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Ofosu Ampofo is party Chairman, Asiedu Nketiah remains General Secretary – Full list of winners at NDC Congress

Two contests at the just ended National Delegates Congress of the NDC were considered by many to be the most hotly contested, and considering the positions at stake, who would be wrong to see such high profile dignitaries in those races.

Prior to the elections over the weekend, the prediction of who was to win the National Chairman race was still a difficult one with personalities such as Alhaji Huudu Yahaya, Betty Mould-Iddrisu, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and Dan Abodakpi all tipped for victory by various delegates in the party. In the end though, it was 56-year-old Samuel Ofosu Ampofo who managed to beat the contenders to secure victory as the Party’s Chairman and leader ahead of the 2020 general elections.

Mr. Ampofo polled 3,656 votes as against 2,199 by Dan Abodakpi and a mere 309 by lawyer Danny Annang.

The race for the General Secretary position was equally tough and unpredictable in the beginning but soon after sorting of the ballot papers was done it was clear who the obvious winner was. The ‘shrewd operator’ as some choose to call Johnson Asiedu Nketiah cruised to victory by beating Koku ‘the bull’ Anyidoho for the position of General Secretary. He polled 6,642 votes as against Koku Anyidoho’s 1,625 votes.

Joshua Akamba’s popularity on radio appears to have helped endear him to the delegates of the NDC as he beat competition from Anita De-Sosoo, Baba Jamal and Yaw Boateng Gyan for the position of National Organiser. He won by 3,084 votes.

Sammy Gyamfi also tucked in a rather comfortable victory by beating incumbent Fred Agbenyo for the position of  National Communications Officer of the party. He won with 6,225 votes while Fred Agbenyo only managed a paltry 2,225.

Here is a full list of winners and losers at the just ended NDC National Delegates Congress

NATIONAL CHAIRMAN

Dan Abodakpi                               2,199

Betty Mould-Iddrisu                      358

Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo                 3,656

Alhaji Huudu Yahaya                    1,823

Danny Annang                              309

 

GENERAL SECRETARY

Johnson Asiedu Nketiah             6,642

Samuel Koku Sitsofo Anyidoho      1,625

 

NATIONAL ORGANIZER

Mahdi Gibrill                                     599

Akamba Joshua Hamidu                  3,084

Jemima Anita De-Sosoo                   300

Yaw Boateng Gyan                           1,843

Baba Jamal Ahmed                          2,107

Enoch Amoako- Nsiah                      74

Solomon Yaw Nkansah                     306

 

NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Fred Agbenyo                                    2,225

Sammy Gyamfi                                  6,225

 

NATIONAL ZONGO CAUCUS COORDINATOR

Ismail Bawa                                         1,132

Sadiku Sulley                                       785

Abdul-Aziz Mohammmed                     1,321

Abass Fuseini Sbaabe                         1,011

 

 NATIONAL DEPUTY ORGANISER

Dr Alhassan Hanifa                               1,386

Kobby Barlon                                         2,619

Vivian Abla Kpeglo                                 610

Mohammed Mamudu                             347

Agbesi Nutsu                                         332

Chief Hamilton Biney Nixon                  2,405

Alfred Kojo Triddles                               89

Ebenezer Asare Sackitey                      163

Ahmed Gedel                                        329

 

DEPUTY COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Godwin Ako Gunn                                 1816

Mahama Seidu Samuel                         573

Kwaku Boahen                                      2,851

Alhaji Mohammed Nasiru Seidu            1,537

Adongo Atule Jacob                              978

Muhammed Nurullah Iddrisu                 472

 

Background

Voting lasted for almost 24 hours at the 9th National Delegates Congress of the NDC.

Issues of spoilt ballots appear to be a significant worry for the NDC particularly in the race for Vice Chairpersons of the party. Some delegates ignorantly voted for 3 out of 9 candidates on the ballot sheet even though the party’s rules suggest the top 3 candidates with the highest individual votes are the ones who will be considered for the position of 1st, 2nd and 3rd Vice Chairpersons. This means a vote for more than one person on the ballot paper annuls the validity of the said vote.

The National Democratic Congress has elected executives who will lead the party in its quest to unseat the governing New Patriotic Party in the 2020 general elections.

The importance of this Delegates’ congress cannot be overemphasized as the party hopes the new crop of executives will lead the team to oust the incumbent party.

Chairman of the Planning Committee Alex Segbefia confidently asserted that by the time the new executives are ready to go through another delegates elections, the NDC will be the government in power.

About 15,000 people, made up of 9,350 delegates and 5,650 observers, are expected to throng the premise to decide the fate of the 65 candidates vying for various positions.

Mr. Alex Segbefia outlined the breakdown of 65 candidates aspiring for the various positions. “The General Secretary is an all-male affair and we have 2 aspirants, the Deputy General Secretary position we have 11 aspirants; 10 males and 1 female. For the National Organiser position we have 7 aspirants; 6 males and 1 female, the Deputy National Organiser position we have 9 aspirants; 8 males and 1 female and for the National Communication position there are two aspirants and they are all male.”

He said 6 male aspirants are contesting for the Deputy National Communication position whereas 8 aspirants are contesting for National Executive Committee Membership position; they are 7 males and a female.

“For the National Zongo Caucus Coordinator, we have 6 aspirants all of whom are male”, he added.

Two constituencies barred

Two constituencies; Affram Plains South and Kade, both in the Eastern Region will not take part in the congress for the reason that they have not been able to hold elections at the branch level.

Also barred from the elections are some foreign branches of the party, for the same reason.

What the affected constituencies and branches can do is attend the congress as observers but not as delegates.

Source: http://www.newswiregh.com

 

 

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