Meet the new women, youth leadership of the NDC
The largest opposition political party in Ghana, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), held its women and youth leadership elections at the party’s 10th Women and Youth Conference at the University of Cape Coast on Saturday, December 10.
Even though the conference was marred by violence, it ended with the party announcing the winners of the various national women’s and youth positions in the party.
The race for the position of national youth organizer in the party saw some stiff competition between the incumbent youth organizer, George Opare Addo, and Yaw Brogya Genfi, with Opare Addo winning by just 25.
The incumbent Women’s Organiser of the party, Dr. Louisa Hannah Bissiw, retained her position after beating Margaret Ansei Magoo by 433 votes to 362.
Ten people contested the race for the position of the Deputy National Youth Organiser, including Osman Abdulai Ayariga, Ruth Dela Seddoh, Bright Nudokpo Honu, Sulemana Abdul Karim, Mohammed Abubakari Sadiq Gombilla, Kabiru Ahmed, Eric Dadson, Pendilock Owusu Asare, Obed Opintan, and Jude Sekley.
The Deputy National Women’s Organizer position was contested by Abigail Akwabea Elorm Mensah, Felicia Dzifa, Jessie Adams, and Hajia Alijata Sulemana.
Below is the full list of winners of the NDC youth and women’s elections:
National Women’s Organiser – Dr. Louisa Hannah Bissiw
Dr. Louisa Hannah Bissiw is a former Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture from 2013 to 2017; Deputy Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing in 2009; and the former Member of Parliament for Tano South, in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana, from 2012 to 2017.
She has served in various positions in the NDC, including being a member of the NDC Manifesto Committee in 2008. She was the incumbent women’s organiser of the party.
1st Deputy National Women’s Organiser – Abigail Elorm Mensah