The United Front Party (UFP), a Kumasi based political party, has unanimously acclaimed its founder Nana Agyenim Boateng, who is known in public circles as Gyataba as its 2016 flag-bearer.
The event, an elaborate and neatly organized one, drew about 2,000 people consisting of delegates and observers across the country to the Apatakese of the Center for National Culture in Kumasi.
With impressive background music which was being dished out by a special group made up of visually and physically impaired persons, delegates begun the congress in a hearty mood as they danced and sang to herald the arrival of their flag-bearer.
At exactly 12midday, Nana Agyenim Boateng dressed in an exquisite brown suit descended on the grounds as party members and delegates who were equally adorned in their red, white and black t-shirts welcomed him with deafening cheers.
In a carefully structured program which was laced with intermittent musical interludes from the special band and a Borbor group, Mr Lawrence Sarpong, Ashanti Regional Deputy Elections Officer administered the oath of office to the national executives of the party.
In an interesting twist, the founder, Nana Agyenim Boateng still held on to his status as National Chairman of the UFP.
With all the executives going as unchallenged candidates, Prince Moses Zakaria, Joana Antwi- Agyei and Enoch Anane held on to the positions of General Secretary, Women’s organizer and Treasurer respectively.
The UFP party which has a key as its symbol of authority, also by popular acclamation had Noah Annor, Ampofo Fred and Cann K Boamah as its National Organizer, Second Vice and First Vice-chairmen respectively.
Mr Ernest Amoah Awuah, who drew loud applause from delegates, was acclaimed Youth Organizer of UFP, while Habiba Mohammed also held on to the position of Deputy Women’s Organizer.
Mounting the podium after swearing the oath of office with his fellow national executives, Nana Agyenim Boateng, the acclaimed flag-bearer promised to work to win political power for the UFP.
According to him, the UFP, a youth dominated party was ready with policies that would ensure employment for the youth, as he described them as agents of change.
He pledged his commitment to embark on politics of issues, stressing the time of using hate speech and tribalism as a tool for campaigning was past.
The UFP flag-bearer promised to deploy the huge potentials in the party’s membership to wage a decent campaign in a bid to win the upcoming general election in December.
Earlier on in the day, some aspiring members of parliament of the party took turns to address the party folk with some promising to wage decent campaigns towards annexing the seats in their respective constituencies.