In a very peaceful, free and fair election supervised by the Electoral Commission (EC), the party elected Nana George Boadi as the Chairman; Ms Thelma Lamptey, First Vice Chairman; Mr Richard Nii Oshui Cudjoe, Second Vice Chairman; Mr Paul Kwame Anoman, Secretray and Mr Michael Kwamena Sam as the Treasurer.
Others elected were Ms Kate Quaye, Women Organiser; Mr Koo Mensah Frimpong; Mr Isaac Yeboah, Youth Organiser and Mr Richard Nat Nyanyo as the Education Secretary. 260 delegates attended the congress.
The congress was so peaceful that a major incident like court injunction on the delegates from Ablekuma Central restraining them from voting did not attrcat the attention of most delegates and reporters around. There was not a single argument about the issue.
The elections attracted almost all the leading members of the party who were contesting for various national executive positions and were all given the opportunity to market themselves.
Among the Chairman aspirants, Ms Samia Yaaba Nkrumah was the first to address the delegates and commended leading members of the party who have held the fort over the years, especially during the trying times to allow them the opportunity to also join the party to contribute their quota to the development of the CPP.
She said one of the reasons why she wanted to lead the party was to inject dynamism, accountability, credibility and effective management into the administration of the affairs of the party a swell as creating a vibrant and dynamic CPP presence in the constituencies, beginning with the building of structures.
Professor Edmund Delle, who is a former chairman of the party, and also an aspirant for the position, urged the delegates to “seek yee first the unity of the CPP and all shall be added unto them”.
He added that he did not belong to any group or faction within the CPP, but belonged to the CPP and urged the delegates to vote for him so that he would be able to revive the party, adding that “ I will not be a chairman to find fault but would work with all to ensure that the work of the CPP was successful.
Madam Araba Bentsil-Enchill for her part, focused on her credentials as a former constituency executive, two times regional chairman, two times national vice chairman, positions which she said made her the best person since she would appreciate the problems of the constituency, regional and national officers.
She told the delegates that the CPP was not a club for men only.
Mr Ladi Nylander, the incumbent Chairman told the delegates that “the CPP Chairmanship was not a child’s play. I am the devil you know” explaining that as the incumbent Chairman the people were aware of the policies and programmes he had initiated which had made the party more visible.
Some of these initiatives include family meetings which brought about major decisions and the courage to call for early national delegates congress which would be different from the congress that would elect the party’s 2012 flag bearer as well as the ‘How CPP Will Do It’ a programme that allowed the CPP shadow cabinet ministers to state the CPP’s policy positions on major national issues.