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The Patriotic Youth Forum is a platform created by various Tescon leaders and youth activists of the NPP across the country. Its core objective is to shape opinions and ensure that decisions from the party are based on accurate research and analytical findings.

It is trite knowledge that the choice of General Secretary is crucial so far as the electoral fortunes of any political party is concerned. In this regard, we have analysed and scrutinized the abilities and capacities of the four candidates vying for the General Secretary position and have come to a firm conclusion that looking at the rudiments that will play out in the 2016 general elections, Lawyer Yaw Buaben Asamoa presents the SAFEST option for the party in our quest to wrestle power from the ruling National Democratic Congress. Our decision is premised on 3(THREE) main findings. Continue reading


Let’s Resource our Party for Victory 2016 – Kwabena Agyepong

The former Presidential Press Secretary and Spokesperson to President Kufour, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, has called on party faithful to remain resolute and steadfast and deliver the party with capable and dedicated executives with pure motives of ensuring a resounding victory for the NPP in 2016.

Kwabena Agyepong, who is aspiring to be General Secretary of the NPP, assured delegates and party faithful of his readiness to work effectively and closely with them when elected, to ensure a resounding victory for the NPP in the 2016 elections. Continue reading

NPP must clear Afoko from “ghostly petition” – Group

Paul Afoko Npp Chair ContestA youth group within the New Patriotic Party, ‘Youth for Afoko’ has asked the party’s vetting committee to hasten their decision on the petition brought against Chairman Aspirant Paul Afoko.

According to the group, disqualifying Paul Afoko on a ‘Ghostly petition’ would spell doom for the party’s chances in 2016.

Below is the full petition by the NPP youth group. Continue reading


The recent charges by Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, Yaw Boateng Gyan and earlier by Lawyer Ayikoi Otoo that the NPP is an Akan party and that non-Akans do not feel very much at home in the Party has re-ignited the long standing debate as to whether NPP is indeed an Akan or a non-Akan party. Some of these propaganda have been narrowed further to the age old perception that the Party is also riddled with an Ashante and Akim rivalry, a topic which I will attend to in my next treatise. However let me deal with the Akanisation issue for now. We can simplistically say that de-akanising the NPP means choosing a non-akan Flagbearer or northernising the Party more and stabilizing it in the Ga lands or making in-roads into the Southern Volta lands. Beautiful and eulogic but do we really think the NPP’s woes are simply based on whether it is Akan or Non-Akan? Again, what is the ethnic composition of Ghana, and who are non-Akans or Akans in Ghana?

The Non-Akan areas in Ghana are the three northern regions, southern parts of Volta Region, Ga, including Dangme and some very small non-akan enclaves in largely Akan areas. Demographically, the people called Akans are found from the upper reaches of the Volta Region, through the Oti and Afram Plains, across Brong Ahafo Region, through Ashanti, Eastern (excluding the Dangme parts), Central and Western Regions of Ghana. The Bawules and Nzemas may be contestable as Akans but I call them Akans because on the other side of the border in Ivory Coast their counterparts there, the Aowins, are considered Akans.  Used very loosely therefore the people of Akan extraction live in the forest regions of modern day Ghana and constitute about 70% of Ghana’s population. Thus, a party, which could be, truly tagged Akan could by right be the dominant party to rule in Ghana, but Continue reading

Polls: Who Leads The Youth Of NPP In 2016?

It is estimated that over 10% of the voter population in Ghana is on Facebook, and out of this percentage, nearly 85% are people between the ages of 18 and 40. In other words, a significant percentage of the Ghanaian youth are on Facebook.

In the last presidential campaign, social media played a key role in how the NPP reached the 10% voter population on Facebook. In 2016, it is expected that the numbers would have increased and it will take a leader who understands the impact of social media to use same for his/her campaign.

Social media and particularly Facebook is very relevant to the ongoing youth organizer race in the NPP. It is interesting to note that all the candidates for the youth organizer position are on Facebook and are hardly campaign. These polls seek to find out who the online community to prefer as the next NPP Youth Organizer. The Future Is Now is very much interested in the outcome of these polls and so are its readers.

Share your opinion here: Who Leads The Youth Of NPP In 2016?


Aspiring General Secretary of the NPP, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, has congratulated the National Council of the Party, for its decision to “centralize” the Party’s Annual National Delegates Conference, saying “it is reflective of the concerns and aspirations of the mass membership and support base of the NPP”.

The National Council of the NPP, at a special meeting held at the Alisa Hotel in Accra on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, decided that the National Annual Delegates Conference of the Party be held at Tamale, in the Northern Region. The Council also postponed the Conference from the proposed March 1st, 2014 to April 12, 2014.

It will be recalled that the National Executive Committee of the NPP, led by the current Chairman, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey proposed to “decentralize” the up-coming delegates’ conference by holding it simultaneously in the 10 regions of the country. Continue reading

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