The former aide to Alhaji Abubakar Saddique Boniface; the Minister for Inner-City and Zongo Development, Sulemana Alhassan Atakpo has hid to the calls from the grass root members of the Moslem wing of the party to contest for the position of National Nara Coordinator of the party.
After several calls from the grounds to prevail on him to contest, the politician cum business man has decided to listen to the calls of the party people.
Alhassan Sulemana Atakpo made this declaration to media after the emergency NPP congress held in the Ashanti Region over the week end to consider some amendments of the party’s constitution.
He said he took the decision to run after some carefully planned meetings with some leaders of the party.
After the consultations with the elders of the wing, it has come clear that I contest for the position to salvage the wing he said.
He said it about time the activities of the wing are given the needed boost in the affairs of the party.
According to him, with Parliament passing the Zongo Development Fund there is the need for the Nasara wing of the party is brought to the fore.
He took the opportunity to commend the president Nana Addo for establishing the Zongo Development Fund.
He said it about time opportunities are created for the people of Zongos in the country.
He maintained that gone are the days where people from the Zongo areas of the country are considered the tool for working on the land for others to chop.
‘Now Zongos have seen the light we also need the good roads, good schools among others in the country
We cannot be the vehicle for doing the political work and dumped all the time’ he said.
The system where people from the Zongos are engaged to do all manner of jobs but are dumped the very moment the party wins power will be corrected.
Is about time the wing gets a strong voice to fight for the needs of the members and forged ahead in the party he stressed
It is my calling to help my people he added
Profile of Sulemana Alhassan-NPP National Nasara Coordinator Hopeful
NASARA is the Zongo Wing of the NPP Party which roles primarily includes mobilization of members of the Zongo Communities, bringing developmental projects/programmes as well as providing security to the Zongo Communities. As the Party goes to congress in 2018 to elect its National Executives to lead the Party 2020 elections, crucial position that the Party should look at is National Nasara Coordinator. This position is seen politically as an agent of change and therefore, requires an effective and efficient “Game Changer” the holds and reflects the aspiration and hope of the Zongo folds. Indeed, the person should be able to add political value to the NPP brand that will also attract non-Zongo voters.
The next National Nasara Coordinator should be well-connected in the Zongo communities, very influential with excellent communication skills to espouse government/party policies/programmes to Zongo folks and the entire citizenry. He should be a person with proven track records and politically connected to lobby for the Zongo communities.
The Nasara Coordinator should be a “born, live and die” Zongo man who truly understands and appreciate the concerns of the Zongos. He should a Zongo Politician who is well known across the length and breadth of the country and cut across political, religious and tribal divides and can attract significant votes to the Party to consolidate our victory in 2020.
Sulemana Alhassan is one person many political pundits and opinion leaders including Imams and Chiefs of the Zongo Communities consider more suitable to become the next National Nasara Coordinator of the NPP Party. He is a strategic and result-oriented person with an excellent leadership skills. He is a unifier, affable and well connected with the Zongos. He has a strong political and business/corporate network. These skills, competences and experiences are what the next National Nasara Coordinator should possess to lead Zongos of the Party’s in winning election 2020 and beyond.
Political profile of Sulemana Alhassan
As a nephew to the Fulani Chief of Kumasi, Sulemana Alhassan has been an active member of the NPP who has spent all his political life/career serving the Nasara Wing of the New Patriotic party. He has also held many Executive positions especially within the Nasara Wing of the Party since 2000. He was the Deputy Ashanti Nasara Youth Organizer [2004-2008], member of Ashanti Region/Asawasi Constituency Nasara [2000-2008], Northern Region/Salaga Constituency Nasara [2008-2012] National Nasara Communication Team [2008-2012]. He has been a Special Aide to Hon. Boniface Saddique [2004-2016] and also, Operations Director for Dombo Advocacy. Sulemana Alhassan has been part of NPP campaigns since 2000 especially with Asawasi and Salaga Constituencies. During 2008 elections, he was part of the Team sent by then Presidential Candidate Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo [led by Hon. Boniface Saddique] to tour and campaign in all the Zongos across the country. In 2016, he campaigned vigously with Hon.Boniface to win massively the Madina seat. He also supported and campaigned with the CHAMPS and Dream Big Family- V16 groups to that ensured Greater Accra Region won massively in both Presidential and Parliamentary elections. In collaboration with the First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Sulemana Alhassan is currently part of a Training Team [Fifth Delight Foundation] training women and the youth across the country-a programme that has so far trained women and the youth in Greater Accra and the Northern Region. Sulemana Alhassan is competent, affable, firm and strategic and has huge political and corporate/business network that a Nasara Coordinator should possess as a leader.
By: Campaign Team