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NPP polls: Bawumia calls for a united front after regional elections

The Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has called for unity within the rank and file of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) after the party’s successful regional elections over the weekend.

Twelve incumbent regional chairmen of the NPP retained their seats after the exercise, which was held in 15 regions. Out of the 12 who retained their positions, the Western regional chairman, Francis Ndede Siah, went unopposed.

The Central regional poll was put on hold because of a court injunction.

Bawumia described the elections as impressive.

“Impressive show of intra-party democracy so far exhibited by the New Patriotic Party in the conduct of elections from the polling stations to the regional level,” the vice-president posted on Facebook on Monday (30 May).

“Congratulations to all competing parties,” Bawumia said. “We should be more poised, now than ever, to forge unity for a stronger party. Even though the contestants may have been on opposing sides, let us all remember that we are one family, the Kukrudu family. Once again, ayekoo to all party faithful for this success.”

Meanwhile, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, a stalwart of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has congratulated newly-elected regional executives of the party.

“Congratulations to all the new regional executives of the New Patriotic Party! Special congratulations to Samba, Divine, Jeff and Wontumi! You all fought a good fight,” Gabby posted on Facebook.

He added: “Proud of the Eastern Region, and how the regional executives and the various campaign teams conducted themselves and with the EC organised the regional executives elections. The only one of the Big 5 Regions with no reported issues . Congrats to all!.”

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