Edmund Kyei, a former constituency communications director last Saturday swept past his main challenger, Victor Owusu Amoako to become the 1st Vice-Chairman for the Asokwa Constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Winning with 421 votes, the NPP communications team member gained the right to the position he has so desired as his contender who was tipped to win could only manage some 287 votes at the polls.
Speaking with Ghanaian Observer Newspaper moments after being declared winner, Mr Kyei expressed delight at the opportunity to serve the Asokwa people in such a high office.
He pledged his commitment to seeking for the welfare of the constituents by implementing schemes and policies that will make life better for them.
‘’I am delighted to have this opportunity to serve at a constituency I love and am committed to support with resources I get from the party and elsewhere’’, Mr Kyei noted.
Mr Kyei, a member of the NPP communications wing promised to ensure the youth were empowered with some skills and training.
This, he mentioned will make them useful for the party since a skilled youth could help push the party’s programs and policies.
He promised to lobby for job placements for those who have completed schools but were without jobs.
The party, he pledged will be resourced to carry out outreach programs aimed at getting more people into its fold.
In other fiercely contested positions, Frank Bosompim with 538 votes walloped one Nana Yaw who only managed 158 votes in the youth organizer contest.
An Assemblyman, Eric Osei scraped through with 238 votes as his main contender, Richard Kusi came close with 235 votes.
Malik Manu took away the bragging rights as 2ND Vice Chairman of Asokwa while Papa Yaw Asare Bediako won the race for the secretary position beating Oscar Anane to it.
Felix Appiah won the bid to become the constituency treasurer as he swept away one Enoch Kobina Prah Junior in the race.
Like Tsunami, Reverend Benjamin Fosu Nkromah, an Assemblies of God Pastor knocked off stiff competition from Akwanuassah Gyimah, a former 1st Vice-Chairman to become the newest Chairman for the Asokwa Constituency.
The Reverend in a previous constituency election in 2014, lost narrowly to the then incumbent chairman, Robert Asare-Bediako.
Winning with 352 votes to 326 garnered by his main challenger, Rev Nkromah’s victory seems to have shifted the power block in the Asokwa constituency from the old Asokwa community to Atonsu.