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3 Slug it out for NPP chair in Gt Accra

Author: Abdul Aziz

Three New Patriotic Party (NPP) stalwarts in the Greater Accra Region are slugging it out for the topmost position of the regional chairman of the party.

They are Mr  Divine Agatumi, the Chief Executive Officer of Standard Water, Mr Alfred  Boye, Operation Manager of Mahindri Company, and Archibold Cobbina, Greater Accra Regional Coodinator of  NADMO.

The fourth person, Mr George Isaac Amoo,  filed to contest the regional chairmanship position but later  stepped down during vetting.

He explained to the Daily Graphic in an interview that it was  to enable him to contest the party’s national election, considering his experience as an experienced politician.

Regional executive positions

As of the close  of nomination, 56 aspirants had filed their  nominations  to slug it out  for  the various regional executive  positions.

The positions are  chairman , first vice chairman, second vice chairman, secretary, assistant secretary, organiser, treasurer,  women organiser,  youth organiser and NASARA coordinator

Nominations opened on  Monday, March 20, 2018  and  closed  on Saturday, March 24, 2018.

Before the close of nominations,  regional aspirants  of the party were seen making frantic efforts and skirmishes to file their nominations, some amid  drumming and dancing.

Filing of nominations

The acting Greater Accra Regional Secretary of the party, Mr  Adam  Sabo Abdulrahaman, told the Daily Graphic that four aspirants  had filed to contest the regional chairmanship position but one had to step down for personal reasons.

He said  for  the first  vice and second vice  chairmanship slots,  eight  and five people have filed respectively.

Three people are  vying   for the  secretaryship position, while  eight people will  battle it out for the assistant secretary position.

The three aspirants for the secretaryship position are the acting secretary, Mr Adam Sabo Abdulrahaman,  Odalai Parker and  Solomon Asante.

Organiser’s category

In the regional organiser’s category, four people have filed their nomination papers to contest the position, while for the treasurer position,  six people have filed to take care of the party’s funds at the regional level.

The women organiser position has also attracted a number of people as six are contesting the position.

Like the women organiser position which attracted a record  number of people, the youth organiser has attracted five  contestants who are campaigning keenly to dislodge one another.

The regional NASARA coordinator position is equally being fiercely contested by eight aspirants as the NASARA club has been elevated to a special organ of the party.

Vetting of aspirants

 Aspirants  underwent  vetting from March 27 -29  and  results have been released to  pave the way for  the regional level elections to  be held from  April 21-24 across the country.

The NPP has  already  held elections for its polling  station and constituency executive  members.