On Saturday, February 17, 2018, the Philadelphia Chapter of the New Patriotic Party elections were held and coordinated by Mr Bright Essilfie Kumi, the aspiring National Youth Organizer of the Ruling New Patriotic Party and also the DP. Electoral commissioner. The elections were supervised by Mr. Samuel Odoom (EC). This was held to ensure continuity of governance, a Tradition being observed every four years to fill vacancies within the NPP Global as required by every Democratic Group. The elections witnessed the following emerging as winners of the respective Positions:
Dr.John Benin—Chairman: A Pharmacists
Dennis Acquah—Vice Chairman: IT professional
Emmanuel Tabiri—General Secretary: Senior IT/Web/Graphics Professional
Ignatius Arthur—Treasurer: Business Strategist/Accountant
Josephine Agyekum Wallace—Organizer: Healthcare Administrator
The election was conducted in a more model approach as done in every democratically inclined country or organization. The process which began from filing of nominations through individual campaign to voting at polling station was one of a kind and first in history of NPP USA.The elections witnessed the presence of the General Secretary Mr Augustine Agbenaza who later inducted the elected officers into office. Other National candidates including Capt. Rtd. Odame contesting for National Vice Chairman took their turn,commended the electoral committee and used the platform to campaign.
In conclusion, the Newly elected Chairman Dr John Bennin pledged to work with his Team in achieving results that would reflect in the living standards of the members while focusing on how to create more opportunities for All.