The Eastern Regional leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has scheduled Saturday, February 11, 2023, for the elections of constituency executives in the Akwatia constituency.
The election is expected to commence at 9:30 am at the Akwatia GCD Walker Club Park.
The upcoming election is in line with a Koforidua High Court ruling that directed the party to hold fresh elections after some party sympathizers expressed displeasure about the manner in which the constituency elections were held last year .
In a statement issued by the regional leadership of the party, it said, “25 people successfully went through the processes to contest for the various positions; however, two of them, namely Ali Abubakar (1st Vice Chairman aspirant) and Vivian Afflu (Women’s Organizer aspirant), have stepped down from the race leaving 23 persons”
Read below the full statement
AKWATIA CONSTITUENCY ELECTIONS AND MATTERS ARISING
After the successful elections of Polling Station Executives and Electoral Area Coordinators in the Akwatia Constituency, the process of electing Constituency Officers commenced in earnest.
The Elections Committee opened nominations for the Constituency Elections on the 3rd of February, 2023, and closed nominations on the 4th of February, 2023.
Twenty-Five (25) people successfully went through the processes to contest for the various positions; however, two (2) of them, namely Ali Abubakar (1st Vice Chairman aspirant) and Vivian Afflu (Women’s Organizer aspirant), have stepped down from the race leaving twenty-three (23) persons.
For the avoidance of doubt, below is the list of aspirants and the respective positions contesting.
1. Yakubu Osman
2. Fred Baah
1st VICE CHAIRMAN:
1. Kojo Mensah Okyere
2. Samuel Owusu
2nd VICE CHAIRMAN:
1. Kwadwo Ansong
2. Ebenezer Kwaku Quaye
3. Kwasi Boapim
1. Eugene Opoku-Acheampong
2. Yaw Opoku Agyei
3. Michael Boadu
1. Adams Richmond Atakorah
2. Otu Paul
3. Salisu Alidu
1. Kwadwo Owusu-Aduome
2. Jones Awuku
1. Asumadu Solomon
2. Isaac Osei-Appiah
1. Grace Boatemaa
2. Mary Appiah
1. Buhari Taminu
2. Richard Owusu
1. Alhaji Abdul-Latiff Mohammed
2. Abubakari Adams Mahama
The Election is scheduled as follows;
Date: Saturday, 11th February 2023
Venue: Akwatia GCD Walker Club Park
Time: 9:30 am prompt.
It is instructive to note that the elections shall be conducted by the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana and in conformity with the Constitution of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and, by extension, the laws of Ghana.
The Electoral processes have been smooth, transparent, and fair thus far, with massive cooperation from all stakeholders. Players are admonished to keep faith with the Regional Leadership and offer their support as we wrap up the internal elections in the Akwatia constituency this weekend.
Eastern Regional Secretary, NPP