The sitting Eastern Region Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Jeffery Konadu Addo, has won the Chairmanship contest.
He polled 424 votes against Albert Kwadwo Agyemang Boateng’s 202.
Meanwhile, incumbent Women’s Organiser Fati Vondole lost her position to Mercy Amo Darkoah, her main contender.
Three of the positions – First Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Nasara Coordinator – went unopposed.
While one other executive retained his seat, others contested and won new positions.
New entrants are Second Vice Chairman Frank Appiah and Youth Organiser Adawu Musah Raha.
Jerry Osei-Poku was the incumbent Youth Organiser before contesting the regional Organiser position.
The Eastern Region Director of the Electoral Commission-Ghana, Faith Amedzeke, officially announced the result.
National Officer responsible for the Eastern Region swore the 10 executives into office.
Handing over to the newly elected chairman, outgoing Chairman Kingston Akumeng urged Jeffery Konadu Addo to work hard with the rest of the executives for victory in the 2024 elections.
Mr Konadu Addo pledge to work hard.
“I thank the grassroots for the support. I ask all of us to come together for victory in 2024. I am here to serve and work for us to break the eight.”
Some delegates who voted said the choice of chairmanship was the voice of the people against the system.
Loser of the chairmanship race Albert Kwadwo Agyemang Boateng was seen to have the backing of Gabby Otchere Darko and by large extension the Presidency while the newly elected chairman had the backing of some big wigs in the Kwahu enclave, notable among them is Bryan Acheampong.
Eastern Region results below.
Chairman: Jeffery Konadu Addo
1st Vice: Twum Barimah Koranteng
2nd Vice: Frank Appiah
Secretary: Tony Osei-Adjei
Assistant Sec.: Nana Yaw Papin
Organiser: Jerry Osei Poku
Treasurer: Bernard Kumi Larbi
Youth Organiser: Adawu Musah Raha
Women’s Organiser: Mercy Amoh Darkoah
Nasara Coordinator: Hussen Mohammed Fadilu
By Yvonne Neequaye|3news.com|Ghana