Saltpond (C/R), Oct. 13, GNA - A nine-member executive for the Mfantseman West constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been elected in to man the affairs of the party for the next four years. In the election at Saltpond conducted by officials of Electoral Commission, Mr James D'Ehuren retained his post as Chairman with the position of first Vice Chairman going to Mr Felix Nyarko Antwi and Mr Joseph Biney taking the second Vice Chairman post.
Mr Kofi Aduako-Mensah was elected Secretary with Mr George Duker as Assistant Secretary and Mr Joseph Quainoo taking the post of Youth Organiser.
Miss Esi Dankwa retained the post of Women Organiser while Mr Anthony Arhin was elected as the Organiser and Alhaji G. Adams taking the post of Treasurer.
In an address, Mr Stephen Asamoah Boateng, MP for the constituency commended the members for conducting a peaceful election. He advised the winners to regard their election as a victory for the Party and not for them as individuals. The MP said that would enable them to place the Party above their personal interest and urged them to rope in the losers to tap what they have for the NPP.
Mr Robert Quainoo-Arthur, Mfantseman District Chief Executive, said the election was the beginning of the race for the 2008 general elections and urged them to work as a team.
He appealed to the losers to co-operate with the executive for the success of the Party and to enable it to win the elections. Mr Asamoah Adjei Kusi, Presiding Member of the District Assembly, appealed to government functionaries to visit their constituencies to explain government policies and programmes to the people.
Mr Albert Essuman, Central Regional Secretary of the Party, cautioned the executive against complacency adding that, "No one should think that the 2008 general election will be an easy race for the NPP". He pointed out that the NPP could only win with a unity of purpose and hard work.