Members of the German chapter of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), which won Ghana’s presidential election in December, will celebrate their victory on Saturday, 11 February.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his third attempt defeated incumbent President John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress at the 7 December election, marking the first time in Ghana’s history that a sitting president would be defeated.
President Akufo-Addo was sworn into office at a ceremony in Accra on 7 January.
The peaceful transition of political power cemented Ghana’s reputation as the gold standard of democracy in Africa.
The NPP Germany Victory Party, which will be attended by members from across Germany and special guests from Accra, will take place in Düsseldorf on 11 February.
NPP’s Deputy General Secretary, Nana Kobiri Boahene, and its Youth Organiser, Mr Kwame Baffour, are billed to address the gathering.
According to Emmanuel Beko, one of the organisers of the Victory Party, the party’s German chapter will send a message to President Akufo-Addo at the event, which is that the next Ghanaian Ambassador in Germany should be a person who has lived in the country and speaks German fluently. This, party members in Germany, believe will enable the envoy represent Ghana effectively and serve the interests of Ghanaians in the country well.
NPP Germany played an active role in the campaign that brought Nana Akufo-Addo into office. The chapter donated 50,000 euros to the president’s campaign.
The NPP Germany Victory Party will feature such activities as a lecture where issues pertinent to the development of Ghana will be discussed. Members will also rub minds on how Ghana’s Diaspora can make contributions to the government of President Akufo-Addo.
Party members are expected to turn out in the party’s colours for the occasion.
Venue: New Life Fellowship Church, Albertstr. 83, 40233 Düsseldorf
Time: 1 pm – 11 pm
Obiri Yeboah (NPP Chairman, Düsseldorf), 01521 214 5810
Emmanuel (“Mr. Gunter”) Beko, 01521 155 8338
Music will be provided by DJ Principal.