The People’s National Convention (PNC) has acclaimed 14 executive members to steer the affairs of the Ashanti Regional wing of the party for the next four years.
The executive, all of whom were uncontested, were acclaimed at the party’s Ashanti Regional Conference held at the Asawase Community Centre in Kumasi last Wednesday.
They are Kabah Abraham Hirohito, Chairman; Theerock Issah, Vice Chairman; Sulemana Seidu, Secretary; James B. Anwuli. Deputy Secretary; Ali Areme-Yawo, Organiser; Cyril Spio Quansah, Deputy Organiser; Sakibu Mohammed Ishak, Treasurer, and Adams Mohammed, Deputy Treasurer.
The rest are Wasilla Shuaib, Women’s Organiser; Regina Serwaa Adjei Deputy Women’s Organiser; Muniru Mohammed Youth Organiser; Anthony Owusu, Deputy Youth Organiser; Robert Dambo, Communications Officer, and Abdul Nasirul Deen, Deputy Communication Officer.
More than 650 delegates, drawn from all the 47 constituencies in the Ashanti Region, participated in the exercise.
Two Deputy Regional directors of the Electoral Commission in the Ashanti Region, Mrs Diana Osei Assebey and Mr Ebenezer Donkor Tettey supervised the event.
All the executive were sworn into office by the National Chairman of the party, Mr Bernard Monarh, at the event.
Some national executive of the PNC, including three persons aspiring to lead the party in the upcoming presidential election – Rev. Samuel Adjei-Debrah, Mr Aasaki Samson Awingobit and Mr David Apasara – were also present at the event.
Speaking at the event, Mr Mornah applauded the executive for spearheading a successful exercise in spite of the challenges occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
He charged them to set higher targets and work to make the PNC more attractive in the region.
He tasked the executive to work collectively with the delegates and share ideas on how to maximise the gains of the party in the region in the upcoming December elections.
“I congratulate all of you on reaching another milestone to serve the party. I urge you all to commit to the work of the party and execute your mandate in a manner that will make the PNC more attractive in the region,” Mr Mornah said.
PNC not dead
The PNC has scheduled its national congress for September 26, 2020, to elect its national executive and a flag bearer ahead of the December elections.
Reacting to speculations that the PNC is moribund, Mr Mornah stated emphatically that the PNC “is not dead” regardless the challenges it has encountered over the period.
He rather expressed worry over the attitude of some of its members towards the party as he observed that some members only demonstrated their interest in the party during elections and fizzled out in times of need.
“The PNC is not dead and no one can sell the PNC. But some people abandon the party and only show up during elections. This must change. We must work together to make the PNC great again,” he said.
Speaking on behalf of all the executive, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the PNC, Kabah Abraham Hirohito, expressed profound gratitude to the delegates for the confidence reposed in them and pledged his readiness to work harder to secure parliamentary seats for the party in the region.