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21.07.2004 Politics

EAGLE to contest 30 parliamentary seats

By GNA

Accra, July 21, GNA - The Every Accountable Ghanaian Living Everywhere (EAGLE) Party on Wednesday said it has revamped its structures to contest for 30 parliamentary seats during Election 2004. Alhaji Alhassan Bene, General Secretary of the Party, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that the Party had strategically selected three seats in each region to contest for.

"We have limited resources to organise a meaningful nationwide campaign, it is, therefore politically expedient to mobilise and fight for constituencies where we have the electoral advantage," he said. He said Election 2004 was a springboard for EAGLE to demonstrate to the whole world its political capabilities and preparedness to capture power in Elections 2008.

"Elections are about strategic planning, mobilising, educating and making disciples of ones political philosophy and mapping-up the best propaganda mechanism to defeat your opponents," Alhaji Bene stated. Addressing the Greater Accra Regional Delegates' Conference at the National Headquarters, Alhaji Bene tasked the Executives to revamp and re-activate the Party's operational machinery, revive its propaganda mechanism and rehabilitate its structures.

He said The EAGLE was out to spring a political surprise, "we have the capabilities to direct affairs of the elections, all our machinery are intact, we are oiling it to hit the campaign trail".

The Delegates endorsed a 13-member Regional Executive Committee to steer it affairs in the Greater Accra Region for the next four yeas. They are; Ms Jemina De Veer, Chairman; Mr Emmanuel Odoi, Vice Chairman; Mr Ebenezer Nartey, Secretary; Mr Elvis Dzirasah, Deputy Secretary; Mr David Cofie, Organiser; Mr Patrick Tetteh Deputy, Organiser; Madam Akwele Mingle, Treasurer and Ms Dorcas Odani, Women's Organiser.

The rest are; Ms Elizabeth Ayitey, Deputy Women's Organiser; Mr Maxwell Brock, Youth Organiser; Mr Augustus Nii Amamtey Antwi, Deputy Youth Organiser; Mr Raphael Dzimah, Propaganda Secretary and Mr Joseph Atipoe, Welfare Officer.

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