Sekondi Oct. 28, GNA - Nana Owusu Ankomah was on Friday elected as the Western Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at a regional delegates congress of the party at Sekondi. He polled 77 votes to beat Mr Atta Nketiah Dickson, who had 54 votes in the election supervised by officials of the Electoral Commission (EC).
Other elected executives were Mr Kofi Nyankopa Arthur, First Vice-chairman, Nana Alex Ofosu Blankson, Second Vice-chairman and Miss Jane Edna Nyame, Treasurer.
The rest were Miss Abena Kwallah, Women Organiser, Mr Kojo Acquah, Organiser, Mr Anthony Sam, Secretary, Mr John Swanzy Baffour, Assistant Secretary and Mr Onasis Amino Abubakari, Youth Organiser. Mr Eddie Annan, Acting General Secretary of NPP, who swore the executives into office, advised them to work in harmony to enable the party to massively win the 2008 general election.
He also urged them to settle their differences amicably and to strive to exceed the enviable achievements of past executives.
Mr Annan said the date for national delegates congress of the party would be announced soon.
Mr Joseph Boahen Aidoo, Western Regional Minister and Member of Parliament for Amenfi East, said opponents of the party had embarked on a smear campaign against the party and ministers. He said the campaign, which was being carried out, especially on the Internet was intended to discredit the party and the government to the international community.
Mr Aidoo asked members and supporters to work in unity to counteract allegations against the government. He said the main task of the government was to ensure development in the Region.
Papa Owusu Ankomah, Minister of the Interior and MP for Sekondi, said the party was not going to let the country down. He asked the members to co-operate to build a strong party to support government policies.
Papa Ankomah reminded ministers and party functionaries that they occupied their positions because of the party so they should support it to achieve its goals.