[dropcap]H[/dropcap]uman Rights Advocate and Activist, Mr Christopher Selorm Ankou has released his poster on social media which clearly affirms that he is ready to contest for the position of the Madina Constituency General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Greater Accra Region.
[ads1]Mr. Ankou who spoke to Awake News earlier in an interview said the current executive of the party has failed the party and the people in the constituency, hence the need to crop new leaders that can help recapture the Madina seat from the ruling NPP.
“Let our leaders in the constituency better represent us. The current executives have failed not only the party but the people of Madina and the people need a new crop of executives they can trust and who have the interest of the people and party at heart.” – He said
According to him, Madina NDC needs a different kind of leadership and face to inspire hope in the youth and members of the party and that “with this current secretary having failed us all terribly, some of us have decided to demonstrate the commitment to party work by giving ourselves for the job”
He is also with great optimism that the NDC is heading for a total victory in 2020 with the ongoing reorganization agenda.
Afrikavi (African Child) as popularly known, is a passionate advocate for the observance and preservation of the fundamental rights and freedoms of all people especially the vulnerable and marginalized on the African continent.
He has been a member of the opposition National Democratic Congress who has exhibited his loyalty to the party since 1992.
Who is Chris Ankou?
Brief Personality Profile
Christopher Selorm Ankou, also known as Afrikavi is a Human Rights Advocate and Activist who’s passion is to advocate for the observance and preservation of the fundamental rights and freedoms of all people especially the VULNERABLE and MARGINALIZED on the African continent.
He is a versatile young man, result driven with methodical and Pragmatic leadership and Problem-solving skills, dependable and reliable in supporting and enabling team effort to produce genuinely sustainable developments.
He is a highly articulate, confident and persuasive team builder who is able to motivate and communicate to achieve exceptional performance.
Chris is a youth activist of the National Democratic Congress and does a lot of his political activities in the Madina Constituency.
Brief Political Profile
Chris has been a sympathizer of the NDC since he moved to Madina in 1992.
He became an active grassroots participant of the NDC in Madina since 2005.
He was an active member of TEIN-KNUST from 2005 to 2009 whiles a student at KNUST.
Chris represented the NDC as a regular panel member on Focus FM, a campus-based radio station from 2007 to 2009
Chris was instrumental in bringing together colleague students who also live in Madina during the 2008 elections who were used as polling observers in Madina.
Chris also worked as the personal Aide and Secretary to the MP, Hon. Amadu Sorogho between 2009 and 2013 before joining the Ghana Education Service.
He played a major operational role during the registration of party members in the Madina constituency prior to the 2012 general elections
He was a member of the 2012 House to House Campaign Team in the Madina Constituency.
In his belief that Madina Constituency needed a new face, he joined the then Lawyer Sosu campaign team as the director of communication of the team during the 2015 NDC parliamentary primaries. He is credited as a key strategist in the campaign that saw the first time candidate lose by a very slim margin amidst controversies.
Believing that all did not go well with the Madina primaries, Chris and a team of members of the party petitioned the hierarchy of the party to seek redress but was unsuccessful as the party believed the incumbent was competent to retain the seat.
As a true party man, he quickly facilitated the reconciliation process between disgruntled party members and the then parliamentary candidate of the Madina Constituency.
Through his show of good faith and a true lover of the party, he became a campaign coordinator and member of the 2016 campaign team in the Constituency who worked largely in the rural areas and Zongo of Madina.
He was part of a special team that was sent to support Hon. Dr. Francis Dakora (then NDC candidate) in JIRAPA constituency during the 2016 elections.
He was appointed Director of Communication for AGENDA FOR MAHAMA (AFM), an NDC pressure group in Accra.
Chris is a member and Spokesperson for the NDC MISSIONARIES
Chris was a member of a special research team sent to UCC to interact with members of TEIN and Patrons after the NDC defeat in 2016.
Brief Educational Background
He attended Gospel International Primary and JSS, Madina, 1992 to 1999.
He attended Bishop Herman College, Kpando, 2000 to 2002.
He has a Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Institute of Commercial Management, England.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from KNUST, Kumasi.
He is a final year postgraduate student of LAW (LLB) at the Gimpa Law School, Accra.
He is also a Masters Candidate in Public Affairs at the University of Ghana, Legon.
Source: AwakeAfrica.com | Efo Korsi Senyo