Sumbrungu (U/E), Sept. 2, GNA – Alhaji Mumuni Bolnaba, the incumbent Upper East Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Saturday polled 282 out of 507 valid votes cast to retain his position.
He was contested by Mr John Akologo Tia, former Ghana’s Ambassador to Cuba and Alhaji Osman Akasum Alem who both polled 49 and 176 votes respectively.
Alhaji Bolnaba in a brief victory speech, expressed gratitude to the delegates for the confidence they reposed in him by renewing his mandate to continue his service to the party as Chairman, and said the NDC emerged winner in the election.
He called on all members of the party to put away their differences and work together in unity to recapture power from the ruling New Patriotic Party in 2020.
The newly elected executive who were immediately sworn into office by Madam Anita Desoso, the party’s First National Chairperson included; Mr Abubakari Atongo Salifu, First Vice Chairman, Mr William Nsobono Akanyele, Second Vice Chairman, Alhaji Ahmed Tijani Saeed, Communications Officer, Mr Sunday Casper Kampoli, Deputy Communications Officer, Mr Abraham Azumah Lambon, Youth Organizer, Mr David Amoliga, Deputy Youth Organizer, Mr Joseph Apoakasi, Second Deputy Youth Organizer, Madam Rahinatu Haruna (Hajia Charity), Women’s Organizer.
The rest are; Madam Musah Mariama Anaatim, Deputy Women’s Organizer, Alhaji Hudu Yahaya, Zongo Caucus Coordinator, Mr Fidel Castro Adagewine, Treasurer, Madam Monica Ananchinaba Teni, Deputy Treasurer, Mr Ibrahim Yasaana Mutawakilu, Organizer, Mr John Assibi Nyaaba, Deputy Organizer, Mr Donatus Akamugri Atanga, Secretary and Madam Ophelia Atoklo, Deputy Secretary.
Present to grace the occasion were current and former Members of Parliament (MPs), and former government appointees including Mr Cletus Avoka, Mr Benson Tongo Baba, Mr Donald Adabere, Dr Dominic Akuritinga Ayine, Mr James Agalga, Mr Edward Baba among others.