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Wereko-Brobby Joins NPP Race


Charles Wereko Brobby

Charles Wereko Brobby

DR. CHARLES Wereko-Brobby, the Presidential Candidate of the United Ghana Movement (UGM) in the 2000 elections, is lacing his boots to become the next National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

He has vowed to lead the party to victory, DAILY GUIDE has gathered from sources close to him. Dr. Wereko-Brobbey, popularly known as Tarzan, formed the UGM in 1996 after he publicly left the NPP. He was appointed Chief Executive of the Ghana@50 Secretariat that was responsible for planning Ghana’s 50th Jubilee in 2007.

DAILY GUIDE gathered that Tarzan will grab nomination forms from the NPP headquarters as soon as the party makes them available next month and will slug it out with other NPP notables that have expressed an interest in the chairmanship position.

He will be competing against Stephen Ntim; a former National Vice Chairman of the NPP, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey; a former NPP Regional Chairman and National Campaign Manager, Felix Owusu-Agyepong; former Majority Leader and NPP Parliamentarian, and Sammy Crabbe; Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the NPP.

Whispers of Tarzan’s intention to contest the NPP Chairmanship position have been received with mixed responses. While his critics raise questions as to when he rejoined the party, that is if he had even done so at all, and whether or not he is a paid up member of the NPP, others have expressed confidence in him and described him as a “workaholic and strategic schemer” whose attitude to work will be of enormous worth to the party.

He is a dramatic politician with a striking personality, a diplomat, an academic and a business man. Dr. Wereko-Brobby started his political career in 1993 at the dawn of the Fourth Republic and was a frontline activist of the Alliance For Change (AFC), a political pressure group that organized a series of demonstrations against the Jerry Rawlings-led Administration.

He is famous for having set up Radio Eye in 1994 and for being a defender of press freedom, which was then lacking in Ghana. Dr. Wereko-Brobby is popularly touted as a ‘no-nonsense-man’ and has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Solar Energy Engineering as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Fuel and Combustion Engineering, both from the University of Leeds, UK.

He also wields a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Middlesex, Hendron, UK and is a Fellow of the Institute of Petroleum, and a Research Fellow in Management Science at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London.

Source: dailyguideghana

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