Freddie Blay Hands Over To Ntim


Freddie Blay and the new executives

FREDDIE WORSEMAO Blay, the immediate past National Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and his team of executives yesterday formally handed over to the newly-elected National Chairman, Stephen Ayesu Ntim, and his executives at the party’s headquarters in Accra.

The new executives were sworn into office on July 17 after the party’s National Delegates’ Conference at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Mr. Blay did not contest the election after completing his term. Mr. Ntim was elected after five attempts spanning 20 years.

The longest-serving national officer, John Boadu, lost in his election bid for the General Secretary position, notwithstanding the fact that 15 of the 16 regional chairmen of the NPP had publicly declared their support for him before the election.

With 2,524 votes, he lost the position to Justin Frimpong Kodua, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), who garnered 2,837 votes.

The remaining spoils in the General Secretary contest were shared by three candidates — Iddrisu Musah Superior, 104 votes; Frederick Opare-Ansah, 50, and Ramseyer Agyemang Prempeh, 8.

Danquah Smith Buttey got 2,982 votes to clinch the First Vice-Chairperson position, with Rita Talata Asobayire polling 2,927 to become the Second Vice-Chairperson, while Alhaji Masawudu Osman became the Third Vice-Chairperson with 2,128 votes.

In the National Organiser contest, Henry Nana Boakye polled 2,870 votes to defeat Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus Glover, who had 2,274 votes.

Bright Essilfie Kumi got 137 votes; Seth Adu Adjei, 25; Eric Amoako Twum, 185, and Nana Owusu Fordjour, 44.

Kate Gyamfua retained her position as the National Women’s Organiser with 620 votes, with Hajia Sawudata a distant second with 32 votes and Ellen Ama Daaku with nine votes.

In the National Youth Organiser election, Salam Mohammed Mustapha garnered 255 votes to win the position, while Abanga Fuseini Yakubu came second with 153 votes, Michael Osei Boateng, 120 votes, and Prince Kamal Gumah, 101 votes.

Dr. Charles Dwamena won an overwhelming victory with 2,917 votes to become the National Treasurer, with Mary Posch Oduro, 1,303 votes; Collins Nuntwiri Nuamah, 1,197, and Dr. Yusif Tedam, 125, following in that order.

Abdul Aziz Haruna Futa won a second term as the National Nasara Coordinator with 328 votes, while Haruna Ishmael got 199, Awal Mohammed, 24, Sulemana Alhassan Atakpo, nine, Haruna Maiga, five, and Abdul-Muazu Kunata, two, in that order.

Organised under the theme, “Holding Together, Working Together”, the 2022 National Delegates’ Conference of the NPP saw over 6,730 delegates voting to elect officers to fill eight national executive positions, which were contested by 47 candidates.


BY Vincent Kubi