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NDC decided: Asiedu Nketia now Chairman, Fiavi Kwetey General Secretary


Former General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketiah has defeated Samuel Ofosu Ampofo to become the new Chairman of the party.

Mr Asiedu Nketiah who stepped down as the General Secretary after 17 years polled 5,569 representing 65.17 percent of the total votes.

Mr Ofosu Ampofo trailed Mr Nketiah with 2,892 votes representing 33.81 percent at the NDC’s 10th National Delegates Congress held at the Accra Sports stadium.

Other Candidates in the race, Nii Armah Ashietey got 38 while Samuel Yaw Adusei also managed 52 votes.

Meanwhile, Fifi Fiavi Kwetey beat Peter Boamah Otokunor and Elivis Afriyie Ankrah to become the NDC’s General Secretary Elect.

Ahead of the election:

Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia drew rousing applause at the party’s National Delegates Congress clad in a “War Smock”.

As he exchanged pleasantries with delegates and party supporters, weaving through the stands and football pitch, Mr Aseidu Nketia waved at the jubilant supporters, many of whom shouted in approval of his bid.

Clad in a black “war smock” with patches of NDC colours (red, white, and green) on a black pair of trouser and black shoe to match, usual of him at such big party functions, the outgoing General Secretary auspiciously walked around the stadium amidst chants.

Such war smocks, a Native of Tamale and party supporter, Ibrahim Mohammed told the GNA that it signified victory, but, also shows a propitious omen for “The General” whose goal is victory for the NDC in 2024.

Speaking at the 10th National Delegates Conference in Accra, Mr. Asiedu Nketia called for unity in the party to win the 2024 elections.

“We cannot win the impending elections with a divided front. I appeal to all to make conscious efforts to shun all activities that will affect the chances of the party in the 2024 elections.”

He further urged members of the NDC to embrace peace and unity ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections. The outgoing General Secretary, however, asked for forgiveness if in the conduct of his role he might have offended the party faithful during his 17-year tenure as General Secretary. General Mosquito said the party needed to form a formidable team with unity of purpose devoid of untoward activities for a resounding victory in the 2024 elections.

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