The Democratic Party (DP) President Nobert Mao was on Saturday elected Secretary General of the Democratic Union of Africa (DUA) in an election which took place during the Organization’s general meeting that was held virtually via zoom.
The meeting attracted participants from Central right political parties from across the African continent and was addressed by Ghanaian President Nana Akufo Addo who doubles as the Organization’s patron.
Mao will serve for three years alongside the other elected officials.
Namibian Leader of Opposition, Rt Hon McHenry Venaani was elected Chairman and is deputized by Hon John Boadu, the Secretary General of Ghana’s ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Hon Narend Singh from South Africa’s Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) was elected Treasurer while four Regional Vice Presidents were also elected. They include; Hon Nick Salat from Kenya (KANU), Dr Elias Chakwera from Malawi (Malawi Congress Party), Dr Agbo Emmanuel from Nigeria (People’s Democratic Party) and Hon Rahhal El Makkaoui from Morocco (Independence Party).
The Democratic Union of Africa (DUA) is an association of democratic parties in Africa and like minded political parties of the centre and center right.
Founded in Dakar, Senegal in 1997, DUA is affiliated to the global International Democrat Union (IDU).
The Democratic Union of Africa provides a forum in which parties holding similar beliefs can come together and exchange views on matters of policy and organisational interest so that they can learn from each other, act together, establish contacts and speak with one strong voice to promote democracy and centre, center right policies around Africa.
DUA was formed with a belief that the democratic society provides individuals with conditions for political liberty, personal freedom and equality of opportunity under the rule of law.
DUA promotes a culture of pluralistic competition, enterprise and socially oriented market economy.