Deputy Director of Research for the opposition National Democratic Congress, Peter Otukonor, and lawyer Barbara Serwaa Asamoah have both been elected as National Deputy General Secretaries.
They were elected at the NDC’s 9th National Delegates’ Congress held at the Trade Fair Centre in Accra on Saturday which dragged into late Sunday evening.
Lawyer Barbara Serwaa Asamoah polled 3, 041 votes while Otukonor had 1, 816 votes.
Per the NDC constitution, delegates of the party are supposed to elect two Deputy General Secretaries who are to “assist the General Secretary in the performance of his functions.”
In all, 11 aspirants competed for the deputy General Secretary position.
Former presidential staffer, Kojo Adu Asare who contested in the race raised some concerns because his name appeared as Justice Yeboah with his photo on the ballot paper.
Johnson Asiedu Nketia was retained as the party’s General Secretary, Joshua Akamba was elected as National Organiser, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo as Chairman, and Sammy Gyamfi as National Communications Officer.
In all, 65 persons vied for the various positions, whereas over 9,000 delegates voted.
By: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey | citinewsroom.com | Ghana