Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Samia Yaba Nkrumah appointed as first female leader of a Ghanaian political party

Daughter of Ghana's first president Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Samia Yaba Nkrumah has been appointed the chairman of the opposition, Convention Peoples Party (CPP), after winning a 10th September poll at the party delegates' congress in Accra.

Nkrumah polled 1,151 votes to beat three other candidates including the incumbent Ladi Nylander who only received 353 votes. Former party chairman Prof Edmund Delle won 332 votes while, Bentsi-Enchill received only 10 votes.

Nkrumah, the CPP's only MP, is the party's first female chairman and the first female leader of a political party in Ghana.

The incumbent general secretary, Kobina Ivor Greenstreet, retained his position polling 716 votes to beat his closest contender Nii Akomfrah who received 672 votes.

The other winners include:

Seth Gomnah - National Treasurer - 1005 votes
Abu Forgor - National Organiser - 1093 votes
Mary Ankumah Boackye-Boateng - National Women's Organiser - 917 votes
Murtala Mohammed - National Youth Organiser - 802 votes.

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