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Politics of Monday, 23 April 2018

Source: primenewsghana.com

NPP Elections: Abronye DC elected 1st vice chair in Brong Ahafo

Former Brong Ahafo Regional Youth Organiser of the NPP Abronye DC has been elected as the first vice chairperson of the party in the region.

The newly elected Brong Ahafo regional first vice chairman Kwame Baffoe also known as Abronye DC beat off stiff competition from four other aspirants having polled 407 out of the 556 votes to secured the position.

In the same election, the former Brong Ahafo regional NPP Vice Chairman, Thomas Adu Appiah was elected as the Regional Chairman of the party. He polled 282 votes.

Background

There was uproar at the grounds of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Brong Ahafo Regional executives’ election due to a court injunction.

For more than two hours, an uproar of the “we shall vote" by the contestants and the delegates shook the walls of the conference hall.

This stalled the election which nearly engendered the elections due to the court injunction barring the Electoral Commission (EC) to conduct the elections.

This did not go down well with the stranded delegates and contestants gathered for the voting. However, the Chairman of the Elections Committee for the party in the region, Kwasi Adu Gyan, in a statement called for the elections to commence, saying the interest of the party was supreme despite calls by the Sunyani East MP, Kwesi Ameyaw-Cheremeh to hold on following the application of injunction.

Below are the election results. Chairman Thomas Adu Appiah -282 Dr Charles Kwame Addo – 10 Francis Opoku Sarfo – 266

1st Vice Chair Kwame Baffoe (Abronnye)- 407 Dr Emmanuel Opoku Marfo – 93 Patrick Peprah Appiagyei – 28 Alhaji Shaibu Bamba – 15 Dabie Appiah Mensah – 13

2nd Vice Chair Joseph Mensah – 285 Justina Owusu Banahene – 271 Women Organizer Doris Asomah – 230 Patience Tetteh – 85 Dorothy Ama Amponsah – 240

Secretary Kofi Ofosu Boateng – 296 David Boakye – 179 John Nketia – 82

Deputy Secretary Asare Baffour Ebenezer – 297 Gaudy Baba Mohammed – 214 Clement Bonsu – 40

Treasurer Alhaji Issaka Issah – 404 Justice Appiah Antwi -150

Youth Organiser Michael Osei Boateng -337 Abdul Razak Oppong – 167 Kwain Bonse Isaac – 17 Benkae Kwame Isaac – 4

NASARA Coordinator Alhaji Adamu Muhammad – 266 Amadu Barima Sulemana – 208 Kasim Siaka – 93

Organiser Rashid konlaambig – (unopposed)