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16.12.2005 NPP News

NPP gears up for Election 2008

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Accra, Dec. 16, GNA - The New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Saturday selects its team of commanding officers for Election 2008 at its National Delegates Congress scheduled for the University of Ghana, Legon.

The delegates like biblical Gideon must be looking for signs to guide them in the selection of their warlords for Election 2008. There are nine positions at stake. They are National Chairman; First National Vice Chairman; Second National Vice-Chairman; Third National Vice Chairman; General Secretary; National Organiser; National Treasurer; National Youth Organiser and National Women's Organiser. The most crucial among the seven are the positions of the National Chairman, General Secretary and the National Organiser.

Mr Haruna Esseku, the incumbent National Chairman; Mr Steve Ntim, First National Vice Chairman and Mr Peter MacManu, Former Western Regional Chairman are vying for the position of chairman. Contesting the Vice Chairmanship positions are Madam Hawa Yakubu; Mrs Agnes Okudzeto; Mr Edmund Annan; Amadu Kaleem; Alhaji Sanni Iddi and Mrs Margaret Acquaye and Mr Abdul Rahman Musa.

For the position of General Secretary are: Nana Ohene Ntow; Mr Kwadwo Afari; Mr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid; Mr Francis Kojo Smith; Mr Andy Appiah Kubi and Mr Abeeku Dickson.

Mr Lord Commey, the current National Organiser; Alhaji Moctar and an US-based Mr Iddrisu Musah Superior are gunning for the position of National Organiser.

Madam Gifty Ama Asantewaa-Ayeh and Mr Kwesi Arthur are contesting the position of National Treasurer.

Ms Tina Gifty Mensah; Mrs Halima Mahama Appiah; Mrs Rosemary Ekwam and Ms Rita Asobayire are gunning for the position of National Women Organiser.

For the National Youth Organiser position are Mr Abdul-Majeed Bawa; Mr Michael Kwabena Ampong; Mr Pius Enam Hadzide; Mr Arnold Kwaku Boateng; and Mr John Boadu.

Delegates with voting rights are five executives from each of the 230 constituencies; 10 Regional Executives; all the 128 NPP Members of Parliament; 46 Regional Representatives. Others are the nine national officers; Chairman of the Council of Elders; the Representative of the President; three past National Chairpersons and a past National General Secretary. Officer from the Electoral Commission would conduct the elections.

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