THE Kwadaso Constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) went to the polls last Sunday to elect new executive for the next four years.
At the end of the peaceful election, a Kumasi-based businessman, Mr Yaw Bonnah-Boadi polled 232 votes to become the new chairman.
His main challenger, Alhaji Atta polled 50 votes, but he showed maturity when he embraced the winner after the electoral commission official who supervised the polls had announced the result.
The incumbent women’s organiser, Madam Florence Sarhene, was defeated after polling 66 votes as against 217 by Madam Constance Osei, who emerged as the new women’s organiser.
All the other positions went unopossed. They included Mr Edward Kyeremeh, first vice chairman, Mr Samuel Osei Bonsu, second vice chairman, Mr Kofi Amankwa Konadu, secretary, Mr Moses Agyei, assistant secretary, Mr Frank Amoako, youth organiser, Mr Stephen K. Kyamfi, financial secretary and Samuel Donkor, treasurer.
In his acceptance speech, the new chairman thanked the delegates for the confidence reposed in him and his team, and pledged to work hard to put the party on a sound footing for the 2012 general election.
Addressing the gathering after the election, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kwadaso, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto said the peaceful nature of the polls was a testimony of the unity that prevailed in the party in the area.
He said the NPP was bent on winning the next general election to right the wrongs of the NDC.
Dr Akoto noted that the constitutional amendments made by the party at its last national congress, had helped to bring discipline in various elections within the party.
He described the newly-elected executive members as people who had so much love for the party and expressed the hope that they would work hard to achieve results.
In attendance were some regional executive members of the party.