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Politics Tue, 10 Nov 2009

New executive elected to man Obuasi Constituency of the NDC

Obuasi, Nov 10, GNA - Fifteen executive members have been elected to manage the affairs of the Obuasi Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the next two years.

The elections, which was supervised by the Obuasi Municipal Electoral Office saw 13 of the members elected unopposed. They are Mr Francis Koffie, Chairman, Nana Kweku Appah, Vice Chairman, Mr John Ackah, Organizer, Mr Alexander K. Adu, Deputy Organizer and Georgina Baffoe, Women's Organizer. Others are Sumaila Zenabu, Deputy Youth Organizer, Samuel Danso Abeam, Propaganda Secretary, Memunata Ahmed, Deputy Youth Organizer, Omar Farouk, Deputy Secretary and Abdulai Dauda, Treasurer. The rest are Pastor John Mensah, Deputy Treasurer, Seidu Abdulai, Deputy Propaganda Secretary and Osman Hamidu, Extended Executive. Mr Daniel Forjoe won 171 votes as against 42 won by his opponent, Clement Sangapaare to retain his position as Secretary whilst Jude Anlosun beat Samson Sarkodie with 84 votes to 22 to become the new youth organizer. Alhaji Sannie, the Ashanti Regional Deputy Organizer and Yaw Obimpeh, the Regional Youth Organizer performed the swearing -in ceremony with a call on the executives to help in strengthening the fortunes of the Party in the municipality.

Mr John Alexander Kobina Ackon, Municipal Chief Executive, commended the members of the Party for ensuring peaceful elections. He said it was only through unity, sense of oneness and dedication that could help the NDC to grow from strength to strength in the constituency. Mr Ackon reminded the executives about what the spirit of togetherness could achieve and encouraged them to avoid backbiting and power struggle since that would not augur well for the development of the party. "Remain united and initiate plans and programmes that will entice non-members to come to the Party," he said. He said partisan politics was about numbers and that they should not hesitate to embark on a membership drive to draw more people into the Party. 10 Nov. 09

Source: GNA