NPP Big Boys Crash
In Regional Elections
There were shocking and jaw-dropping results over the weekend when several big shots within the New Patriotic Party (NPP lost their seats in during the party’s regional elections.
The elections which were held in Greater Accra, Eastern, Volta, Brong Ahafo and Upper East Regions, were generally peaceful despite a couple of court injunctions by some disqualified aspirants.
The remaining regions are expected to hold their elections before April 24 except the Northern Region which has its elections rescheduled to April 28, 2018.
Results from the elections did not favour those highly tipped to have a smooth sail to victory.
In the Greater Accra Region, Divine Otoo Agorhom beat his main contender, Alfred Boye to emerge as the Regional Chairman of the Party.
Mr. Agorhom polled a total of 276 valid votes to defeat his nearest contender Mr Boye by seven votes, after the latter polled 269, in a very keenly contested race.
A third aspirant, Archibald Cobbina only trailed the two contestants with a paltry 65 of the total valid votes cast.
Prior to the elections the Chairman of the Greater Accra NPP MPs, Titus Glover, had declared Mr. Boye as the best candidate stating that all the MPs in the region were behind him.
In the Upper East, the incumbent chairman of the NPP in the region Mohammed Murtala Ibrahim, lost by 73 votes in the party’s regional elections to a legal practitioner, Anthony Namoo, who polled 124 votes.
The former regional organizer of the party in the Volta Region, Makafui Kofi Woanyah, also won as chairman of the party in the region.
Interestingly, Bernard Antwi Boasiako popularly as “Chairman Wontumi” was retained as the Chairman for the Ashanti Region after his sole contender, Asare Bediako stepped down for him at the eleventh hour.
Nsenkyire was elected as First Vice; Sam Cudjoe, Second Vice; Sam Pyne, Lawyer Adom-Appiah, Assistant Secretary and Franzua as the Organizer.
Nana Ama Ampomah also emerged as the Women Organizer while Nelson Owusu Ansah, Hajia Zenaib Sallow and Salim Bamba won as the Youth Organizer, Treasure and Nasara Coordinator respectively.
Meanwhile, the party’s Brong Ahafo Regional elections was marred by confusion after the party attempted to begin voting despite the absence of officials from the Electoral Commission (EC).
Reports say the confusion stemmed from disagreements over an injunction on the elections by the Atebubu Amantin Constituency branch of the NPP.
Though the delegates and members of the NPP in the Brong Ahafo region had gathered for the Congress, the EC reportedly did not show up at the venue, having been served with the injunction.
By: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson/thePublisher