Former Municipal Chief Executive of Akuapem North, George Opare Addo has formally declared his intention to run as National Youth Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The aspiring Youth Organiser made his intentions known at a press conference held on Tuesday at the Summit Lodge in Koforidua.

Speaking to teeming supporters most of whom were constituency Youth Organisers, George Opare Addo, popularly known as Pablo said his desire to contest for the position stems from his desire to see the NDC return to power in 2020.

"Last year, during my 'Listening Tour', I had the opportunity to listen first hand the concerns of many Constituency Youth Organisers and party faithfuls on their thoughts on returning the party to power. Their desire to see a vibrant, resilient and hard-working Youth Wing was inspiring. We agreed that for the NDC to return to power, the Youth will play a large role hence a capable person must lead the Youth Wing," he said.

According to him, his decision did not come lightly. He said,"I had to fully assess the situation and held multiple consultations to arrive at this decision. I have measured myself and believe I am prepared to lead a Youth Desk capable of leading the charge against this incompetent and inept government of the NPP."

 He added that there is only one agenda he will be pursuing as National Youth Organiser: to ensure the National Democratic Congress is voted back into power.

The former MCE also used the occasion to address issues surrounding the registration of the National Identification Cards.

According to him, "the refusal of the NIA to register Ghanaians with Voter ID cards is a deliberate attempt to prevent people from getting their Ghana cards and must be condemned by all well-meaning Ghanaians.

He said the recent dismissal of the Director of the Birth and Death Registry in the Volta Region smacks of a hidden agenda by the ruling party. 

Interacting with journalists after the presser, he said he has committed himself with the task of seeing the NDC enter the Flagstaff House in 2020.

The occasion also saw many youth organizers openly declaring their support for his candidature.

The aspiring Youth Organiser has served twice as MCE, first under Prof John Evans Attah Mills and President John Mahama.

He is also a two-time parliamentary candidate for Okere Constituency, in 2008 and 2012. He holds a degree in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Ghana.

He also holds an Executive Masters in Governance & Leadership from GIMPA as well as an LLB from the same institution. He is currently a Bachelor of Law candidate at the Ghana School of Law.

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