Politics of Wednesday, 16 May 2018
A total of 34 persons were able to successfully file their nomination forms at the headquarters of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) at the close of nominations on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
The two-day exercise for prospective national executives of the party started on Monday May 14, 2018, where 19 aspirants submitted their forms. Fifteen more filed on Tuesday, bringing the total figure to 34.
Aspirants had to crisscross the country to get their forms endorsed by delegates in all the 10 regions before the forms were accepted as a step to realising their dreams to contest for a national executive position in the party.
When nominations were closed on Tuesday, 15 candidates including Henry Nana Boakye for the National Youth Organizer, Joyce Konokie Zempare for National Women’s Organizer, Rita Talata Asobayire for the first vice chairperson and Stephen Ayensu Ntim for the National Chairman had filed.
Others are Vida Agyekum Acheampong for the vice chairperson, Kamal-Deen Abdul for the National Youth Organizer, Ali Suraj for the Nasara Coordinator, Michael Omari Wadie for the First Vice Chair and Ken – Wuud Nuworsu for the vice chairmanship.
The rest are Abdul Aziz Haruna Futa for the Nasara Coordinator, Kwabena Oppong Frimpong for the National Treasurer, David Kankam Boadu for the National Chairman, Abraham Obeng Amoakohene for the National Treasurer, Mary- Posch Oduro for the National Treasurer and Sulemana Alhassan Atakpo for the Nasara Coordinator.
Those who filed on Monday
The 19 who filed on Monday include Alhaji Aminu Abu for the Nasara Coordinator, Sadik Nabicheing for the National Organizer, Dominic Kweku Edua for the National Youth Organizer.
Others are Agnes Asangalisa Chigabatia for the First Vice chairperson, Abdulai Iddrisu for Nasara Coordinator, Kate Gyamfua for the Women’s Organizer and Richard Ahiagbah for the General Secretary.
George Isaac Amoo for the First Vice Chair, Alhaji Abubakar Abdul Rahaman for the National Chairman, Nuhu Bayorbo Mahama for the National Treasurer and Nana Bediako for the National Youth Organizer also filed on Monday.
The rest are Fredrick Fredua Antoh for the First vice chair, Freddie Blay for the National Chairman, Sammi Awuku for the National Organizer and Kwabena Amankwah Yeboah for the National Treasurer.
The remaining are Baaba Gado, Sulemana Abubakar, Alhaji Sule Mussah and Sheriff Dannsa, all for the Nasara Coordinator.
Vetting of the aspirants begins on Thursday, May 17 and is expected to end on Friday, May 25, 2018.
The NPP’s National Delegates Conference is scheduled to take place at the Eastern Regional capital, Koforidua on July 7, 2018.