku who has been credited with building a formidable but radical youth group that led the NPP campaign into the 2016 elections is said to be eyeing the position of the National Organizer leaving a huge vacuum to be filled.

On various social media pages the contest is getting heated and some degenerating into name calling, innuendos and insults. It has either been continuity of the impeccable legacy Awuku is leaving behind.

Indeed most followers of the history of the NPP under the 1992 Constitution tout Awuku as one of the greatest youth leaders of the party. For majority of the youth it is an emotional departure for their charismatic youth leader who is also credited with bringing vibrancy and energizing the party youth base.

The thought of him not being the youth leader again is an emotional matter according to some constituency Youth and Regional Youth Organizers who spoke with The New Crusading Guide.

Even though it is rumored that he will be contesting for the National Organizer position of the party he is yet to confirm but even before he does that many party Executives across the country are excited they will be working with him.

But the major questions on the lips of many party followers is who will replace him as they are torn between three formidable contenders; Nana Boakye aka Nana B, Deputy Executive Director of the National Service Scheme, Dominic Kwasi Eduah, incumbent Deputy National Youth Organizer of the NPP and Kamal Deen who is the incumbent Nasara Coordinator of the party.

He is well known among the NPP Youth following his association with Sammi. The student's wing of the party, known as TESCON is no stranger to him. He has served as president of TESCON on the University of Mines and Technology at Tarkwa and later become TESCON president at KNUST. On several occasions, he has mounted the stage to speak at TESCON events motivating the young men and women to work hard for the party.

Dominic Edua is equally no stranger to student's politics as he ably served as Awuku's trusted lieutenant prior to the 2016 elections criss-crossing across the country. He,like Nana B, is seen to be affable and more pragmatic. He is said to be "a guy of few words but with action."

The hold of Kamal Deen in the Zongo communities can not be downplayed as he is credited with delivering votes in those communities to the NPP. "We did not win a lot of seats in those communities but the votes appreciated a lot and so Kamal also deserves commendation," a youth activist told this paper.

"We have a huge challenge now since they are all perfect replacements for Sammi Awuku. We do not know who to vote for. Interestingly, non of them seem to want to depart from the legacy of Awuku so we are encouraged by that," another Regional Youth Executive of the NPP told The New Crusading Guide.


 
 
 
Source: The New Crusading Guide
 
 

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