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Ofosu Ampofo is party Chairman, Asiedu Nketia 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: newswiregh