The Western Regional executive positions of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have attracted 30 aspirants who have filed to contest the various positions to steer its affairs in the Region.
The aspirants were vetted and cleared by a nine-member Vetting Committee to campaign for the position, slated for Saturday, May 28, and to be held at the Nzema Manle Complex, Ampain in the Ellembelle Constituency.
The positions being contested include Chairman, 1st Vice-Chairman, 2nd Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Organizer, Women’s Organizer, Youth Organizer and Nasara Coordinator after nominations were opened on May 15, across the country.
The 30 included incumbents such as 1st and 2nd Vice-Chairpersons, Women’s Organiser who are seeking reelection and have been contested by staunch members of the party.
For instance, the Regional Secretaryship has four contestants – Mr Charles Cobbina, Public Relations Officer of the Western Regional Coordinating Council, Mr Okatakyie Amankwah Afrifa, Regional Director of the National Service Secretariat, Mr Rex Jonfiah, Coordinator at the Coastal Development Authority, and Emmanuel Acquaah, a lecturer at the Takoradi Technical University.
Meanwhile, the current Regional Chairman, Mr Ndede Siah, known as “Game Changer” is going unopposed while the current Regional Secretary, Mr Charles Cromwell Onuawontoh Bissue, is seeking elevation to the status of National Secretary.
Mr Abdul Ganiyu, currently the Regional Organiser, is aspiring for the Regional Youth Organizer and is being keenly contested by Mr Prince Amoabeng, Regional Coordinator for Youth Employment Agency.
In all, 17 constituency executives comprising 10 elected in the recent constituency executive elections and seven appointees would join the Regional Council of Elders and the Members of Parliament of the party as delegates to vote.