Bright Nudokpo-Honu, a Deputy National Youth Organizer Aspirant of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has promised to work toward ending the neglect of the party youth if elected.
According to him, the strength of the party is at the grassroots and youth wing but they are often neglected when the party wins elections.
He said: “No society can develop without the contributing of the youth and so is our party NDC. We are always neglected and forgotten when we are in power. So i am seeking the mandate of our youth to correct that mistake. It is not about giving us money but the opportunities is what I stand for.”
Bright made the promise on Thursday in Accra after he was vetted for the youth national conference scheduled for October 20, this year.
He said, when elected he would work to bridge the gap between the young and the top leadership, adding that, ” this will ensure the youth wing of the party enjoy the full benefits of their membership.”
The Deputy National Youth Organizer aspirant noted that, the youth has been left out of decision making in the party and that he is in to correct such lapses to make the youth contribution vital.
“When you look at the NDC Constituency there are clear roles of the youth members, but thy don’t enjoy when we have the power. Despite we bing the future leaders and strength of the party at the grassroots, it is sad the youth aren’t being empowered,” he lamented.
He expressed the concern that the trend, is making the party unattractive to the young generation for which reason he needed the mandate of the youth to end that trend in the party.
Bright who described himself as “the grassroots man” said, the party youth front needs his style of leadership which sought to empower the youth and prepare them to own and take up challenging roles in the party.
In addition to his vision, he said, he would ensure that the party has a data base of the youth to monitor their progress in life and support them with in their field of endeavors, stating, “this will make the NDC strong at the grassroots level.”
Bright is in the race with Eleven others including former SRC President of the University of Ghana, Edem Agbana and Ruth Seddoh, the only female Deputy Youth Aspirant who contested in 2014 but lost.
He is however confident of winning the race considering his roles as a party youth in Akatsi South and TEIN front.
He, therefore, called on all NDC youth to buy into his vision and rally behind him for the Deputy Youth Organizer Position and that they should look at #5 on the ballot and vote for him to serve the youth.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba