The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) held its 26th National Delegates Conference on Saturday at Koforidua in the Eastern Region giving the party the opportunity to recount its gains over the last few years.
The party also used the opportunity to elect new leaders to steer the administrative affairs of the NPP for the next four years.
At the end of the election process which lasted over ten hours, acting Chairman of the party, Freddie Blay was given the nod to continue serving in that position, this time, in a substantive capacity.
Freddie Blay polled 3,021 votes as against his closest contender; Stephen Ntim who had 2,515 votes.
The last contender Dr. Richard Amoako Baah polled a paltry 18 votes.
Before the election, Blay was criticised widely for personally procuring 275 buses for every constituency of the NPP; a move described by many as a vote-buying gimmick.
But his spokespersons defended him.
John Boadu wins General Secretary race
John Boadu was also elected as the NPP’s General Secretary.
He polled 4,277 votes to secure the position while his main challenger, Richard Ahiagbah had 1,274 votes.
Sammy Awuku elected as National Organizer
Immediate past National Youth Organizer of the NPP, Sammy Awuku, was also elected National Organizer.
He beat his competitors Sulemana A. Sadik Nabicheinga and Emmanuel Tweneboah Kodua by securing as much as 4,914 votes.
His contenders Sulemana and Tweneboah Kodua had 466 and 146 votes respectively.
Nana B floors opponents to emerge as Youth organizer
The Deputy Executive Director of the National Service Secretariat, Henry Nana Boakye, also known as Nana B, has been elected Youth Organizer of the NPP.
He beat his close contenders, Dominic Eduah and Kamal-Deen Abdulai as he took a comfortable lead in the number of votes received from delegates at the NPP’s 2018 delegate’s conference held at Koforidua in the Eastern Region.
Kate Gyamfua wins National Women’s Organizer
A former Deputy National Women’s Organizer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kate Gyamfua, has been elected as the party’s National Women’s Organizer.
She secured her victory at the party’s National Delegate’s Conference at Koforidua by polling 686 votes as against her only opponent, Joyce Zempare’s 109 votes.
Ex-Hearts Management member, Abdul Aziz, elected Nasara Coordinator
A former Accra Hearts of Oak management member, Abdul Aziz Haruna Futa, also beat competition from 13 others to become the party’s Nasara Coordinator.
He polled 201 votes to win the position.
Abankwa re-elected as National Treasurer
The current National Treasurer, Kwabena Abankwa-Yeboah, also beat his five contenders in the party’s National Delegate’s Conference to retain his position.
He polled 2, 492 votes to emerge the winner.
His closest opponent, Nuhu Bayorbo Mahama, followed closely with 1,050 votes.
F.F. Anto, Asobayire, Omari Wadie elected Vice-Chairpersons
Former National Women’s Organizer, Rita Talata Asobayire, has also been elected as the party’s First Vice Chairperson.
She polled 3,671 votes to beat six other contenders to secure the position.
Fredrick Fredua Anto also known as F.F. Anto, was also elected as the party’s Second Vice Chair with 3,185 votes at the NPP’s National Delegate’s Conference held on Saturday in Koforidua.
Micheal Omari Wadie, who also had the third highest position in the Vice Chairmanship race with 3028 votes, automatically becomes the third Vice Chair of the NPP.