Akanni McDowell gets presidential nod for NUPW
AKANNI MCDOWELL is the new president of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW).
When the final votes were tabulated earlier tonight at the Dalkeith, St Michael complex, McDowell, a Health Promotion Officer in the Ministry of Health, tallied 593 votes.
He easily defeated fellow candidates Ronnie Greaves-Thorpe (346), Margo Bannister (189) and Danny Gill (109).
McDowell replaces long-standing president Walter Maloney, who is retiring.
Also on the executive are first vice-president Joy-Ann Inniss (549); second vice-president Fabian Jones (684); third vice-president Dr Ricardo Kellman (588); general treasurer Asokore Beckles (546) and deputy general treasurer Roy Greenidge who garnered 765 votes.
Roslyn Smith remains the acting general secretary as that post was not contested in this election. (SAT)
Members of the National Union of Public Workers await the result of the elections.