Bright Kumordzie retained as Ketu South NDC Chairman

Hedzranawo (VR), Oct 23, GNA – Delegates of Ketu South National Democratic Congress (NDC) have retained Mr Bright Kwaku Kumordzie as Chairman in the just-ended constituency executive elections.

He polled 1,012 votes to beat competitions from Mr Joseph Kwasi Nyavi who got 799 votes, Mr Elolo White Kelie, 407 votes and Mr Doe Kornyoh, 193 votes.

Other elected executives include Seth Abelia, Vice Chairman; Desmond Kweku Tsewu, Secretary; Reginald Zigah, Deputy Secretary, Ferguson Ahorlu, Organiser; Joseph Gidiglo, Deputy Organiser; Bright Dzila, Communication Officer; David Doe Kwashie, Deputy Communication Officer; Atsu Lamptey, Youth Organiser and Divine Kporha, Deputy Youth Organiser.

Also, Solace Kutorglo, Women Organiser; Xornam Alayi-Hussey, Deputy Women Organiser; Cornelius Kunya, Treasurer, Dora Dede Mikado, Deputy Treasurer, Ali Anebi Issah, Zongo Caucus Coordinator and Hipolaitus Etse Equagoo, Other Youth Representative.

The October 22 elections also saw Alexander Aluwoe, Cornelius Sablah, Andrew Kushiator, Divine Abuya, Dadolo Tekpah, Eben Assah, Pascal Aheto and Victoria Fiagadzi elected as Eight Executive Members.

Mr Kumordzie, the Chairman in a speech after their swearing in, thanked the delegates and the NDC in the constituency for the victory saying, the victory on the night was not for the individual executives but a victory for the party.

He assured that the party structures would be followed, and that the new leadership would sit down and lay out plans to ensure victory in 2024 urging, “believe in us, let’s work for NDC’s victory.”

Mad Solace Kutorglo, the Women Organiser in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) promised to sacrifice and work in the interest of women and mobilise them towards victory 2024.

“I want to thank everyone for the support and to assure all that I won’t disappoint, I’ll work for NDC women and women in Ketu South. We cannot pretend not to know what is happening economic-wise in the country today and that is why we must win in 2024.”

Mr Kporha, the Deputy Youth Organiser told the GNA that his victory was because the delegates voted for capability, and he vowed not to let them down but work tirelessly to ensure NDC’s return to power in the 2024 general elections.

Saturday’s constituency executive elections which had 2,544 delegates, 61 contestants and four polling stations were generally peaceful with few complaints of double voting, a claim the Electoral Commission led by Mr Kofi Sakyi Boampong discounted.


Source: Ghana News Agency


Sissala West NDC kicks out old executives

Gwollu, (UWR), Oct. 23, GNA – The delegates in the Sissala West constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have voted out former executives of the party who contested and confirmed new ones in a bid to win the 2024 election.

The only four members of the old executives who went unopposed to work with the newly elected executives were Mr Kuunibe Vitalis, treasurer, Mr Baluwie Rahman deputy treasurer, Mr Abudu Fuseini Gbene, communications and Mr Navei Saaibu as deputy communications whose positions were not contested.

Mr Mahamud Faisal, chairman-elect polled 469 votes to beat Mr Ishmael Manaf, the incumbent who managed 329, while the third contestant, Mr Sinto Sumaila Baluri had 166 votes.

Mr Gbanha Sumaila Mustapha beat his opponent Mr Osman Abdul Rahman with 317 to 161 votes for the vice chairman position.

Mr Issah Sulemana, defeated two contenders to win the secretary’s position with 520 votes leaving behind Mr Niabrara Sulemana with 294 and Osman Mustapha Jaadi with 340.

Deputy secretary was won by Yakubu Kayan with 476 votes to beat Adams Bandei Gbemmie with 390 votes whike Mr Giro Nashiru garnered 454 votes to beat Mr Baata Abass with 414 in the organizer’s position.

Mr Kasim Bugu got 359, but lost to Adama Wahab who had 510 votes.

For the Youth organizers, Mr Fatchu Aziz lost to Mr Nurudeen Saani with 28 to 68 votes.

Deputy Youth Organizer went to Mr Kuriwie Abass with 46 votes beating Mr Nuhu Ballu with 25 and Mr Salim Douglas with 26 votes.

The Women’s Organizer slot went to Madam Mariam Kobzie who got 51 votes to beat long-term Madam  Sumaila Alijata who gathered 45 votes.

For Zongo Caucus, Mr Abdul Wahid Tinga Salifu got 485 votes to beat  Mr Fuseini Imoro who managed 382.

Alhaji Amin Amidu Sulemana, a former Member of Parliament for the Sissala West described the elections as a win for the NDC since the delegates selected their choice.

He commended the people for the show of unity and cooperation within the party, and noted that it was a win for the NDC and not for individual feat.

He said, “You all know we are fighting for power in 2024, and our hope is that you would all work towards the victory of the party.”



Source: Ghana News Agency

Chairman and Vice voted out in NDC Wa Central polls

Wa, Oct. 23, GNA – The incumbent Chairman and Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Wa Central Constituency have lost their bid in the just-ended constituency elections to lead the party in the constituency for the next four years.

Mr Mohammed Sule, the incumbent Chairman had 811 out of 1,778 valid votes cast to surrender to Alhaji Sidik Famina, who pulled 850 votes, while a third contender, Mr Rashid Bickson managed to get 117 votes.

Mr Abubakari Kasim, the Wa Central Constituency Vice Chairman-elect garnered 941 out of 1,797 valid votes cast to topple Mr Sukari Osman, the incumbent Vice Chairman who managed 492 votes, with Mr Yussif Mohammed, another contender getting 364 votes.

The elections in the Wa Central Constituency were supervised by Mr Ben Alaglo, the Wa Municipal Director of the Electoral Commission (EC).

Mr Abu Salifu Tamaah, the incumbent Secretary, and Mr Issah Adnan, the incumbent Organiser of the party in the constituency polled 1,164 and 1,459 votes respectively to retain their positions.

Mr Abdul Abass, a secretary aspirant, managed 622 votes while Mr Osman Husein, an Organiser aspirant also had 336 votes.

Mr Salifu Naeem, the incumbent treasurer, polled 890 votes out of 1,772 valid votes cast to be re-elected against two others, Mr Nuhu Abdul-Wahab and Mr Salifu Siita who had 529 and 353 votes respectively.

Mr Mohammed Mumuni Tando, the incumbent Communications Officer had an overwhelming endorsement after he polled 1,535 votes out of 1,783 valid votes cast against Mr Imori I. Pelpuo who had 248 votes.

Other elected officials were: Mr Abdulai Ibrahim, Youth Organiser, and Madam Bashiru Saudata, Women’s Organiser, while the Zongo Caucus position went to Mr Abubakari Salifu who contested unopposed.

The eight other executives were: Mr Abdul Rahaman Jalilu; Hajia Abibata Ibrahim; Iddrisu Majeed; Ishmail Halilu Pambo; Hamidu Minkalu Yakubu; Sesay Abdul Qadir; Abdul-Salam Sahnoon, and Mahama Najara.

Mr Charles Lwanga Puozuing, the Upper West Regional Secretary of the NDC, swore in the newly elected officers and urged them to “Work in unity to achieve the ultimate purpose of the party in wrestling power from the New Patriotic Party in 2024.”

He also appealed to the unsuccessful aspirants not to throw their hands in despair but to support the victors in all spheres as the interest of the party ought to remain paramount.

Alhaji Sidik Famina, Chairman-elect, said he would operate an open-door leadership and courted the support of all members of the party in his bid to lead the party into victory in 2024.

“The entire NDC fraternity has won. The Women’s wing of the Wa Central Constituency has won,” Madam Bashiru Saudata, the Women’s Organiser elect, said.

She assured of her resolve to mobilise the women in the constituency for the party and called on all women to come on board to enable the party win power in 2024.


Source: Ghana News Agency


Akatsi South NDC: Peaceful atmosphere as delegates converge to vote

Akatsi (VR), Oct. 23, GNA – National Democratic Congress (NDC) delegates from the Akatsi South Constituency of the Volta Region thronged the election centre in a calm manner to vote for Constituency Executives for the next term.

As of 0700hours on Sunday, the Ghana News Agency (GNA) observed over 400 delegates, party officials, and sympathisers at the Akatsi Senior High Technical School campus, venue for the exercise were milling amidst cheers and high hopes to have the elections conducted in a peaceful manner.

Mr Kwadzo Wuadi, Chairman of the election Committee, in an interaction with the GNA, said a total of 49 aspirants are vying for various executive positions in an election, which would record over 1,216 delegates from 132 Branches within the constituency.

On arrangements, Mr Wuadi said “officials from the Electoral Commission are up to the task to ensure we commence a peaceful process.”

A cross section of aspirants interviewed by the GNA expressed optimism for victory at the end of polls.

It is however unclear whether the delegates would reject or maintain some incumbent executives as some remained mute over the process.

Some key positions to be keenly contested include, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Women Organiser, Communications Officer, among others.

As of 0830 hours, the GNA also observed officers from the Ghana Police Service manning various points on the election ground.

EC officials have also taken their positions in readiness to commence the process.



Source: Ghana News Agency

Akatsi South NDC: ‘Losers and winners must be seen as victors’ — Kpormatsi

Akatsi (VR), Oct. 23, GNA – Mr William Kpormatsi, a former Parliamentary Aspirant of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Akatsi South, has urged members of the party to embrace all aspirants vying for the various executive positions at the end of polls today.

“A winner or loser must be seen working together to enable the NDC bring back all those who left the party and to also attract first-time voters.”

Mr Kpormatsi made this known to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Sunday on the sidelines of the ongoing Constituency Executives election within the constituency.

He advised delegates not to allow money to influence their thinking level before choosing the best aspirants that they know.

So far, the GNA has observed a calm atmosphere at the election centre as some aspirants keep doing their last chance tactics in quest for victory at the end of polls.

No issues of anomaly have since been recorded as of 0915 hours at the election ground where over 1,216 delegates were expected to cast their votes before the end of polls.

Voting is yet to commence at the AKAST long hall where the exercise would be conducted.



Source: Ghana News Agency


Nkwanta South NDC elects new Constituency executives

Nkwanta (O/R), Oct. 23, GNA – A total of 14 executives have been elected to steer affairs of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Nkwanta South Constituency in the Oti region.

The election was part of the nationwide election held by the Party ahead of the 2024 general elections.

Mr Prosper Akamani, emerged as the newly elected Chairman with a total vote of 498 to beat three others while nine votes were rejected.

Mr Oliver Ayivi with total votes of 763, beat Mr Owusu Francis to win the Vice Chairman slot.

For the Constituency Secretary, Mr Prince Succeed Fiagadzi emerged as the winner with 1,119 votes with two votes rejected in the category.

Mr Benyingi Emmanuel Kwame polled a total of 481 votes to beat two others to win the Deputy Secretary slot.

Mr Edward Kupoade Mador polled 880 votes to be elected Treasurer while Madam Vivinyo Edith polled 900 votes to emerge the Deputy Treasurer.

For the Organiser position, Mr Ismael Marewe won with 699 votes and Mr Michael K. Nina was elected as Deputy Organizer with 579 votes.

Madam Celestine Abassah polled 77 votes to emerge Constituency Women Organiser while Madam Abukarim Rukaya with 84 votes, got elected as Deputy Women Organiser.

The Youth Organiser elected is Mr Musah Stephen Kwasi with 83 votes and Mr Nkpa Michael as Deputy Youth Organiser elect with 92 votes.

Mr John Kennedy Boateng is the Constituency’s Youth Representative, Zibrila Salisu as the Communication Officer and Mr Umar Lanchee Mustapha elected as Deputy Communication Officer.

Mr Dagara Karim Abilla was elected as the Constituency’s Zongo Caucus Coordinator.

Mr Akamani urged all contestants to bury the election hachet and forge a common front towards wrestling power in the 2024 general elections.


Source: Ghana News Agency

Swanzy Arhin wins NDC Upper Denkyira East Constituency chairmanship seat

Dunkwa-on-Offin (C/R), Oct. 23, GNA – Mr John Swanzy Arhin has been elected as the Upper Denkyira East National Democratic Congress (NDC) Constituency Chairman.

He polled 668 votes to defeat two strong contenders.

His contenders, Mr Ibrahim Karim and Mr Isaac Kwesi Appatsia polled 303 and 253 votes respectively.

The voting process was disrupted by rains and incessant power cuts resulting in misunderstandings among the supporters of the candidates that the results could be manipulated by the circumstances.

Also, some well-built men, known to be private security officers brought in by Mr Swanzy Arhin surrounded the voting arena and embroiled in series of heated arguments, resulting in near commotion but the Police intervened.

The misunderstanding generated a tensed atmosphere at the premises of the Methodist Church yard where the event took place, delaying the process for about an hour and resumed after the police cooled tempers.

After the election, six executives retained their positions.

They are Mr Adamu Kone, the incumbent Vice Chairman who polled 666 as against 552 by his only contender, Mr Kwabena Adabo.

Madam Mavis Ama Ahenakwaa, the incumbent Deputy Secretary retained her position with 702 votes with Mr Musah Yakubu obtaining 504 votes.

Mr Isaac Bofa the incumbent Secretary won with 779 votes as against Mr Sam Bennet Arhin who got 424 votes.

Madam Margaret Alhassan also retained her seat as the Treasurer with 741 votes while her only contender Madam Sarah Agyin Keinin had 69 votes.

For the Youth Organiser position, Mr Francis Kwofie pulled 74 to beat Mr Festus Aaron Ofori who had 73 votes to move from the Deputy to the main position.

The Mr Abdulai Abubakari retained his position as the Zongo Caucus organizer by pulling 737 votes to beat Mr Mohammed Salsa Husain who obtained 445 votes.

Madam Leticia Appiah bagged 81 votes to unseat the incumbent, Madam Richlove Arhin with 62 votes, to become the next Women Organizer.

Madam Arhin had been on the position for 12 years.

Mr Gariel Nana Ampadu, the incumbent Deputy Communication Officer garnered 654 votes against Mr Stephen Akwasi Annin, 518 votes.

Mr Isaac Abua Turkson beat the incumbent Deputy Treasurer, Mr Henry Korankye with 709 and 487 respectively.

The eight other executive members who won were: Mr Victor Addo, Mr Anthony Kwadwo Boadu, Mr Abdul Salam Yakubu, Mr John Atia, Madam Esi Gamado, Mr Nathaniel Arhin, Mr Peter Essel, and Mr Ofori Kwadwo.

In all, about 1,359 delegates voted for 48 aspirants who contested for 17 positions.

The numbers were pulled out of the 151 polling stations within the Constituency.



Source: Ghana News Agency


NDC Oti Regional Chairman’s son wins Akan Constituency slot


Kadjebi (O/R), Oct 23, GNA – Mr Eric Kwadwo Apeadu, son of Mr John Kwadwo Gyapong, the Oti Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has been elected Chairman of the Akan Constituency.

He polled 712 votes to beat his closest contender, Mr Awal Karim Abudu, a former Zongo Caucus Co-ordinator, who polled 21 votes.

Other contestants were Abdul Rasheed Sulemana, former Constituency Secretary, 60 votes, and Raphael Kofi Adiepena, a farmer, had no vote.

The new executive include John Apreku, Vice-Chairman, Isaac Abavon, Secretary, Thomson Ofori, Organiser, and Madam Mamam Happy, Women’s Organiser.

Mr Daniel Ofori, Quarshigah Samson, Mutala Ibrahim and Richard Akrasi, won Treasurer, Youth Organiser, Zongo Caucus Co-ordinator, and Communication Officer, respectively.

Isaac Gator, Faisal Alhassan, Philip Obornie, Alhassan Nuru, Musah Mohammed, and Madam Adama Alhassan were elected as Deputy Youth Organiser, Deputy Treasurer, Deputy Secretary, ‘Other Deputy Youth Organiser’, Deputy Communication Officer, and Deputy Women’s Organiser, respectively.

The eight Executive member positions were won by Ahiale Ayisha, Nkwansah Francis, Awuitor John, Issifu Zukufulu, Kokroko Fato Joyce, Richard Avitsinu, Abdul Razak Umarazak and Amu Charles.

Swearing them in, Mr Frank Alifui, former District Chief Executive for Kadjebi, asked the elected officers to unite to help win the 2024 general election.

Mr Apeadu, the newly elected Chairman, on behalf of the Executive, commended the delegates for the confidence reposed in them.

He said the NDC was greater than individual members, so they should have a united front to enable them to win the general election convincingly.

Madam Happy Mamam, the Women Organiser, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, promised to bring all women in the Akan Constituency on board for resounding victory.

She asked those who lost to accept defeat and forgive anyone who had offended them during the campaign.

Mr Richard Akrasi, the Communication Officer, pledged the commitment of the Executive to ensuring victory in 2024 and called for the support of the electorates.

In all, 24 executive members were elected out of 62 contestants with 1,060 delegates voting.

The Electoral Commission Officials, led by Mr Justice Odame-Frempong, the Electoral Officer, supervised the election, which was peaceful.

The Ghana Police Service, led by the Kadjebi District Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan-Mante Frempong, provided security.



Source: Ghana News Agency