A 42 year-old Real Estate Developer Eric Nii Lomoh was on Saturday elected as the Adentan Constituency Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
He polled 1,252 votes out of 2,204 to defeat the incumbent Baba Zakaria who had 788 votes and another contestant Francis Andoh Quainoo who garnered 165 votes.
Other elected executives were, Moses Kwadwo, vice Chairman; Larry Nana Arkins, secretary; Gabriel Blair, deputy secretary; Ken Sefa Karikari, treasurer; Edem Drah, deputy treasurer and Eric Paddy, organiser.
The rest were Rafeal Kofi Antoh, deputy organizer; Chris Courtyard, communication officer; KarimatuFusseini, deputy communication officer; Nafiu Kamal, Zongo caucus and Benjamin Nii Boye. Hajia Hanifa, Cecilia Akpene, Bernard Agyeman, Ivy Boateng and Sylvester Amuzu were all elected executive members.
The election, supervised by the Electoral Commission delayed due to problems with the ballot papers, thus started at 2pm and ended at 10pm.
Mr Lomoh after his declaration vowed to do everything possible in his power to re-unite the party to regain the seat in 2024.
According to him, the massive show of support from the delegates symbolised the change they were yearning for and that it was not his victory but victory for Adentan.
The newly elected chairman who was the former youth organiser of the party expressed gratitude for the trust and confidence reposed in him and urged the party faithful, sympathisers and well-wishers to remain calm and foster harmony and unity to re-build NDC.
“The work begins from today, till December, 2024 to get the victory needed for NDC collectively to rebuild the country, my first priority is to construct a party office to serve as permanent secretariat, party faithful, loyalties and benevolent Ghanaians have started contributing building materials for the project which will soon commence to give executives befitting office to operate from.
“The time has come to give the youth who form the majority in Adentan chance to actively participate in decision making since the future belongs to them that is why they have shown clearly they are taking over the reins of the party,” Mr Lomoh noted.
He hinted that an orientation programme would be organised for the elected members based on the constitution of the party to enable them to understand their duties and roles towards giving more power to the branches to increase membership.
BY: LAWRENCE VOMAFA – AKPALU