The Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), Justin Frimpong Koduah alias “JFK” has become the NPP’s newest General Secretary beating incumbent John Boadu with a difference of 311 votes.
According to a document showing the votes garnered by candidates which has gone viral, Mr. Boadu pulled 2,524 votes while Mr. Koduah harvested 2,835 votes at the party’s National Delegates Conference held yesterday at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Charles Bissiw, who stepped down a few days before the election also got a total of 12 votes perhaps because his name and picture was on the ballot paper.
While the nation awaits the official results, supporters of Mr. Koduah, are out jubilating on the election grounds.
Reports suggest Mr. Koduah, a lawyer by profession significantly won his home region, Ashanti and also pulled a lot of delegates from the Ahafo Region to his side.
The Electoral Commission (EC) is yet to declare the official results but influential NPP members are either congratulating Mr. Koduah or wishing Mr. Boadu farewell in his future endeavour reinforcing the perception that there has been a change in the leadership of the party.
Mr Boadu, had banked his chances on experience having been in that role since 2015, when Kwabena Agyei Agyapong, was suspended from the position of General Secretary.
The party people are saying, however, that Mr. Boadu had stayed in office for too long and must give way for a new face. They accuse him of making a lot of money, acquired lots of properties, schooling his kids outside Ghana, but remains a stingy person.
Many insiders had insisted that the performance of the party during the 2020 election resulting in the party losing its majority in Parliament and having to be in court using partisan elements in the judiciary to be hunting for seats, must be blamed on Mr Boadu, whom they also accused of arrogance.
Other results are that National Chairman is gone to Stephen Ayesu Ntim while the results for the three National Vice chairpersons are not yet out.
The position of the party’s treasurer went to one Dr. Charles Dwamena while the National Organizer position went to Henry Nana Boakye, who until the contest was the National Youth Orgnizer.
The Women Organiser went to the incumbent Kate Gyamfua, who is described as a hard working lady ready to do anything to consolidate her position
Salam Mustapha, won the Youth Organiser position while the NASARA Coordinator, went to Abdul Aziz Haruna Futa.
More to come!