Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has congratulated the New Patriotic Party’s new national executives.

Dr Bawumia said the party must now be united and focus towards election 2024. 

In a Facebook post on Sunday, a day after the elections, he asked the defeated candidates not to give up.

'I look forward to working with you' - Bawumia to NPP’s new national executives
Dr. Bawumia with President Akufo-Addo

“Congratulations to all the newly elected and returning National Officers of our dear party. I look forward to working with you.”

'I look forward to working with you' - Bawumia to NPP’s new national executives
Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

“To the other candidates who didn’t make it, I say to you, well done and better luck next time.”

'I look forward to working with you' - Bawumia to NPP’s new national executives
Dr. Bawumia

The NPP over the weekend organised its national executives’ election at the Accra Sports stadium.

It was organised under the theme, ‘Holding Together, Working Together’, with 46 candidates vying for 10 positions with over 6,000 delegates participating in the conference.

'I look forward to working with you' - Bawumia to NPP’s new national executives

However, aside from the National Women’s Organizer and Nasara coordinator who retained their positions, all the eight other slots were filled by fresh candidates of the respective races.

Stephen Ntim became the new Chairman of the party after five attempts in 20 years.

'I look forward to working with you' - Bawumia to NPP’s new national executives
Stephen Ntim delivering his victory speech

He polled 4,014 out of a total valid votes cast of 5,552 representing 72% with his closest contender, Stephen Asamoah Boateng trailing with 1,010.

Also, John Boadu lost in his bid to retain the General Secretary position.

'I look forward to working with you' - Bawumia to NPP’s new national executives

He was unseated by lawyer Justin Frimpong Kodua, the Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Employment Authority, NYA.

'I look forward to working with you' - Bawumia to NPP’s new national executives
Delegates at the conference

Frimpong Kodua won the contest with 2,837 out of 5,556 total valid votes cast whereas his John Boadu had 2,524. 

Below is the full list of the new executives:

1. Mr. Stephen Ntim- National Chairman

2. Danquah Smith Buttey – 1st Vice Chairman

3. Rita Asobayire- 2nd Vice Chairman

4. Alhaji Masawuud – 3rd Vice Chairman

5. Mr. Justin Frimpong Koduah- General Secretary

6. Henry Nana Boakye- National Organiser

7. Kate Gyamfua-National Women Organiser

8. National Nasara Coordinator- Abdul Aziz Haruna Futah

9. National Youth Organiser-Salam Mohammed Mustafa

10. Treasurer – Dr Charles Dwamena