Samia Yaba Nkrumah, daughter of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first President, has won the national chairmanship position of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP).
Samia Nkrumah was elected at the party’s Extra-Ordinary National Delegates Congress held in Accra September 10, 2011.
Samia, also the Member of Parliament for the Jomoro constituency, polled 1,151 votes, Ladi Nylander 353, Edmund Delle 332 and Madam Araba Bentsi-Entsil 10 votes.
She becomes the first woman in the history of Ghana politics to win such a position of a political party.
Women took over the topmost leadership positions of the CPP, winning four out of the nine National Executive positions.
The positions are: National Chairman and leader of the party, Ms Samia Yaba Nkrumah; First and Second National Vice Chairman, Mrs Susan Adu Amankwah and Ms Rodaline Ayarna respectively, the National Women’s Organiser, Ms Mary Ankumah Boakye-Boateng.
By Ekow Quandzie