Youth at the Asokwa Branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have asked their colleague delegates to endorse the candidature of Edmund Kyei as the constituency’s first vice chairman.
Making their claim at the recent delegates conference of the party at the Asokwa Youth center, they insisted Edmund Kyei had served the party well in capacities he was assigned to head.
According to them, the time had come for the Vice-Chair nominee, who is the current Communications Director to move a step from the low positions of the party to the mainstream decision-making body of the constituency.
They contended that the Asokwa Constituency had long given the aged the chance to lead the party but insisted the time was ripe for the youth to take over and bring some energy into the rank and file.
Speaking on behalf of the youth group, Mr Tachie Boahen who is popularly referred to as Bishop said ‘the time has come for us in this party to give space to young and vibrant personalities to lead us’.
He stressed the aged in the party had done well by spearheading reforms in the administration of the party.
But, Mr Boahen noted it was time for the youth who have been groomed by the incumbent Chairman, Mr Robert Asare-Bediako to take over the reins of leadership of the constituency.
This, he believed would send strong signals to the youth that there are places for them if they serve the party well.
According to the youth leader, they prefer a person who had taken time to understudy the workings of the party and its leaders to a novice who might be entering the race to now gather experience.
Mr Edmund Kyei, the group leader said had been in the trenches with former and current constituency executives and had taken time to learn the art of leadership.
From 2008 to 2016 Mr Kyei, according to the group had bid his time by undergoing training in the hands of the current Vice-President, Dr Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia and Madam Patricia Appiagyei, the Member of Parliament for Asokwa to administer the constituency smoothly.
Mr Boahen noted the idea of having a holiday clean up exercise was suggested by the Communications Officer and this exercise he maintained had encouraged the youth in the constituency to become participants anytime it is held.
The elections which is expected to be conducted in early January, next year will see current and aspiring members contesting for various executive positions from polling station to constituency levels.