Ho, Oct 03, GNA - Indications are that the protracted leadership row in the Ho Central Constituency branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the last four years had been laid to rest.
This was the outcome of a constituency conference held on September 23 at which a new constituency leadership reflecting the various factions was elected under the supervision of the Electoral Commission. According to the results signed by the Ho Municipal Electoral Officer, Mr J.A.Y. Akafia, Mr Van Seshie Torblu polled 53 votes to emerge as the Constituency Chairman, beating Mr Edward Botsuie Kawku Kuka, 14 votes, Mr Carl Mensah Nyonator 17 votes, and Mr Seth Frimpong Kwame 31 votes. Mr Walter Glalah was elected the first Vice-Chairman with 66 votes ahead of Mr Gilbert Atta, 50 votes while Mr George Mosco Panku polled 58 votes to become the second Vice-Chairman as against 57 votes by Mr Paul K. Kuatsikor.
Other elected officers were Mr Gladstone Moore Ofori, Secretary, Mr Ofori Dickson Dei-Tutu, unopposed as Assistant Secretary, Mr Blessing K. Tsikata, and Organizer, Mr Michael D.K. Aba Boye Youth organizer. The rest were Mr Daniel K. Tekpodoe and Ms Eva Alimata Adams both unopposed as Treasurer and Women Organizer respectively. Speaking to Newsmen, Mr Torblu who was at the centre of the leadership row, said peace had now returned to the party in the constituency. He said the party had lagged behind in the constituency because of the "petty quarrels" and that it was imperative to organize to gain much ground towards the 2008 elections. Mr Torblu said, "even twins quarrel but they never lose sight of their common bond".
He said the new executive would convene a reconciliation meeting as soon as it took over from the Regional Executive Sub-Committee.