The General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu has been elected as the Vice President of the Democratic Union of Africa (DUA).
The successful election of Mr. Boadu took place yesterday Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in Accra during the conference of the DUA and the International Democratic Union (IDU) encapsulating some 18 countries from across the world.
Announcing Mr. Boadu’s election, the National Organiser of the NPP, Sammi Awuku expressed confidence that Mr. Boadu will excel in the new role, by helping to provide the strategic direction that the Democratic Union of Africa and all the Centre-Right Political Parties are yearning for.
‘’I am confident you will excel in your new role and help provide the Strategic direction that DUA and all the Centre – Right Political Parties in Africa are craving for’’ he said.
Mr. Awuku assured that the NPP will support and aid Mr. Boadu to succeed in his new role saying ‘’we in the NPP are proud of you and will give you our maximum support to enable you achieve as Vice Chairman of the DUA’’.
The Democrat Union of Africa was formed over 20 years ago as a working association of democratic parties in Africa and like-minded political parties, foundations and think-tanks with centre to centre-right leanings. It provides a common platform for all these stakeholders to share ideas on matters of policy and to establish the necessary links, as well as to speak with one strong voice in furtherance of its objectives of promoting democracy and centre to centre-right philosophy on the continent of Africa.
The need to take stock and re-examine the activities of DUA after two decades of existence in order to ascertain the extent to which its primary objectives are being met and make the Union more attractive to other parties on the continent, is what has necessitated the meeting in Ghana.
The conference looked at ways of rejuvenating the Union to promote the goals and aspirations of the African people. It is expected that the next 3 years shall be used to pursue this agenda of rejuvenation.