The New Patriotic Party ( NPP) has reaffirmed its determination to deny the the National DemocraticCongress (NDC) from recapturing political power anytime soon under the banner of break the eight.
Winners emerged from the Regional Conference elections which started on Friday 27 May , through to Sunday, 29 May, 2022.
In Tamale, Mohammed Adam Bantima Samba defeated his fiercest contender, Amadu Inusah, to retained his post as the Northern Regional Chairman at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium. Samba scored two hundred and thirty-eight (238) votes according to the satisfied results announced. Amadu Inusah, affectionately known as Dagomba Boy managed to garner a hundred and twenty-twenty (122) votes, while Ibrahim Mahama appeared to have voted for him as he scored a single vote.
Similarly, Fuseini Nurudeen, who is the incumbent was re-elected North East Regional Chairman.
He polled seventy-one of the total valid votes cast leaving seventy-four votes for Shani Mohammed and Akamara Bawa Henry to share.
The narrative was not different in the Ahafo Region. Kwabena Owusu Sekyere beat six other to retain his position as the Regional Chairman.
He was contested by Emmanuel Opoku Marfo, Alhaji Hassan Ziblim, Eric Agyapong, Adutwum Gyimah, Robert Sarfo-Mensah, and Diadem Boakye-Boateng.
He prevailed with forty-nine (49) votes. While Robert Sarfo place second with forty-three votes.
Wontumi wins third term in Ashanti
With 464 delegate votes in his favour, Bernard Antwi-Bosiako, (Chairman Wontumi) won the chairmanship election of Ashanti Region of New Patriotic Party to become the party’s Regional Chairman to superintend over the breaking the eight agenda in the region.
The incumbent Chairman and gold vendor, clinched a sweet victory at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium after several protests.
This is his third term wining as the Chairman in the party’s stronghold.
He transitioned from Bosomtwe Constituency Chairman to the region in 2014 as the Chairman. He was re-elected in 2018 after the man tipped to unseat him mordaciously stood down.
Chairman Odeneho Kwaku Appiah (COKA), entered the chairmanship race, with close to 20 years’ experience as constituency chairman for Afigya Kwabre South got three hundred and six (306) votes , with Asare Bediako, a former Asokwa Constituency Chairman placing third with a paltry twenty (20) votes. Owusu Aduomi, a former Ejisu Lawmaker and Deputy Minister of Roads polled single nine (9) votes, with Oheneba Kofi Adum Bawuah tailing with just three (3) votes after promising each delegate a scholarship package to study in the United States of America.
He is reputed for his grandiose but meaningless grammar.
Wontumi urged all to find the courage to accept the outcome of the election in good fate and unite for victory 2024.
Before Saturday’s conference, Managing Editor and Pollster, Ben Ephson had predicted doom for the re-elected Chairman.
Gabby’s man floored in Eastern Region
It was an upset in Koforidua as former Regional Secretary, Jeff Konadu, was declared winner of the NPP Regional Delegates Conference election held at Culture Center, Koforidua. He surmounted the challenge from Gabby Asare-Otchere-Darko and Hackman Owusu Agyeman’s bloc to defeated former New Juabeng North Constituency Chairman, Kwadwo Boateng. He polled 424 votes to beat the Jubilee House favorite.
The party members defied the highly powered delegation led by Hackman Owusu Agyeman on Saturday at Cultural Center; they filed and cast their votes to approve Jeff Konadu to register their disapproval of imposition of aspirants on the region.
With the backing of merchants of political power, Kwadwo Boateng who resigned his Constituency chairman post to contest Jeff, polled two hundred and two (202) votes.
Evans returns in Oti
Incumbent Chairman of Oti Region, Evans Yaw Dapaah was Saturday 28 May, 2022 returned as Chairman tostir affairs of the region for the second term at the the New Patriotic Party Delegates Conference at Dambai, putting an end to months of hostility between him and his former Vice Chairman, Agyei Ntim.
Evans emerged winner with one hundred twenty-three (123) votes from the 196 delegates beating his two rivals, Agyei Ntim who scored Fifty-Eight (58) votes, and Stephen Alewaba, who scored fifteen (15) votes.
Agorhom wins Greater Accra
Supporters of Alfred Tiase Boye, celebrated momentarily when he took an early lead when the first ballot box was counted.
Their jubilation morphed into lamentation when the incumbent Greater Accra Regional Chairman, Divine Otoo Agorhom toppled Alfred by some six votes difference.
Agorhom polled 332 votes representing 50.45 percent to defeat Alfred Boye who polled 326 votes. A total of 674 Delegates cutting across the the constituencies.
Earlier before the process commenced, anxiety had suffused the Fantasy Dome, Trade Fair, venue of Greater Accra Regional Delegates Conference election for Agorhom battled to secure a second term.
This is the second time Agorhom is defeating Alfred Boye to Chair the New Patriotic Party in the region. In all instances, with less than 10 votes.
Divine defeated Alfred with seven votes in the 2018 Delegates Conference. And now, with six votes.
Woanyah wins in Volta Region
Makafui Kofi Woanyah was on Saturday declared the winner of Volta Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Woanyah who emerged the winner beat competition from his former Regional Secretary, Joseph Homenya, and Pastor Johnson Avuletey, a former Regional Deputy Minister, to clinch victory.
Makafui on Saturday, polled 188 votes out of 291 total votes, to emerge the Volta Regional Chairmanwhile his contenders shared the spoils of 100 and 3 votes respectively.
The GM Afeti Auditorium of the Ho Technical University was the epic centre on Saturday, where the 2022 NPP Volta Regional Delegates Conference was held.
Thomas Adu-Appiah O ut
The incumbent Bono East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Thomas Adu-Appiah, has lost his re-election bid Friday 27, May, 2022.
Ibrahim Baba Bukari floored the one-term Chairman and one other at the Regional Delegates Conference to emerge the new Chairman.
He scored 151 votes, while Adu-Appiah came second with 78 votes. Prince Appiah Donyina garnered 7 votes.
Prof. Kalmonia re-elected Savannah Chairman
The Incumbent Savannah Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Iddrisu Sulemana had a smooth sail in the regional executive elections.
In the contest which appeared to be a one man race, Alhaji Sulemana popularly called Prof Kalmonia, garnered 112 votes as against 60 votes polled by his contender Abass Azumah.
In his victory speech, Alhaji Sulemana said he would work hard to consolidate the gains made and improve on the fortunes of the party in the 2024 general elections.
Abronye gets return ticket
Kwame Baffoe, widely known in political circles as Abronye DC, has retained his position as the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Chairman in the Bono Region.
He was re-elected after garnering 173 votes to beat Konlaabig Rasheed his main contender who obtained 84 of votes cast.
263 delegates were expected to vote with 26 aspirants made up of 23 men and three women who vied for 10 positions.
The Hawk gathered that confusion broke out after three constituencies that have been injuncted by a Sunyani High Court were called out to vote.
Officers of the Electoral Commission conducted and supervised elections for nine constituencies out of a total of twelve constituencies that formed the Bono Region.
Delegates from Dormaa Central, Jaman North and Sunyani East were restrained by a Court of competent jurisdiction. Whence, Officers of the Electoral Commission refused to conduct election for the three injuncted constituencies.
But a belligerent Chairman of the Bono Regional Elections Committee took the law into his hands, sets aside the court order and conducted elections for the three restrained constituencies.
The injunction was secured by some members of the party in the three constituencies over what they described as improper ways of electing constituency executives.
The results from the Sunyani Pastoral Center in the Bono Region is amalgamation of two different elections conducted by two Electoral Referees.
Western North Deposed Assuah
Delegates in the Western North Region voted out incumbent Regional Chairman at just ended RegionalDelegates Conference.
Benjamin Armah, who polled 105 votes to dethrone the incumbent, Mr William Benjamin Assuah, who got 94 votes.
In all 199 delegates from nine constituencies in the Western North region participated in the election held on Friday.
Ndede wins Western Chairman unopposed
In Western Region, the serving Chairman, Francis Ndede Siah secured the mandate through affirmation votes by delegates from eight local government areas of the district at the primary election.
Francis Ndede, clinched the slot unopposed.
Court Stops Central Region
A High Court of Cape Coast, has restrained the New Patriotic Party from proceeding with its planned Regional Delegates Conference in the region until the case against the party pending before the court is heard and determined.
The plaintiff in the suit, Ekumfi Constituency dragged the NPP, the Chairman of the Election Committee and Regional Chairman, Robert Kutin before the court to challenge the planned conventionconference.
The Ekumfi constituency has not held its constituency executive election yet and according to some members of the party, going ahead with the regional delegates conference would mean depriving delegates in Ekumfi of their rights to vote, hence the action by the prospective delegates in Ekumfi.
A motion on notice for interlocutory injunction sighted by The Hawk prayed the High court to restrain the defendants who are the Central Regional Chairman for the NPP, Robert Kutin among others from holding the Regional Elections of the NPP and “for transmission of any results to the National office of the party until the final determination of the suit.“
The case is expected to be heard on 2nd June 2022.
Anthony Namoo re-elected for Upper East
The incumbent Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party, NPP, in the Upper East Region, Anthony Namoo, has retained his position in the just-ended polls in the region.
He beat five other contenders to secure the slot.
Anthony Namoo polled 114 of the total votes cast.
Kangbere, 74, re-elected in Upper West
Chairman Sanbaye B. Kangbere, popularly known as Chairman Heavy Weight over the weekend defended his title after securing 130 votes to beat his only contender Alhaji Mahama Toiba who had 112 votes.
The 74-year-old managed until he retained his seat over the weekend was the serving Upper West Regional Chairman.