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UNITY IS TRINITY AS BUABEN ASAMOA PICKS NO. 3 POSITION ON BALLOT PAPER


Lawyer Yaw Buaben Asamoa, who political pundits have tipped to become the next general secretary of the New Patriotic Party, picked the number 3 position at the balloting conducted earlier today by the Party ahead of its national executive elections in April.

Having set out to correct the ills that denied the Party of an electoral victory in the last general election, many believe that it is no fluke that the very down-to-earth lawyer picked the no. 3 position, which is the same position the 2012 Presidential Candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, enjoyed in the 2012 general election.

According to members of the Party, Buaben Asamoa’s message of unity is aptly in consonance with the Biblical institution of ‘Trinity’, which depicts oneness between God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  Interacting with some Party sympathisers after the balloting, Lawyer Buaben Asamoa, who many refer to as YB, shared the sentiments of the people. Continue reading

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“I AM SELLING A DREAM OF VICTORY” – YB TELLS DELEGATES


A leading candidate in the race for general secretary of the New Patriotic Party, Lawyer Yaw Buaben Asamoa, has told delegates that he is selling a dream of victory. Speaking to Ekow Annan on Live FM’s News Watch programme, Mr. Buaben Asamoa said he had the privilege of interacting with delegates across the country and from what they had told him, it is clear that they want to win power.

He stated that delegates were aware of what was going on in the country, particularly the fact that the Cedi is on an emergency bed. He explained that according to the delegates it is only the NPP that can govern the country and provide better living conditions for the citizens because the NPP had done it before under the Kufuor administration. He added that delegates want to win power and not only win power but win power and govern this country well.

Mr. Buaben Asamoa who has enjoyed a lot of support amongst delegates in the Western, Ashanti, Brong Ahafo and recently Eastern Region, is tipped to be the next general secretary of the NPP. Unlike his contenders, Mr. Buaben Asamoa is perceived as the unifier that the Party needs in 2016. Delegates are of the view that Mr. Buaben Asamoa is the only contender who does not belong to any of the perceived factions within the Party and therefore when given the nod, he will be able to bring both sides to the table to work together for victory in 2016. Furthermore, Mr. Buaben Asamoa has demonstrated through his hard work in the 2012 campaign that he is more that ready to work with any person in the Party. These and many others are Mr. Buaben Asamoa’s strengths as the race tightens.

When asked how he intends to ensure that the Party wins the 2016 general elections, Mr. Buaben Asamoa stated Continue reading

Buaben Asamoa Leads Online Polls After Vetting


Online polls have become a common way of measuring the opinion of the online community on a particular issue, be it social, political or religious. In recent times, online polls have been used to single out the preferred candidate of a particular online community. It is therefore no surprise that the administrators of the NPP Youth blog titled, The Future Is Now (nppyouth.org), decided to commission Poll Runner to conduct a poll amongst the New Patriotic Party’s online community to determine the said community’s preferred candidate as General Secretary. The Poll Runner online polling platform is noted to be secured, reliable and credible, and is widely used by renowned online pollsters.

The current online poll, which poses the question “Who would be the next general secretary of the New Patriotic Party”, has generated significant interest amongst party members online since it started on February 8, 2014. Voters have to choose between the candidates running for the position of general secretary of the NPP namely, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie (“Sir John”), Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, Yaw Buaben Asamoa (“YB”) and Captain Nkrabea Effah-Darteh.

The race for the position of general secretary of the party officially commenced on Monday, February 10, 2014, when nomination closed and by which time it was expected that all candidates would have filed their nomination forms. Thereafter, the candidates met with the Vetting Committee of the party. A couple of days after the nominations had closed for filing, Mr. Buaben Asamoa took a slight lead in the ongoing online polls. However, after his vetting session today, YB, as he is popularly called, has taken an astonishing lead in the polls.

As at 1pm on February 13, 2014, Poll Runner had recorded 1,172 responses to the said online poll, out of which Mr. Buaben Asamoa polled Continue reading

“No Supreme Court In 2016” – YB To Ashanti Region Delegates


Lawyer Yaw Buaben Asamoa, the leading aspirant in the New Patriotic Party’s General Secretary race in the upcoming April 12 National Executives Council elections, in the last week visited the Ashanti Region as part of his campaign tours around the country.

His campaign in the Region took him to several constituencies including Afigya Sekyere East, Afram Plains, Kumawu, Juaben, Effiduase, Afram Plains, Bekwai, Odotobri, Bosome Freho, Manso Nkwanta, Manso Edubia, Atwima Mponua, Atwima Nwabiagya North, Atwima Nwabiagya South, Asante Akyem North, Asante Akyem South, Asante Akyem Central, Ahafo Ano South East, Ahafo Ano South West, Ahafo Ano North, where he interacted with delegates. He also engaged the leadership of Tescon in the Ashanti Region.

The delegates stressed to Mr. Buaben on the need of the current government to be voted out by all means. They said it was very obvious that the NPP administration was the only administration that could govern the people of Ghana hence the need for the NPP to win in 2016 at all legitimate cost. They expressed concern about how some of the leaders of the party are always in a rush to the media to discuss issues concerning the party thereby putting all of the party’s issues out in the public.

Mr. Asamoah who is also known to many as YB, boldly reiterated to the delegates that his main aim of joining the race was to help the party win elections 2016. He explained that in 2016, there would be no Supreme Court. YB stressed that the party needs to win legitimately at the polling stations just as Dr. Afari Gyan, Chairman of the Electoral Commission said, and which position the Supreme Court has endorsed. The party needs a unifier as a General Secretary, someone who is devoid of factionalism, and someone who knows the stakes of 2016. The party needs YB as its General Secretary to help rotates issues for victory in 2016″

YB, whose campaign theme is “Unity To Protect The Ballot”, urged all members of the party to stay united for victory in 2016 and beyond. He told the delegates that in 2016 all hands will be needed to help protect the ballots at various polling stations since elections are won there and no where else. The protection of the ballot he stressed, is the only true representation of the person Ghanaians want in power.

The delegates agreed with Mr. Buaben Asamoa and assured him of their support. On the issue of party members rushing to the media to voice out their displeasures, Mr. Buaben expressed worry but was elated the elders of the party had admonished members to cease fire on air. He encouraged all members to rally behind the National Council and the various executives who would be elected into office come April 12.

Whilst in the Ashanti Region, YB attended the funeral of the brother of the Fomena Chairman of the party. Present at the funeral was Chairman Wontumi, the newly elected Ashanti Regional Chairman. YB also attended the thanksgiving service of the Ashanti Regional Executives and his presence received the thunderous chants of ‘General Secretary’.

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UNITY TO PROTECT THE BALLOT


The New Patriotic Party’s internal elections have brought up very intelligent themes. This indeed goes to show the crop of people the party is made up of. We take a look at the campaign theme of the soft-spoken legal brain, Mr. Yaw Buaben Asamoah affectionately known as ‘YB’.

‘Unity to Protect the Ballot’ is quite self-explanatory. It reiterates the need for the party to build an unbreakable united front at all levels to encourage and help legitimately capture power in 2016 as were the case of 2000 and 2004.

The message, Mr. Buaben has said, is directed at all party faithfuls and not just delegates. He has strongly stressed over the past few months that when the members of the party are united, it promotes confidence, selflessness and willingness to achieve all the set principles. Continue reading

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