After a tortuous 18 hours of voting spanning two days, and additional 14 hours of sorting and counting of cast ballots delegates and contestants of the National Democratic Congress heaved a great sigh of relief Sunday night when results of the party’s executives election were finally declared.
At exactly 11:40pm, officials of the Electoral Commission mounted the podium of the Fantasy Dome in Accra to begin announcing who won which position with what votes to bring the curtain down on the 9th congress of the party.
The will of the over 9,000 delegates who participated in the election was for Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo to lead the party as the Chairman with Chief Azorka, Sherry Ayittey and Said Sinare as the vice chairmen.
Veteran politician who was described by some critics as autocratic, Johnson Asiedu Nketia could not be unseated as the General Secretary. Peter Otokonor and Barbara Asamoah will serve as Deputy General Secretaries.
The National Organiser job was handed to Joshua Hamido Akamba with Chief Biney and Kobby Barlon serving as his two Deputies.
A relatively newcomer, Sammy Gyamfi who has within a short time shot to the limelight and endeared the hearts of many NDC supporters and members has been given the nod to lead the party’s communication as the National Communications Director.
One of the Montie 3 who were jailed by the Supreme Court in 2016 for contempt of court Acko Gunn and Kwaku Boahene will support Sammy as the Deputy National Communication Directors.
As a party with a strong zongo roots, the delegates have elected Abdul-Aziz Mohammed as the National Zongo Caucus Coordinator of the party.
Dr. Hanna Bissiw is leading the charge at the women’s front as the National Women’s Organiser with Maame Efua and Abigail Elorm as the Deputies.
And for the youth, the mantle has been given to George Opare Addo to serve as the National Youth Organiser with Edem Agbana and Ruth Dela serving as the Deputies.
Below are some of the provisional results at the 9th National Delegates Congress of the party yet to be officially declared by the Electoral EC
|2. Betty Mould Iddrisu||363|
|3. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo||3,656||Winner|
|4. Alhaji Huudu Yahaya||1,827|
|5. Danny Annang||301|
|National Vice Chairman
|1. Alhaji Amadu Bukari Sorogho||605|
|2. Said Sinare
|3. Lawyer Adu- Yeboah||782|
|4. Sherry Ayittey||1,285||2nd Winner|
|5. Yaw Owusu Obimpeh||841|
|6. Alhaji Sumaila Mahama||168|
|7. Dr Kwame Ampofo||279|
|8. Awudu S. Azorka||2664||1st Winner|
|9. Seth Ofosu-Ohene||439|
|1. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah||6,644||Winner|
|2. Samuel Koku Sitsofo Anyidoho||1655|
|Deputy General Secretary||Votes||Status|
|1. Alhaji Nuru Hamidan||1069|
|2. Barbara Serwaa Asamoah||3,041||1st Winner|
|3. Peter Boamah Otokonor||1816||2nd Winner|
|4. David Kwaku Worwui-Brown||136|
|5. Kojo Adu Asare||288|
|6. George Lawson||547|
|7. Abdullah Ishaq Farrakhan||106|
|8. Nii Dodoo Dodoo||50|
|9. Kale Cezar||867|
|10. Ephram Nii Tan Sackey||349|
|11. Evans Amoo||33|
|1. Mahdi Gibrill||599|
|2. Joshua Hamidu Akamba||3,087||Winner|
|3. Jemima Anita De- Sosoo||300|
|4. Yaw Boateng Gyan
|5. Baba Jamal Ahmed||2,107|
|6. Enoch Amoako- Nsiah||74|
|7. Solomon Yaw Nkansah||306|
|National Deputy Organizer||Votes||Status|
|1. Dr Alhassan Hanifa||1386|
|2. Kobby Barlon||2619||1st winner|
|3. Vivian Abla Kpeglo||611|
|4. Mohammed Mamudu||330|
|5. Agbesi Nutsu||332|
|6. Chief Hamilton Biney Nixon||2405||2nd winner|
|7. Alfred Kojo Triddles||89|
|8. Ebenezer Asare Sackitey||163|
|9. Ahmed Gedel||330|
|National Comm. Director||Votes||Status|
|1. Fred Agbenyo||2,069|
|2. Sammy Gyamfi||6, 215||Winner|
|Deputy Communications Officer||Votes||Status|
|1. Godwin Ako Gunn||1,818||2nd Winner|
|2. Mahama Seidu Samuel||574|
|3. Kwaku Boahen||2,851||1st Winner|
|4. Alhaji Mohammed Nasiru Seidu||1637|
|5. Adongo Atule Jacob||927|
|6. Muhammed Nurullah Iddrisu||483|
|1. Mohammed Mashood||1446|
|2. Alhaji Babanlame Abu||1598|
|3. Sheriff Abdul||2,068||Winner|
|4. Ebenezer Effah||355|
|5. Eliasu Adamu||400|
|6. Alhaji Adramani||357|
|7. William Wilson||603|
|8. Evelyn Enyonam||275|
|National Zongo Caucus||Votes secured||Status|
|1. Ismal Bawa||1,132|
|2. Aljaji Mohammed||2,84||Winner|
|3. Sadiku Sule||785|
|4. Abdul Aziz||1321|
|5. Abass Fuseini||112|
By Stephen Kwabena Effah|3news.com|Ghana