A former Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister,
Mr Joseph Yammin has been rejected in his attempt to lead the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) as Chairman in the Ashanti Region .
Andrew Nana Kwasi is a former Ashanti Regional vice chairman of the NDC and a businessman beat him with 668 votes as against his 611 votes on Saturday at the Twebeboah Kodua Senior High School in Kumawu, where the Ashanti Regional NDC delegates held their conference.
Yammin previously served as Deputy Youth and Sports Minister, and when he was reshuffled and made Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, a rift between him and the then Regional Minister resulted in his dismissal as deputy minister.
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The other two other contestants for the chairmanship position, T.K Braimah
A senior lecturer of the Kumasi Technical University, Kwame Zu was promoted from deputy regional secretary to Secretary when he secured 757 votes as against 583 votes by lawyer Evans Amankwaa.
The executive officers made up of a blend of old and new executives saw the entry of Alhaji Salisu Musah as the new
Other winners in the
The regional Zongo Coordinator went to
Last week per the tenets of the party's constitution, the regional youth
The general secretary of the NDC, Johnson
Earlier, Yammin created confusion at the conference grounds, reports
When Yammin and a crowd of 'macho men' arrived, the gates to the hall had been locked but they bulldozed their way into the assembly hall where the election was ongoing.
The aspiring Chairman was seen making a forceful entry into the hall when Police tried to stop him at the entrance.
The General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, who was observing proceedings at the school during his address asked that the door to the hall be closed to allow delegates to listen to his remarks.
Earlier, some delegates trooped in and out of the hall distracting speakers and listeners alike.
The forceful entry of Joseph Yammin which saw a disapproval of some of the delegates got the NDC members hooting and making fun of him.
In explaining what happened after the dust had settled, Asiedu Nketia said the aspiring Chairman made a forceful entry because he thought it was a plan to “lock him out.”
Johnson Asiedu Nketia explained further that
About 1500 delegates of the NDC in the Ashanti Region voted to elect new regional executives.