The Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Koku Anyidoho, has been elected as the Vice Chair of the Council of African Political Parties (CAPP) and the Chair of West Africa.
Mr Anyidoho’s election took place at the Third General Assembly meeting in Khartoum, Sudan, from August 19 to 20. He will serve for a four-year term in both offices.
He was elected as one of the five vice chairpersons with the other four also serving as chairpersons for East Africa, North Africa, Central Africa and the South Africa sub- Regions.
Mr Anyidoho, who made these known in an interview with the Daily Graphic last Monday, said Nigeria’s Dr Mrs Hajia Ramatu Tijani Aliyu from the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) was also elected as the new Chairperson of CAPP for a four-year term.
He said Dr Mrs Tijani Aliyu beat off very stiff competition from the incumbent Chairman, Mr Davis Mwilla, the current General Secretary of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) in Zambia.
Prior to his election as a Vice Chairman of the council and also the Chairman for West Africa, Mr Anyidoho was elected to serve on both the Executive Committee and the Standing Committee of the council.
The CAPP, which was founded in 2013 as an umbrella body for the two major political parties in all democratic African countries, has its permanent secretariat in Khartoum, Sudan, and it is run by the General Secretary, Dr Al Nafie Al Nafie, a Sudanese national who retained his position unopposed.
Member countries present at the General Assembly meeting included host nation Sudan, Ghana, Nigeria, Mali, Senegal, Niger, South Sudan, Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Ethiopia, Chad, Djibouti, Malawi, Mozambique, Libya , Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and the Comoros.