Mr Mohammed Seidu, aka Maha, the incumbent Brong Ahafo Regional Youth Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has retained his position at the party’s delegate’s conference held in Sunyani, the regional capital, to elect youth and women’s organisers for the party in the region.
He polled 38 votes out of a total of 45 votes cast to beat his opponent, James Oteng Danquah, an Instructor at the Sunyani Polytechnic (S-Poly) and former President of the S-Poly Student Representative Council (SRC).
Mr Kwadwo Takyi-Ahene, the incumbent Deputy NDC Regional Youth Organiser, was also retained, while Madam Florence Anning, and Georgina Puopiel were also elected unopposed as the Women’s Organiser and Deputy Women’s Organisers respectively.
The election was supervised by Mr Kofi Adams and Madam Agnes Adoma, National Deputy Youth Organiser and Women’s Organiser respectively and witnessed by the Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Eric Opoku.
Later in a brief remark, Mr Adams, who is also the spokesperson for former President J.J. Rawlings, cautioned the youth of the party against forming structures outside the party’s structures, and added that any body who wanted to join the party, could do so at the branch and constituency levels.
He disclosed that the relationship between former President Rawlings and the sitting President, Prof. J.E.A Mills, was cordial and the two had been meeting from time to time to discuss pertinent issues concerning the progress of the nation, among others.
Mr Adams noted that the recent criticisms by former President Rawlings against President Mills was to serve as a self-correcting measure and not aimed at destroying the Mills Presidency as perceived.
For her part, Madam Adoma advised the officers-elect to work hard to ensure that the party retained power in the 2012 general election, and also expressed her gratitude to the delegates for ensuring a peaceful election.
The Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Eric Opoku, in his address, called on the rank and file of the party in the region to close their ranks, bury their differences and always endeavour to use the party’s internal mechanisms to resolve their differences.
He also urged party supporters not to be complacent, but to work harder than before to ensure that the party improved on its electoral fortunes in the 2012 elections.
Mr Seidu, in his acceptance speech, thanked the delegates for retaining him and pledged to work with all, especially his rival in the contest, to help improve on the record of the party in the 2008 general election.