Twenty-five aspirants of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have picked nomination forms to contest for various executive positions in the Brong Ahafo Region.
The leadership of the ruling Party opened nominations on Monday, March 19, and aspirants are expected to submit their forms by Friday April 23 to contest the regional elections scheduled for April 27, this year.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Sunyani on Tuesday, Mr Stephen Opuni, a member of the Brong-Ahafo Regional Elections Committee, expressed satisfaction with the way the aspirants were conducting themselves and following the electoral processes.
He said only two aspirants; Dr David Kwame Addo and Mr Francis Opoku Sarfo had picked nominations forms to contest the Regional Chairmanship position.
Though, Mr. Opuni could not immediately provide the names of the other aspirants contesting for the various Regional executive positions, he said three aspirants had picked forms to contest for the first Vice Chairmanship position.
The rest were; Second Vice Chairman – two, Regional Secretary – three, Deputy Regional Secretary – two, Treasurer – two, Organiser – one, Women Organiser – two, Youth Organiser – six, and Regional Nasara Coordinator – two.
Meanwhile, Mr. Sarfo popularly known as “Chairman Jerry” who is vying for regional Chairman has submitted his nomination papers to the regional office of the Party.
He was accompanied by some ecstatic NPP supporters drawn from some of the constituencies in the region and dressed in “T Shirts” designed with the red, blue and white colours of the Party.
Mr. Sarfo told newsmen that the NPP in the region needed experienced, well-endowed and mature politicians with ‘high political charisma’ like him to lead the Party for a resounding victory in Election 2020.
He reminded the other aspirants of the need to conduct clean campaigns devoid of insults and abusive language.