Picture above:The Presidential candidates … From Lt.Ebenezer Nsiah ,Joseph Henry Baffoe and Paa Kwesi Sam
December 1 2013 Chicago Illinois: The Ghana National Council of Metropolitan Chicago, GNC, is set to hold elections today to fill the positions of President, Treasurer and Sergeant-at-arm. Three candidates are vying for the position of the President. They are, Mr. Joseph Henry Baffoe, current treasurer of the GNC; Mr. Ebenezer Nsiah, former Vice President and Financial Secretary of the GNC and Paa Kwesi Sam, former Business Manager of the GNC and current President of the Okuapeman Fekuw . The President-elect will nominate other members of his cabinet for the GNC’S approval. Ms. Evelyn Mensah and Nana Kwame Frimpong are currently nominated unopposed for the positions of Treasurer and Sergeant-at-arm respectively.
Latest unscientific polls conducted by sankofaonline.com shows that the race for President is the most competitive in recent years and too close to call. Joseph Henry Baffoe and Ebenezer Nsia are tied with 4 votes apiece whilst Paa Kwesi Sam has 3 votes. Both Baffoe and Nsiah took their campaigns to the airwaves during the week. Having lost his Father in Ghana recently, Paa Kwesi Sam have not been actively campaigning. As the polls stand now, it is likely that the two leading candidates may each opt for a deal with Paa Kwesi or between themselves to enable one candidate win outright.
In another unscientific poll conducted by sankofaonline.com, members of the Ghanaian community here overwhelmingly want the elections to be held after they have had the chance to meet with the candidates at a town hall meeting. Meanwhile council members polled are of the opinion that postponing the elections is immaterial at this time. In other unscientific polls, members of the GNC and the community agree that the next president would need to unite the community and find viable sources to fund the council’s programs.
Meanwhile members of the Church of The Ghanaian Community of Chicago also go to the pools today to elect executives for a two year term.
Sankofaonline.com will publish the results of both elections as soon as they become available.