The First National Vice Chairperson elect of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mad. Rita Talata Asobayire has indicated that, she is well poised to undertake the position.
Mad. Asobayire disclosed on the ‘Omanbapa Kasa’ show on Pink FM that, “I started from scratch as a Polling Station Women’s Organiser and worked through for 27 years. I have gone through the mill and I’ve worked for 8 years at the national level as the Women’s Organiser. By the grace of God, I’ve been elected as the First Vice Chairperson”.
She added that since a party is a “collective effort”, she is well assured that with the help of her other colleagues, the aim of the party shall be achieved.
When asked by the host, Kofi Asamoah Aning, whether this is a factor to promote the participation of more women in the political circle, she answered ‘’yes’’.
After the elections, it was rumoured that there is some sort of rift between Mr. Stephen Ntim and Mr. Freddie Blay, aspirants for the position of Chairman in the NPP. This was due to Mr. Ntim’s absence in the general thanksgiving service of the party after the elections. Mad. Rita went on to debunk such claims.
Fortunately for Mad. Asobayire, she won the First National Vice Chairperson with total votes of 3,671 votes. Mr. F.F Antoh, Second National Vice Chairman elect won with 3,125 votes. Mr. Michael Omare Wadie, Third Vice Chairman elect, won with 3,028 votes.
Other aspirants in the contest for the position were Former Member of Parliament, Mr. George Isaac Amoo, Mad. Vida Agyekum Acheampong, Mr. Emmanuel Ken-Wuud and Former Regional Minister, Mad. Agnes Asangalisa Chigabatia.
On the 6th to the 8th of July, 2018, the New Patriotic Party held an Annual Delegate Conference at the Koforidua Technical University in the Eastern Region to elect new national executives for the party.