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General News of Saturday, 1 September 2018


Yammin causes ‘confusion’ with macho men at NDC’s Ashanti Regional elections

There was confusion at the Twebeboah Kodua Senior High School on Saturday where the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was holding its regional elections in the Ashanti Region.

This occurred when the aspiring NDC Chairman in the Ashanti Region, Joseph Yammin and a crowd of built up men bulldozed their way into the assembly hall where the election was ongoing.

The aspiring Chairman was seen making a forceful entry into the hall when Police tried to stop him at the entrance.

The General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, who was observing proceedings at the school during his address asked that the door to the hall be closed to allow delegates to listen to his remarks.

Earlier, some delegates trooped in and out of the hall distracting speakers and listeners alike.

The forceful entry of Joseph Yammin which saw a disapproval of some of the delegates got the NDC members hooting and making fun of him.

In explaining what happened after the dust had settled, Asiedu Nketia said the aspiring Chairman made a forceful entry because he thought it was a plan to “lock him out.”

Johnson Asiedu Nketia explained further that Yammin’s action was because he was absent when the order to lock the door for less distraction was made.

He apologized on behalf of Joseph Yammin for the seeming confusion.

About 1500 delegates of the NDC in the Ashanti Region are electing regional executives at the Tweneboah Koduah SHS in Kumawu in the Sekyere Kumawu District to lead the party.

NDC elects regional executives today

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is expected to elect its regional executives nationwide today, Saturday, September 1, 2018.

Delegates from all 275 constituencies are have assembled at various designated centers to perform the exercise.

Founder of the NDC, former President Jerry John Rawlings had earlier urged delegates participating in the elections to elect committed executives who will serve the interest of the party since to him, “the outcome of these conferences will go a long way in determining the future direction of the party.”

Come out united after Regional elections – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has admonished members of his party to remain united after the party’s regional executives’ elections.

“Let me once again extend to you all, my very best wishes as you go through the final stage of campaigning for positions at the regional level of our party. With some regions already done with elections for the youth and women wings, I reiterate my call for mature, decent and all-inclusive campaigning,” he added.