The closely contested New Patriotic Party (NPP) national executives elections ended yesterday night in Accra with a shock and a wave, when Justin Frimpong Koduah, popularly known as JFK, defeated incumbent John Boadu to become the party’s new General Secretary for the next four years.
JFK, the CEO of the Youth Employment Authority, received 2,837 votes to Boadu’s 2,524 votes out of a total of 5,556 votes cast.
JFK was the former NPP Deputy Regional Youth Organiser in 2010, a member of the party’s Ashanti Regional campaign team in 2008, and a member of the party’s National Youth Wing, where he led the Legal Committee.
Other contesting candidates: Iddrisu Musah received 104 votes, Ramseyer Ahmed received 8, Charles Bissue received 12, and Frederick Ansah received 50 votes. More than 6000 delegates cast ballots for 46 candidates running for 10 posts in the party.
Stephen Ntim received 4,014 votes to defeat six other candidates for the role of National Chairman. He ran against serious opponents like Stephen Asamoah Boateng and Prof Christopher Ameyaw-Ekumfi.
Dr. Charles Dwamena was elected National Treasurer with 2,917 votes; Henry Nana Boakye was elected National Organiser with 2,870 votes; Kate Gyamfua was elected National Women’s Organiser with 620 votes; Salam Mohammed Mustapha was elected National Youth Organiser with 255 votes, and Abdul Aziz Haruna Futa was elected Nasara Coordinator with 328 votes.