The Administrator of the Youth Wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Kwame Asafo-Adjei Ayeh, has been elected as the Vice-Chairman of the International Young Democrat Union (IYDU) in a Council meeting held in Munich, Germany, on Saturday.
The NPP nominated Mr Asafo-Adjei to contest for the position of IYDU Vice Chairman on July 30, 2021, and he went into the contest with 20 other candidates from IYDU member organisations worldwide.
Mr Asafo-Adjei secured a landslide victory in the contest which had delegates drawn from more than 127 member organisations in 81 countries across the world.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference could not have a lot of delegates attending in person and Ghana was represented by Martin Kofi Acheampong and Kwadwo Baah Agyeman whilst all other delegates and participants joined via Zoom.
The IYDU is a global alliance of centre-right political youth organisations, which are united by a common desire for greater individual freedoms and governmental non-interventionism. The IYDU is the official youth network of the International Democrat Union (IDU).
A statement signed by NPP Youth Organiser, Henry Nana Boakye, aka Nana B said, “Mr Asafo-Adjei’s victory comes as no surprise given his enviable international and domestic reputation in youth development, governance, and political mobilisation.”
The statement added that “he currently heads the directorate of international relations at the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO). He previously served as an Associate Policy Officer in the office of the Secretary-General of the African Union (AU) Commission in Addis Ababa and is currently a member of the Elections Committee of the Young Democrat Union of Africa (YDUA).
“The Vice Chairman-elect was a member of the Ghanaian delegation to IYDU Freedom Forum 2019 in Rabat, Morocco, and also part of the Ghanaian delegation to Grand Bassam, Cote d’Ivoire for the formation of Young Democrats Union of Africa (YDUA) and holds an MBA in Marketing, MA in Public Relations, Executive Masters in Social Media Communications and MA in International Relations and Diplomacy.”
Nana B on behalf of the NPP Youth Wing congratulated him and wished him well in this important position.