The Director of Elections for the opposition Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC), Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, has stated he’ll, if mandated as Common Secretary, give the celebration a brand new face and a contemporary breath of life.
He declared his intentions to run for the place final month though nominations for varied nationwide government positions have been but to be opened.
Based on Mr Ankrah, working inside the celebration for over 20 years had imbued with him with the mandatory expertise and experiences which make him uniquely certified to assist the celebration win the 2024 normal election from the place of celebration scribe.
“I imagine I’ve the requisite information and expertise, having labored inside the celebration for over 20 years and having understudied Johnson Asiedu Nketia for about 17 years”, he stated
Talking in an interview with the Day by day Graphic, Mr Ankrah said that his 20 years of serving the NDC had imbued with him a wealthy political historical past in management positions with wonderful monitor data to again them up.
Based on him, he has performed many pivotal roles inside the celebration which introduced the celebration to success on various events.
“As a deputy normal secretary in command of operations which implies I headed points about safety and elections, I labored with the group and collectively we gained victory in 2008.
Additionally, in September 2012, I used to be appointed as Marketing campaign Coordinator for the John Mahama presidential marketing campaign which I led and along with the remainder of the group coordinated for 3 months and we gained that election massively and decisively,” Mr Ankrah defined.
Networks and relations
Mr Ankrah additional intimated that holding varied positions over time, had honed his human relations and organisational expertise making him uniquely positioned to convey individuals collectively which might show helpful for the NDC within the upcoming elections.
He stated as a former marketing campaign government for 2 former presidents; particularly John Evans Atta Mills and John Dramani Mahama, coupled together with his function as a former deputy minister of native authorities, he has had the chance to ascertain good relations with members of the grass roots together with metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs) and conventional authorities by means of his travels to all 4 corners of the nation.
“I do very properly with the non secular group.
I’m the primary to ever organise the most important gatherings of all non secular heads of about 1,680 from each single non secular group in 2012 on the Fortress Gardens after I was marketing campaign coordinator.
Additionally, I don’t suppose there’s any main distinguished chief who I don’t have a private relationship with and I’ve good relations with civil society organisations (CSOs)” he stated.
Mr Ankrah added that he additionally had the chance to check the psyche of the youthful era when he served as minister of youth and sports activities, including: “I’ve 4 kids, three of them are college graduates and a part of the Era Z, so I perceive their psyche and I understand how to convey all these individuals collectively.
“These are all networks I can convey to bear on the management of the celebration to offer the celebration a brand new face and contemporary breath of life,” he added.
Mr Ankrah started his life in politics as early as 1994 when he served because the president of the Scholar Consultant Council (SRC) of the College of Ghana until 1996.
After which he gained company expertise working as a Gross sales and Advertising and marketing Consultant at Mechanical Lloyd.
Since 2000, he has served as Deputy Marketing campaign Spokesperson for President John Evans Atta Mills throughout his presidential main and subsequently deputy marketing campaign supervisor within the 2004 normal election.
He has additionally served as Deputy Common Secretary in command of Operations; Deputy Minister of Native Authorities; Marketing campaign Coordinator for the John Mahama presidential marketing campaign; minister of youth and sports activities; minister of state on the workplace of the president; and director of elections.
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