Hannah Bissiw and Opare Addo are new NDC women's and youth organisers

BY: Edward Acquah
Hannah Bissiw elected NDC women’s organiser; Opare Addo is youth organiser
Hannah Bissiw elected NDC women’s organiser; Opare Addo is youth organiser

Former Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Hannah Bissiw, has been elected as the National Women’s Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Dr Bissiw won with 446 votes to depose the incumbent Hajia Zaynab Mahama who had 252 votes. 

Other contenders Hajia Tawa Zakari and Margaret Chiravira managed to get 16 and 11 votes respectively.

Two other persons who were elected as deputy women’s organizers were Maame Efua Sekyi Addo, 271 votes and Abigail Elorm 249 votes.

The voting, which was held at the Pentecost Convention Centre at Gomoa Feteh in the Central Region, also saw the election of former Municipal Chief Executive of Akuapem North, George Opare Addo, as the National Youth Organiser of the NDC.

Ghana News Headlines

For latest news in Ghana, visit Graphic Online news headlines page Ghana news page

Mr. Opare Addo successfully defeated two other contenders, Yaw Brogya Gyemfi and Wonder Madillo with 523 votes as against their 396 and 74 votes respectively.

Edem Agbana, 396 votes and Ruth Dela Sedoh, 341 votes were also elected deputy national youth organisers.

The NDC will elect its national executives in November 2018, as well as its flagbearer in December, 2018.

Winners and votes obtained

Opare Addo – National Youth Organiser – 523

Edem Agbana – Deputy National Youth Organiser 396

Ruth Dela – Deputy National Youth organiser – 341

Hannah Bissiw – National Women’s Organiser – 446

Maame Efua Sekyi Addo – Deputy National women’s organiser – 271

Abigail Elorm – Deputy National women’s organiser – 249

Top Radio reporter punched

Meanwhile, Mr Emmanuel Sackey, a reporter for Top FM was manhandled by one of the private security personnel at the congress when he was jostling his way through the crowd to interview one of the deputy youth organiser aspirants, Eric Edem Agbana.

The unidentified person punched Sackey on the mouth causing him to sustain a cut on his mouth through his gum

The incident happened moments after the entire exercise had been brought to a close

The Acting Director of Elections of the NDC, Mr Bede Zidene sympathized with the reporter, took his details and assured that he would pursue the matter.