Henry Ametefe, the current regional chairman for the Volta Region, is the latest delegate to lose his seat in the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) ongoing regional elections.
Mawutor Agbavitor defeated Mr. Ametefe to become chairman, garnering 203 votes to Mr. Ametefe’s 130, resulting in a surprising loss for Mr. Ametefe.
This is 180 fewer votes than Mr. Ametefe received to defeat Frank Afriyie for the job four years ago.
Egypt Kudoto, the region’s First Vice Chairman-elect, made a plea to both election victors and losers to cooperate in order to unseat the New Patriotic Party by December 2024.
Edward Doe Adjaho, a former speaker of parliament, has already warned party officials and supporters against becoming complacent as the general elections for 2024 approach. Mr. Kudoto added to this warning.
Speaking to the media following the conclusion of voting in the Region, Mr. Kudoto said that although the Volta Region has been designated as the World Bank for the NDC, residents of the region will be urged to register and vote in any constituency they happen to be in in order to increase the NDC’s chances of winning a majority of the parliamentary seats in other parts of the country.
However, James Gunu was lucky to be kept on as the Volta Regional Secretary of the NDC after receiving 456 votes, or 78.9% of the total.
Henry Ametefe joins Alhassan Sandow Natogmah, the incumbent North East Regional Chairman, who was also defeated by Ibrahim Abdul-Rauf Tanko.