Defeated National Chairman aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Stephen Ntim, has pledged his loyalty to the party, saying he is ever ready to support the NPP.
Mr. Ntim’s loss at the party’s 26th National Delegates Conference in Koforidua on Saturday, 7 July, was his fourth but according to him, he is still committed to the NPP.
Mr. Ntim lost to Freddie Blay who had been the acting chairman for the last two years. The former lawmaker polled 3,021 votes as against 2,515 of his closest contender Ntim. A third candidate Dr. Richard Amoako Baah polled 18 votes.
“First of all, I want to express my sincerest thanks to Almighty God for making this day possible. I want to also thank the organisers for this conference and our distinguish delegates for doing what is expected of them. It is rather unfortunate that I have to lose for the fourth time in my attempt to serve the party in the capacity of national chairman,” Mr. Ntim said in his concession speech.
He added “however, once again it is victory for the New Patriotic Party, because we have succeeded in electing our new crop of national officers to steer the affairs of the party for the next four years.”
“As usual, my loyalty to the New Patriotic Party is not shaken by what has taken place. We can continue counting on Stephen Ntim as usual, because it is party first, thank you all very much,” he said.