A total of 586 delegates will be deciding the fate of 10 out of 23 persons who submitted themselves for elections to lead the New Patriotic Party (NPP), in the Akwatia constituency of the Eastern Region.
The electoral collage making up of 21 Electoral Area Coordinators and 565 polling station executives from 113 stations, will take of Saturday, 11 February 2023 at the Akwatia GCD Walker Club Park, all things being equal at 9:30 am.
Although 25 persons went through the processes successfully , 23 are available tobe voted for, after two qualified applicants have withdrawn from the contest.
The withdrawn candidates included Mr. Ali Abubakar, 1st Vice Chairman aspirant and Women’s Organizer aspirant Vivian Afflu.
Mr. Evans Osei Yeboah, the Eastern Regional Communication Director for the party who made this known in a statement on Thursday evening noted that, Yakubu Osman is contesting Fred Baah for the Constituency Chairperson role.
In the Vice Chairmanship category, Kojo Mensah and Sumuel Owusu are battling for the first vice while 3 persons; Kwadwo Asong, Ebenezer Kweku Quaye and Kwasi Boapim , each, seeks for vote to grab the 2nd vice office.
Eugene Opoku-Acheampong, Yaw Opoku Adjei and Michael Boadi bid to be elected for the position of the Constituency Secretary. Meanwhile, one of the following: Salisu Alidu, Otu Paul and Adams Richmond Atakorah looks forward to assist the secretary.
While Kwadwo Owusu-Aduome and Jones Awuku, each, look for winner in the Organizer’s portfolio, the treasurer’s spot has Asumadu Solomon and Isaac Osei-Appiah vying for.
The position for Moslems only , Nasara Coordinator is being contested between Alhaji Abdul-Latif Mohamed and Abubakari Adams Mahama.
Grace Boatema is expecting the delegates to elect her ahead of Mary Appiah in the Women Organizer contest.
For the Youth Organizer’s office, delegate will choose between Buhari Taminu and Richard Owusu.
The party is acting upon a court order to re-run the Akwatia constituency elections from the grassroot through to the constituency level due to Koforidua High Court decision which considered the April 2022, exercise null and void.
The Electoral Commission (EC) as per it mandate is expected to conduct the election in accordance to the 1992 constitution in free and fair manner.
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