Stephen Ntim, the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) newly elected national chairman, has thanked the party’s supporters for choosing him to serve as their leader for the ensuing four years.
After receiving the oath of office along with the other National Executive officers, Mr Ntim addressed the party membership and said, “After 20 years of wandering in the wilderness before getting this far, I am going to cherish the chairmanship position, I will value the chairmanship position, and I will make sure that it remains enviable.”
He gave the assurance that “the new executives will work assiduously for the party to win election 2024” in his capacity as the new party chairman.
He received 4,014 votes, defeating his rivals.
Mr Ntim has previously run for the position four times. The conference that just ended is his fifth attempt.
But from 2001 to 2005, he was the party’s initial vice chairman.
The first time Mr Ntim ran for party chairman was in December 2005. His third attempt came in 2014, after his second attempt in 2010. On his fourth attempt in 2018, he was defeated by Freddie Blay once more.
Peter Mac Manu, who ran President Nana Akufo-campaign Addo’s in the 2016 elections, defeated Mr Ntim in the 2005 election.
His second contest in 2010 saw him lose to the late Jake Okanta Obetsebi-Lamptey, and his third contest in 2014 saw him lose to Paul Afoko.