Six incumbent Chairpersons of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) have lost their seats to contenders in the Upper West Region in the just-ended constituency executive elections.
Also, three others did not seek re-election, thus, leaving only two sitting Chairpersons retaining their seats after contesting unopposed.
A total of 6,712 delegates participated in the voting process, with 308 people running for various posts in the region’s 11 constituencies.
Ali Kamara, the current chairperson of the Wa Central Constituency, was defeated by Osman Hamid, while Kuunifaa Kennedy defeated Alhaji Donkor to become the new chairperson of the Lawra Constituency.
Similarly, Alhaji Sumaila and Felix Naa won the Wa East and Dafiama-Busie-Issa seats.
In the Lambusie and Nadowli-Kaleo constituencies, the incumbent chairpersons lost to Alhaji Karim Kasim and K O Yenge respectively.
However, the Chairpersons of the Sissala East and the Nandom constituencies escaped defeat as they contested unopposed.
Seidu Bukari of Wa West, Justin Dakura of Jirapa, and Bukari Dramani of Sissala West did not seek re-election, thus, paving the way for new entrants.
The Sissala West Nasara Coordinator who was attacked by some thugs retained his position even on his hospital bed.
The Communication Officer says the only way the NPP will maintain or increase their votes in the region will be for the rank and file of the party to bury their differences and work on a united front.