Mr. John Boadu is a Ghanaian accountant, a quantitative analyst, a political realist, and a former NPP General Secretary.
He comes from Assin Fosu in the Central Region of the country.
John Boadu attained a GCE Advanced Level Certificate from the Opoku Ware Secondary School in Kumasi and proceeded to the University of Ghana-Legon, where he read Bachelor of Science (Bsc) in Business Administration (Accounting option).
Mr Boadu worked as the General Manager of Faab Limited and as a Financial Controller at FM Woodtech Limited in the 90s.
He is currently the Secretary of Express Way Microfinance Company Limited, Board Member of the Tema Oil Refinery, Board Member and Chairman of the auditing committee of Guinness Ghana Limited and the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Shokram Company Limited.
NPP: John’s Political Experience
John Boadu is the only officer in the history of the NPP who has served the party in an executive position at all levels.
From being a member of the Danquah-Busia Club in 1991, Mr Boadu became a polling station chairman and agent at the Korle-Bu polling station and then became the Constituency Secretary of the Ablekuma South Constituency.
He was the trainer of trainees in the Greater Accra and Volta Regions for the 2000 elections.
He subsequently occupied the positions of Director of Information and Research for the Greater Accra Region and Finance Officer at the head office of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2001.
He was the National Youth Treasurer from 2002 till 2006 when he became the National Youth Organizer of the party.
He was appointed Deputy Director of Communication from 2011 to 2013. He proceeded to become National Organizer in 2014 and acted as General Secretary in 2015 till he was elected into same position in 2020.
John’s Election Management Experience
In the 2016 and 2020 elections, John Boadu, as general secretary and director of operations and logistics, did not only ensure that adequate resources and campaign logistics were made available to all constituencies and regions, but also that they were made available on time, and were effectively supervised.
He also spearheaded nationwide training workshops and orientation programmes for party officers at the regional, constituency and polling station levels ahead of the general elections of 2016 and 2020, to adequately prepare them for the elections.
It could be argued that some of the evidence of the efficacy of these John Boadu-led training programmes, was the party’s resounding victory in the two general elections.
John Boadu, in the runup to the 2016 general elections, introduced and successfully implemented the “adopt the polling station and constituency campaign” strategy which saw individual members of the Party and organized groups make deliberate efforts in investing resources and logistics in specific polling stations/constituencies they had identified and adopted as part of this campaign.
The most significant achievement of John Boadu in election management for the NPP was the successful roll out of a robust IT architecture (an election management software known as pink sheet tracking system), which made it possible for the Party to collate its nationwide election results from all the 38,000 polling stations in record time of less than 12 hours after the polls.
This is said to be the earliest or fastest collation of elections results undertaken by any political party in this world.
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