The Chairman of COB-A Group of Companies, Mr Divine Otoo Agorhom, was last Saturday elected the Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) after beating his main contender, Mr Alfred Boye, with seven votes.
Of the total valid votes of 611, Mr Agorhom secured 276, while Mr Boye, who until the election was the acting Regional Chairman, got 269 and the third aspirant, Archibold Cobbina, the Greater Accra Regional Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), had 66 votes.
Nii Adjei Tawia and Madam Joana Frances Adda also secured maximum votes to occupy the positions of first vice chair and second vice chair.
Nii Odarlai Parker, who is the new secretary, polled 300 votes , while Baba Seidu Issaka was elected as his assistant with 259 votes.
Madam Grace Acheampong was elected Women Organiser with 282 votes, Prince Obeng, Regional organiser with 400 votes, Moses Abor, youth organiser with 309 votes, Rachael Tutu was elected treasurer with 217 vote and Alhaji Kamil Hussain, NASARA coordinator with 220 votes.
Mr Sammy Awuku, the NPP National Youth Organiser, who administered the oath of office, advised the executive members to mobilise, unite and strengthen the grassroots of the party to ensure a smooth sail in Election 2020.
He urged the winners to team up with the other aspirants to work to maintain and guard the enviable democratic tenets of the party.
“We are happy with the success recorded here. Our delegates conducted themselves very well. We know at some point tempers were high but for the sake of peace, you continued to tolerate each other,” Mr Awuku said.
“To the candidates who won, it is our prayer that you will be magnanimous in victory and those who lost will be gracious in defeat,’’ he added.
“You won’t win all the time, in our politics even your chairman has lost several battles before but today he is chairman of Greater Accra. Let’s all work together for the greater good of our party.”
Mr Agorhom, for his part, said he was confident of delivering on his promises and bridging the gap between the regional executive and the grassroots of the party.
“It’s been a long walk to this victory. This is a victory for all of us, we are one big family. We need to come together and work for the common good of the party and then our country Ghana. To our brothers who couldn’t sail through, we still say thank you,” he said.
“For the elected officers, we pledge to deliver on our promises. I will bring everybody on board to ensure that we use the best strategies possible so we can go beyond 2020," he added.