The Campaign Team for Mary Posch-Oduro, an aspiring candidate for National Treasurer position for the New Patriotic Party has expressed with great joy the endorsement of their candidate by the GHASPORA in Germany. Even though the Team was not surprised at her endorsement, the Team believes it came at the right time that the Party needs to reward and appreciate the significant contributions of competent and loyal party faithfuls in the Diaspora.
This, the Campaign Team believes would ensure all inclusiveness in the Party’s internal governance system. In a press statement released on Monday 7th August, 2017 by Mr. Kwaku Appiah on behalf of Ghaspora Foundation an NPP group in Germany which was published on www.vexaplusnews.com partly reads ” This is to certify that Mrs. Eileen Mary Posch-Oduro is a founding member of Ghaspora Foundation, a registered corporate entity both here in Germany and Ghana”. Highlighting some of the attributes of Mama Mary, the statement further said ” Her contributions in financial matters and decision making is second to none”.
The NPP as a democratic Party has many branches outside Ghana that contribute significantly to the growth of the party especially in electioneering campaigns. In 2016 for instance, the GHASPORA Branches played very significant roles in ensuring the Party won resoundingly with a one touch victory. Thus, the Team believes having a competent and a loyal person from the GHASPORA fraternity like Mama Mary Posch-Oduro as the next National Executive would bring some level of balance in the National Leadership composition of the Party.
Our candidate Mama Mary has been a staunch member of the NPP both in Ghana and Germany since 1993. She is a founding member of the Germany Branch of NPP and has contributed significantly in all elections held under the forth Republic. She has personally sponsored and taken part many campaigns in the Volta, Northern, Upper West, Greater Accra, Brong Ahafo and Ashanti Regions. She has led and been part of many door-to-door campaigns in these regions. Besides her financial contributions to the Party in the last general elections, she worked selflessly with Dormaa West Constituency with the then Parliamentary Candidate, Alhaji Maiga. She also worked with Dream Big Family, a volunteering group under V16 to campaign in many parts of Greater Accra Region.
If at least elections 2020 is all about consolidation of votes, we believe what the Party needs now is a strategic fundraiser and a mobilizer who is well connected both home and abroad to fuel the Party machinery at the grassroots. Mama Mary has demonstrated this quality since 1993 and both her excellent works and commitment are known by all including the Presidency and the Party Executives. We the Campaign team believe the endorsement by GHASPORA is one of the many to come. We also believe soon, many of the Party grassroots and Constituencies she has worked with as well as party bigwigs would also endorse and throw their support for her. Indeed, this would confirm the appreciation of the numerous contribution by GHASPORA whilst ensuring collectiveness and inclusiveness of them at the National level.
By: Elliot A. Asante (Campaign Team)