Ashanti NDC Chairman Retained

Mr. Yaw Obimpeh, Ashanti Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) retained his seat at the party’s regional congress.

He polled 244 votes out of 415 against his other contestants Thomas K. Braimah, who polled 165 votes and Mr. Dominic Anomah who also managed with only four votes, while Mr. Raymond Tandoh, who was the acting regional secretary, was given the nod for the position having polled 349 votes to beat Mike Amedior, who had 63 votes.

The Regional Organiser, Alhaji Saani Jnr retained his seat with 214 votes to shrug off Rashid Alhassan, who secured 126 votes, Samuel Owusu Kamkam, three votes, Eric Obeng Adutwum, 42 votes and Kwaku Aninkura, 33 votes.

Contrary to earlier rumors that the exercise would be marred by violence, it rather turned out to be peaceful.

Mr. Andrews Augustus and Mr. Attivor Sawyer polled 254 and 114 to win the First-Vice Chairman and Second-Vice Chairman seats respectively.

Kwame Zu, polled 266 votes to win the Deputy Secretary seat, beating Godwin Dela Larho, 110, Samuel Pinkra, 17 and Musah De-Graft Coleman, 14 votes, in the process.

Isham Alhassan had the Deputy Organiser position by polling 232 votes to beat Ibrahim Jargisu, 75 votes, Eric Opoku Asamoah, 24 votes, Musah Zakari, 23 votes, Andrews Adusei, 19, and Emmanuel Adjei, 14 votes respectively.

The incumbent Propaganda Secretary, Justice Alpha lost to Samed Akalilu who obtained 246 votes to emerge the winner.

Solomon Anane, won the Deputy Propaganda Secretary with 84 votes against Robert Owusu, 81, Alex Yaw Opoku, 72, Joseph Salifu, 62, Nayar Suleman, 55, Cecilia Tumutuo, 28 and Opoku Boasiako, eight votes.

Alhaji Justice Ibrahim polled 203 to become the Treasurer, Ama Ramsion, Deputy Treasurer after polling 182 votes against Edith Amamo, 167, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulla, 47 and Musa Salam, 19 votes.

In his acceptance speech, Mr. Obimpeh thanked the delegates for the confidence reposed in him and asked that they close their ranks since the election was over, and work in unison to realise the target they have set for the region in 2016.

On his part, the General Secretary of the NDC, Mr. Asiedu Nketia, expressed confidence in the elected executives and said he was hopeful they could win 30 per cent of votes in the region for the party in 2016.

From Kingsley E. Hope & Gideon Botwe,  Kumasi


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