The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is holding elections to fill vacant executive positions in the six new regions and four other existing regions.
Correspondent Kwamena Onumah reports that more than 280 NDC delegates from the nine constituencies in the Western North Region are holding their conference to elect Regional Executives to steer the affairs of the party towards next year’s presidential and parliamentary elections.
The delegates are made up of the former and current MPs, former Ministers, Council of Elders, Founding Members and former MMDCEs.
Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Peter Boamah Otokunor said 33 aspirants are contesting the 14 positions in the region except that of the Vice Chairman and Treasurer which are going unopposed.
The other positions include Chairman, Secretary, Youth Organizer and Deputy, Women’s Organizer as well as the Zongo Caucus.
Mr Otokunor advised all the delegates to abide by the electoral codes to ensure sanity.The election is being conducted by 15 officials of the Electoral Commission.
Among the NDC big wigs present are the former MP for Sefwi Wiawso, Paul Evans Aidoo, former Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kwamena Ahwoi, and Former Minister of Agriculture, Kwesi Ahwoi.
Meanwhile, Director of Elections of the NDC Elvis Afriyie Ankrah who spoke with GBC’s Ewurabena Paha said no private individual or group of persons would be allowed to perform security duties during today’s elections to select Regional Executives for four existing regions and the six newly-created regions.
He said the Ghana Police Service has been contacted to provide security during today’s election.