The All People’s Congress party (APC), will hold its first national delegates congress on Monday, June 13, to elect its maiden substantive national executives and flag bearer to lead the party into the 2016 presidential polls.
The party expects over 3,000 delegates from the across the country to converge on the Accra International Conference Centre at 8am for the congress to be held on the theme “Come on Board; Let’s build Ghana Together”.
Speaking to the Daily Graphic, the Acting General Secretary of the APC, Mr Razak Kojo Opoku, explained that the congress was in accordance with the Political Parties Law 2000 (Act 574) to elect nine national officers.
The positions to be filled are 2016 Presidential Candidate; the Leader/National Chairman; the 1st National Vice-Chairman; the 2nd National Vice-Chairman; the General Secretary; the National Treasurer; the National Organizer; the National Youth Organizer and the National Women Organizer.
It is expected that Mr Hassan Ayariga who led the People’s National Convention (PNC) as its presidential candidate for the 2012 and broke away to form the APC would be elected unopposed to lead the APC as flag bearer.
Mr Razak explained that the party had completed all the constituencies and 10 regional executive elections.
He added that Ghanaians have tried various leaders under the two political parties since independence but due to their lack of proper concept of all-inclusive governance, they have failed to change the economic fortunes of Ghana.
“The rate of poverty is on the ascendency, people are struggling to survive especially under the current two dominant political parties. APC is on the Political landscape of Ghana to offer solutions to change the face of Governance”, he added.
Mr Razak urged all members and supporters of the party to be present in their numbers at this august and historic event. The party has also extended invitations to all the political.
In March this year, the APC received its final certificate from the Electoral Commission, to become the 24th political party in Ghana.
Courtesy of : ghanaweb.com