A Joyous History Was Written At The Just Ended National Annual Delegates Conference

A Joyous History Was Written At The Just Ended National Annual Delegates Conference

A Joyous History Was Written At The Just Ended National Annual Delegates Conference

A Joyous History Was Written At The Just Ended National Annual Delegates Conference 2022

The just-ended national annual delegates conference of the New Periotic Party came to an unimaginable and shocking moment at the Accra Sports Stadium on the 16th of July 2022. The incumbent national secretary, Mr. John Boadu, who has been in office since 2015, was shown the exit yesterday by the delegates, replacing him with lawyer Justin Kodua Frimpong. The history was well written and it looks like a wish come true for all party members and delegates both in Ghana and the diaspora.

Counting of votes by the EC
Counting of votes by the EC

The long-awaited national annual delegate conference to determine who will lead the party in the upcoming 2024 election was held on July 16, 2022. Delegates from all corners of the world made their way to the stadium to exercise their franchise, support their candidates, and ensure a peaceful election. John Boadu, who was assured by delegates upon his arrival by chanting the words “toaso”, which means he should continue his work, saw a total U-turn after the conference with “ye se sa mu” as the new slogan. He was confident it was a done deal, and he was clearly in a comfortable lead over his opponents until the unthinkable happened.

The crowd cheered Mr. Justin Kodua Frimpong with two hands rolling against each other, meaning they wanted change. The party folks were overly happy and could express it easily through their speech and jubilation that their heart desires and prayers had been answered. Some raised concerns that the party was on its way to shambles as most of the basic things needed in the party aren’t attended to and when concerns are raised they turn a deaf ear to them. They spoke of the party lacking an accurate database of its members, making it difficult to know and understand their worries and pleas as party members. They also stated emphatically that party card issuance has been an issue for some years now, preventing many members from playing or participating in important activities.

Election Day
Election Day

According to the campaign team of Mr. Justin Kodua Frimpong, they picked these concerns from the members and assured them of addressing them in the next 100 days in office as a short-term goal. The long-term goal is to restructure things within the party to ensure a successful win in the year 2024 to begin breaking the eight-point agenda of the party. Some also said that there were many divisions in the party, making things difficult for the party to progress. Mr. Frimpong wasn’t only supported by members in Ghana but those in the diaspora, causing them to spend thousands of cedis to fly over just to ensure that he attained that position as secretary for the party.

Kate exiting after voting
Kate exited after voting

Yesterday’s national annual delegate conference yielded some candidates maintaining their position; others losing their seats, and others being elected into office for the first time after years of struggling to attain such a position. Mr. John Boadu, who was the then national secretary, lost his seat to Mr. Justin Kodua Frimpong, and Chairman Freddy Blay’s post was occupied by Mr. Stephen Ayensu Ntim. Madam Kate Gyamfua retained her seat as the national women’s organizer. Mr. Danquah Smith Buttey attained the position of first vice chairman, and Rita Asobayire became the second, with Alhaji Masawudu Osman being the third vice chairman. Henry Nana Boakye also retained his seat as the national organiser, with Abdul Aziz Haruna Futah grabbing the seat of national nasara coordinator, Salam Mohammed Mustafa being the national youth organiser, and Dr. Charles Dwemena attaining the position of treasurer.

Decision time for delegates
Decision time for delegates

The positions were attained by delegates numbering 6730, with 20 polling stations and 46 aspirants at the Accra Sports Stadium on the 16th of July 2022. Over 600 security officials were deployed to the stadium to ensure a peaceful election, which was achieved with the exception of one scapegoat who wanted to make the work of the police difficult. Thankfully, he was fished out on time and sent off to the stadium. Yesterday is and will forever be one of the historical moments in the book of the new patriotic party.

 

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Source: Rose Twum Marfo | Hbtvghana