The National Service Scheme has extended a congratulatory message to its Deputy Executive Director, Henry Nana Boakye following his victory at the just ended New Patriotic Party (NPP) National Delegates Conference.
Nana B, as he is affectionately called, garnered a total of 423 votes against his two contenders, Dominic Eduah and Kamal-Deen who both polled 245 and 102 votes respectively, to earn the position of the National Youth Organiser of the NPP.
In a post on Facebook, the team lauded him for his outstanding performance even in the face of having to combine both responsibilities; work and campaign. His victory, according to them, is only evidence of the mantra “Nyame nsa wom”.
“The race started subtly, took turns and turns and finally settled on last Sunday. To persevere is to be inspired to win nevertheless. The efforts to combine work and campaign has been such a herculean task, one that demands an extra strength from above. It is not strange then that, the trendy mantra “Nyame nsa wom” became a fervent prayer….The horse was prepared for battle but victory came from the Lord”, the post said.
It continued, “We at Ghana National Service acknowledge your efforts and congratulate you for a victory won. Indeed Nyame nsa wom”.
Nana Boakye takes over the youth leadership mantle from Sammy Awuku who served in that position.
Dominic Eduah, who many perceived to be the most likely candidate for the position was the Deputy Youth Organizer to the outgoing Youth Organizer, Sammy Awuku.
It was believed that with the exit of Sammy Awuku, Eduah would be chosen to naturally take over, but the delegates had a different idea.
Nana Boakye had previously served as the Head of Programmes and Events within the NPP National youth wing, and was also a member of the Strategic Communications team for election 2016.
He was among the founding members of TESCON at the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) in 2004.
He acted as the TESCON President at the school for the 2004/2005 academic year, and went on to become the TESCON President at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Nana B is also a founding member of the Movement for Change group.