General News of Sun, 2 Sep 201850
Yammin whipped after storming NDC conference with Hawks
Despite the pomp and pageantry that heralded his appearance at the Tweneboah Kodua Senior High School (SHS) where the Ashanti Region National Democratic Congress (NDC) held its conference, former Deputy National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) coordinator, Joseph Yammin still lost in his chairmanship bid.
Mr Yammin stormed the venue under the guard of ‘fierce looking’ heavily built members of the recently outdoored NDC vigilante group, the HAWKS which was said to have sparked pandemonium at the even delaying processes for some minutes.
But at the end of polls, Yammin who was tipped by many to win lost by 88 votes with his closest contender, Augustus Andrew Nana Kwasi carrying the day.
The former Ashanti Regional Minister polled 611 while Augustus Andrew Nana Kwasi polled 699.
In his message to delegates of the party, the Chairman-elect said “We should have a united front to fight for power in 2020. It is the party that has won and not an individual and so to all my contenders, the factions have all been dissolved today, now we know everyone is capable and so we are calling everyone on board to work immediately. We will not wait any longer, since we have been given the go-ahead, we must start working so we can produce good accountability of our works at the end of our 4year tenure.”
Yammin a day after the electoral beating wrote on his Facebook page” Going into any elections is a win or lose affair and yesterday I lost the elections as the regional chairman. I want to use this medium to officially congratulate Nana Akwasi for winning the chairmans9position and all winners. To all losers I say better luck next time and what’s important is agenda 2020 so let’s all come together and ensure the elephant is chased into the Bush. I want to thank each and every one that supported me physically, spiritually and morally. DC won”