ACCRA, October 10, 2019 – The President of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG), Kwabena Yeboah has retained his seat for a second term following a general election held on Saturday October 7, 2019. The election, which is held every 4 years to select new executives, had 140 eligible voters.
President Kwabena Yeboah who went unopposed for the highest position in the association had an overwhelming 114 out of the 118 voter turnout while Vice President Maurice Quansah polled 110 votes.
Meanwhile former EXCO member, Charles Osei Asibey will replace AIPS Africa General Secretary Willie Ezah as the new SWAG General Secretary with 98 votes leading his competitor Nana Prempeh by 78 votes. Deputy General Secretary Thomas B. Agyemang won with 102 as his competitor Nii Addokwei Cudjoe had 16 votes. The only female Rosalind Koramah Amoh retained her position as Treasurer and won with 108 votes. The new EXCO members are Ohene Bampoe Brenya and Otuo Acheampong Boadaa.
In a statement after his victory, President of SWAG Kwabena Yeboah emphasised that “the Association cannot be about the seven members elected to lead the group. Of course not, and simply impossible”.
He added that “surely it must be about our collective effort to protect and push fresher frontiers. In this regard, there can be no winners and losers. We swim or sink together. May I sincerely thank the EC for an excellent job well executed”.
Meanwhile the new General Secretary Charles Osei Asibey expressed delight to the delegates for the honor to serve.
According to him, “I am elated that through the Ballot, you have given me the mandate to serve this Association as the General Secretary.”
HE reiterated his readiness to execute his duties. “It is an honor and a challenge but together with the leadership I will discharge my duties with diligence being responsive and responsible to SWAG and our partners.”
SWAG EXECUTIVE ELECTIONS:
Total Eligible Voters – 140
Voter Turnout – 118 (84.29%)
Kwabena Yeboah – 114
Abstain – 4
Maurice Quansah – 110
Abstain – 8
a) Charles O. Asibey – 98
b) Nana Prempeh -20
4. DEPUTY GEN. SECRETARY
a)Thomas B. Agyemang – 102
b) Nii Addokwei Cudjoe – 16
Rosalind K. Amoh – 108
Abstain – 10
a) Ohene B. Brenya – 78
b) Otuo Acheampong B Boadaa – 65
c) Helga Gokah – 48
d) Moses Antwi Benefo – 45