Mr Kwame Baffoe, popularly known as ‘Abronye’, the incumbent Bono Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), polled 126 votes to retain his chairmanship position.
He beat his sole challenger, Mr Konlaabig Rasheed, who obtained 80 votes, in a highly-tensed regional executives’ election, conducted and supervised by the regional office of the Electoral Commission, at the Catholic Pastoral Centre in Sunyani.
Mr Joseph Mensah, the incumbent First-Vice Chairman, also retained his position with 149 votes, beating the other three opponents; Nana Atta Fena, 18 votes, Kwadwo Agyekum, 22 votes, and Prince Kofi Nchira, 17.
The Second Vice-Chairmanship position was won by Kate Nana Yaa Amponsah Agyare, who polled 106 votes as against 101 by her contender, Henry Oppong.
Mr Kofi Ofosu Boateng, the incumbent Secretary, garnered 108 ballots to beat two other opponents, Franklin Osei-Antwi, 68 votes and Ebenezer Asare Baffour, 30 votes.
The Assistant Secretary position went to Mr Isaac Kwame Benkae who won with 98 votes to beat three other challengers, Ebenezer Anane, 48 votes, Stephen Opuni Anane, 17, and Randy Ashraf, 43.
Mr Evans Afari Gyan Yeboah had 115 votes to win the Organiser position, defeating Darlington Bill Boampong, 13 votes and Bashiru Hassan Adams, 78 votes.
Madam Doris Asomah obtained 142 votes to beat the incumbent Women’s Organiser, Mrs Dorothy Ama Amponsah, who had 65 votes.
Abdul-Razack Oppong obtained 130 votes to win the Youth Organiser’s position, defeating Shadrach Abrefa Mensah, who had 76.
The Treasurer position was won by Alhaji Issaka Issa with 125 votes, beating
Anthony Yeboah, who got 82.
Alhaji Osman Faisal won the Nasara Coordinator position after polling 111 votes to beat Alhaji Bashiru Wahab, who had 93.
Earlier in a pre-voting address, Madam Justina Owusu-Banahene, the Bono Regional Minister, exhorted the delegates and contestants to prioritise the interest of the Party for the general good of the Ghanaian populace.
“The election is only an internal one serving as part of the route to go to other equally important elections like the national executives to prepare the ground well for the Party to go to Election 2024,” she said.
“Whoever wins is a victory for all”.
She stressed the need for a united front, saying: “We must all cooperate and support the executives and also execute our individual responsibilities accordingly to ensure victory in 2024”.