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GJA Elections: Filing of nominations ends

Filing of nominations for various executive positions for the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) ended by close of work on Tuesday May 4, 2021.

Those who filed for the presidency are: Mr Albert Kwabena Dwumfuor of Atinka Media Village, Mr Gayheart Mensah, a Media Consultant and Mr Dave Agbenu of the New Times Corporation.

Mrs Linda Asante-Agyei of the Ghana News Agency (GNA), filed for the position of Vice President, while Mrs Audrey Dekalu, also of the GNA, filed for the position of Treasurer.

Others are: Mr Kofi Yeboah-General Secretary, Mr Akwasi Agyeman of the Multimedia Group-General Secretary, Ms Mary Mensah of the Graphic Communications Group Limited-Organising Secretary, Mr Dominic Hlordze of GBC, Organising Secretary and Mrs Rebecca Ekpe of GBC, and Caesar Abagali of Ghana News Agency, both for Public Affairs Officer .

Mr Peter Agbeko, a member and Secretary of the GJA Elections Committee, received the nomination forms on behalf of the Committee and wished the aspirants good luck, while entreating them to prepare for vetting.

Nominations for the elections commenced on Tuesday April 13, 2021.
The candidates promised to conduct their campaigns peacefully and transform the fortunes of the Association if voted into office.

Aspirants for regional positions also filed nominations in regions across the country.
Source:GNA

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How NPP delegates voted for their new national leaders [Full results]

NPP National Executives

The 2022 National Annual Delegates Conference of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has ended successfully.

The two-day event, which started on Saturday, July 16 and ended on July 17, 2022, at the Accra Sports stadium, saw the election of new Executive Committee members.

Organised under the theme, ‘Holding Together, Working Together’, the conference saw over 40 candidates vie for 10 positions with over 6,000 delegates participating.

Aside from the National Women’s Organizer and Nasara coordinator who retained their positions, all the eight other slots were filled by fresh candidates of the respective races.

The major upset at the end of the polls is the longest serving national officer, John Boadu, who lost in his election bid for the General Secretary position.

Stephen Ntim also became the new National Chairman after five attempts in 20 years.

All newly elected national executives have been duly sworn-in.

Here is the list of the new electives:

  1. Mr. Stephen Ntim- National Chairman
  2. Danquah Smith Buttey – 1st Vice Chairman-
  3. Rita Asobayire- 2nd Vice Chairman
  4. Alhaji Masawuud – 3rd Vice Chairman
  5. Mr. Justin Frimpong Koduah- General Secretary
  6. Henry Nana Boakye- National Organiser
  7. Kate Gyamfua-National Women Organiser
  8. National Nasara Coordinator- Abdul Aziz Haruna Futah
  9. National Youth Organiser-Salam Mohammed Mustafa
  10. Treasurer – Dr Charles Dwamena
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Justin Kodua defeats John Boadu to become NPP’s next General Secretary

Justin Frimpong Kodua

The Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), Justin Frimpong Kodua has defeated incumbent General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party to emerge as the new chief scribe for the governing party.

Mr. Kodua was elected to the position during the NPP’s National Delegates Conference held at the Accra Sports Stadium.

He won with 2,837 votes, with John Boadu trailing behind him with 2,524 votes.

Former Mayor of Tamale Metropolitan Assembly, Iddrisu Musah followed Mr. Boadu with a distant 104 votes followed by Frederick Opare Ansah, 50 votes while last but not least, Ramseyer A. Agyeman-Prempeh garnered a paltry 8 votes.

John Boadu has been serving in such position since he was appointed as acting General Secretary in 2015 and later elected as a substantive scribe for the NPP.

About Justin Kodua Frimpong

Justin Frimpong Kodua (JFK) is a lawyer with specialisation in corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration, with particular interest in land disputes and asset management.

Prior to his appointment as the YEA CEO, he was the Ashanti Regional Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

He holds an LLB from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a Barrister of Law from the Ghana School of Law.

Justin Frimpong Kodua also holds a Bachelor of Science in Land Economy from the same university.

 Source: Citinewsroom. com

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Stephen Ntim wins NPP Chairmanship race with landslide victory after 5th attempt

Stephen Ntim

A five-time National Chairman aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Stephen Ntim, has been elected to the position at the national delegates conference of the party.

He won by a landslide victory of 4,014 votes (72%).

Mr. Ntim will take over from Freddie Blay, who has served in such a position since 2015.

Mr. Ntim was elected as Chairman of the NPP at the party’s National Delegates Conference held at the Accra Sports stadium.

NPP will retain power in 2024 if you elect me as chairman – Ntim

Prior to the election, Stephen Ayesu Ntim, had charged the party’s delegates to elect him as the National Chairman saying, under his chairmanship, NPP would retain power in the 2024 general elections.

“All you have to do is to elect me on Saturday as the party’s National Chairman, and I promise you that I will make whoever you choose as the party’s flagbearer for the 2024 elections the next President of Ghana,” he pledged.

“Let me reiterate this point, with Ntim as National Chairman, I will only ask you to give me a presidential candidate and I will give you a President,” he stated.

Source: Citinewsroom. com

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