The Western Regional branch of the Convention People’s Party (CCP) on Sunday, held its delegate’s, congress and also elected new officers to steer the affairs of the party for the next four years.
Kwabena Tumi won the position of Regional Chairman. He polled 162 votes to beat Alfred Mussey, who got votes 48 votes.
Michael Andoh scooped 144 votes to beat Emmanuel Nator who got 67 votes for the Regional Organiser. James Tetteh Ehiawey bagged 139 votes to beat Isaac .K. Annan who got 72 votes, to become the Regional Youth Organiser.
After the Electoral Commission officials had announced the results, Mr. Mussey embraced his competitor, Mr. Tumi, and congratulated him for the victory.
Rash Gomel, Thomas Tigane and Akua Kuudeb were elected unopposed to as Regional Secretary, First Vice Chairman and Second Vice Chairman, respectively.
The Chairman of CPP, Samia Yaaba Nkrumah, who swore in the new executive members, tasked them to be loyal to the CPP and abide by its constitution.
Earlier, in his address, the outgoing Regional Chairman of the CPP, Samuel Etroo, encouraged party members to elect officers, who were committed to work hard and uplift the image of the party.
He said there was the need to elect new officers who were committed to ensuring effective leadership for the CPP stressing, “we need quality leaders to lead the party and also redeem Ghanaians from their current challenges.”
Mr. Tumi thanked Bright Akwetey for rejuvenating the Sekondi, Essikadu and Effia offices. He further commended and the former Regional Chairman, Samuel Etroo, General Secretary, Ivor Greenstreet, Ms. Nkrumah and Dr. Abu Sakara, for the various support they had given to the party in the region.
He assured the delegates that the new executives would continue to visit them as they worked to promote the welfare of the party.
Elections, he told the delegates, had its own consequences arguing that, “if we elected competent leaders, we would get results, but, if they elected an ineffective leader, we will get disastrous results.”
“It is my fervent hope that this meeting will awaken our spirit of comradeship and also rekindle our hope to recapture our members and our past glory.”
Nana Abaka, a former aspiring parliamentary candidate for the Effia Kwesimintsim constituency, who chaired the function, commended the CPP for a successful election.
He said “Ghanaians were yearning for a new brand of leadership which, he believed, the party can effectively provide.
Ghana, he noted, was at “a crossroad characterised by social problems, massive corruption, neglect, economic mess, with many people losing hope in governance.”
From Clement Adzei Boye, Fijai