The Managing Editor of the New Independent, Mr Andrew Edwin Arthur, has been re-elected as the President of the Private Newspaper Publishers Association of Ghana (PRINPAG).
He was retained after defeating Mr David Tamakloe, Managing Editor of Whatsupnewsghana.com, to emerge the winner in an election held on Friday.
He pulled 32 out of the 50 votes cast while Mr Tamakloe pulled 18 votes.
Declaring the results, the Chairman of the Elections Committee, Mr Ben Assorow, announced that all unopposed candidates had a YES vote of 94 per cent with six per cent NO votes.
They are Mr Michael Antwi-Agyei who won the position of Vice-President; Mr Emmanuel Opare-Djan who was retained unopposed as National Organiser; while Mr Jeorge Wilson Kingson was elected to the newly-created position of Public Affairs Officer.
Speaking after the polls, Mr Assorow commended the members of PRINPAG for their 100 per cent turn-out which is an inspiration to the incoming executives.
He disclosed that the incoming executives shall appoint an acting treasurer till nomination is open for an election to elect a substantive treasurer.
The President-elect, Mr Edwin Arthur, thanked all members for their enthusiasm and overwhelming support at the polls. He reiterated his commitment to the development of the association and assured that he will continue the PRINPAG Agenda of “Re-organisation, Re-branding, and Re-tooling” of the association.
In a statement issued in Accra last Friday PRINPAG said the swearing-in of the newly-elected executives will come off at the end of the month.