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Ashanti NPP elect new executives today

THE ASHANTI Regional New Patriotic Party (NPP) will today go to the polls to elect new executives at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

The venue was shifted from the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) to Baba Yara Stadium after the party’s election committee, headed by Simon Osei Mensah after some of the aspirants protested against the holding of the programme at the RCC.

The positions being contested are that of chairman, which has five contestants but has been reduced to a two-horse race between incumbent, Bernard Antwi Boasiako (Chairman Wontumi) and Odeneho Kwaku Appiah, populary referred to COKA.

The new executives will be expected to run the affairs of the party in the region for the next four years.

Apart from the Mampong Constituency, which will have no delegates voting at the conference because of a court case, the remaining 46 constituencies in the region will have 17 each delegates casting their ballots.

About 950 delegates are expected to cast their ballot to elect ten officers at various levels to man the party ahead of the 2024 general elections.

All members of the regional executive committee, the 44 members of parliament in the region, the regional representatives on the national executive committee, 10 members of the council of elders in the region and one TESCON representative from each of the recognised tertiary institutions in the region will be casting their ballot.

Some agitated party members, more especially Region Council of Elders and the Tertiary Students Confederacy (TESCON) leaders in Kumasi have earlier threatened to seek court injunction over omission or replacement of names in the voters album, restraining their executives from voting on Saturday.

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