The tussle to capture the youth of National Democratic Congress (NDC) for future political gain is gaining momentum in the main opposition party as Sammy Gyamfi is said to be usurping the powers of the national youth organizer.
The National Communications Officer, according to NDC sources, is organising Tertiary Education Institutions Network (TEIN) programmes of the party in tertiary institutions across the country to win the minds and souls of the youth against the national youth organiser, George Opare Addo ahead of the party’s national elections.
Even though TEIN is supposed to be under the office of the national youth organizer, the national communications officer is vigorously taking over the group and the first of such programmes was at university of Cape Coast.
Apparently, after stepping on a lot of toes during the build up to 2020 general election, the national communications officer, according to NDC sources, has resolved to solidify himself within the youth base of the party because they hold the future as he himself is in the 30s.
To this end, even if the power brokers within NDC dislike him, he will have the support of the youth.
It is gleaned that Sammy Gyamfi is also working hard to unseat George Opare Addo in order to have his way at the party’s Functional Executive Committee (FEC) meetings as it is only the current national youth organiser who apparently curtails his excesses and lack of respect for the elderly.
This paper has gathered that any time Opare Addo is out of town, Sammy Gyamfi together with his allies will quickly organize TEIN programme and make himself a special guest.
The national youth organiser, according to information gathered, is currently in USA where he is cooling off after organizing demonstrations that was boycotted by Sammy Gyamfi.
The latest TEIN programme was at KNUST where the national communications officer addressed young comrades of NDC.
This is after he failed to honour the first invite to TEIN programme that was held at the same university.
Sources within NDC told this paper that Sammy boycotted the last programme because Opare Addo was billed to attend.
Curiously, Sammy Gyamfi’s favourite for National Youth Organizer position, Brogya Genfi was at the first programme at KNUST.
The national communications officer who is an alumnus of KNUST and Unity Hall (Konti) was accompanied to the programme by Abas Nurudeen who is facing a tough re-election battle in Ashanti Region.
This paper is picking information that the next TEIN programme will be in UDS Tamale campus where Northern regional communications officer Abdul-Mumin Alhassan will be leading the preparation.
This is because Sammy Gyamfi is not popular in Northern Region after he accused Haruna Iddrisu and others of betrayal for approving some ministers of President Nana Akufo-Addo.
The Northern Region NDC is said to be controlled by two factions led by Majority Leader Haruna Iddrisu and former MP for Tamale Central Inusah Fuseini and it is rumoured that this sharp division contributed to the party losing about four seats in the Region.