Hanna Bissiw elected nat’l women organiser; Opare Addo is nat’l youth organiser

Dr Hanna Bisiw the NDC National Women Organizer elect

Dr Hanna Bisiw the NDC National Women Organizer elect

The former Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Hanna Bissiw, on Saturday received the nod as the National Democratic Congress (NDC) women’s organiser at the just ended National Women and Youth Conference 2018 at Gomoa Fetteh in the Central Region.

Dr Bissiw polled 446 votes to defeat the incumbent National Organiser, Hajia Zainab Mahama who garnered 252 votes.

Hajia Tara Zakari who was highly tipped to win the contest could only get 16 votes and Margaret Chiravira the fourth contestant getting 11 votes.

Maame Efua Houadjeto was elected the National Deputy Women’s Organiser with Abigail Elorm as her second deputy.

The former Akuapem North Municipal Chief Executive, George Opare Addo polled 523 votes to become the National Youth Organiser to defeat his closest challenger Yaw Brogya Genfi who had 396 votes.

Edem Agbana, a former student leader and Ruth Seddoh emerged National Deputy Youth Organisers after shrugging off challenges from other opponents.

The voting process was to pave way for the election of national executives of the NDC on November 17.

Though the voting process was peaceful, it took the Director of Elections Bede Ziedeng’s several appeals to dissuade supporters of the various candidates to stop campaigning during the voting process in order not to mar the peaceful nature of the elections.

Dr Bissiw in her maiden address assured of working with the grassroots to win power for the NDC in 2020.

According to her, nobody had won or lost the elections of the day and urged the contestants to bury their differences towards working to wrestle power back to the NDC.

Dr Bissiw assured attendants of the conference of travelling the length and breadth of the country and appealed to the delegates to begin reviving the party at the grassroots.

Mr Agbana expressed gratitude to the delegates for the opportunity to serve and assured he would work towards a landslide victory for the NDC in 2020 saying “new methods of coordination will be adopted to galvanise the youth for total victory in 2020”.

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa said the elections are a clear message to the party faithful that the NDC was ready to wrestle power from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and bring to an end, the suffering of the people in the hands of the government.

By LAWRENCE VOMAFA-AKPALU

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