NDC News | Sep 3, 2018

My Personality Intimidates NPP- Asiedu Nketiah

The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has stated that his personality intimidates the New Patriotic Party hence their resolve to ensure that he loses in the party’s National Executive Elections.

General Mosquito said he is the last person the NPP wants to be elected as the General Secretary of the NDC.

The Chief Scribe of Ghana’s largest opposition party is eyeing a fourth term in office at the party’s National Executive Elections scheduled for October, 20th.

Speaking in an interview on Ark FM with Kwabena Obeng Akrofi today, Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah cautioned certain forces in the NDC who are bent on ensuring that he becomes less influential to take a cue from what happened in the previous elections.

He said the decision by party delegates to change most of the former executives caused the party’s defeat in the 2016 elections.

General Mosquito was confident that the party will elect competent and committed national executives.

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Brong Ahafo Region on Saturday,1st septamber 2018, elected new executives to steer the affairs of the party for the next four years.

A former Brong Ahafo Regional Minister and Ghana’s Ambassador to Algeria, Mr Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo, elected unopposed as the regional chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The party’s incumbent regional secretary, Mr Dennis Yeboah Twumasi, and the Zongo Caucus Coordinator candidate, Alhaji Baba Gausu, who faced no opposition were also elected unopposed.

The exercise which was conducted at the Sunyani Jubilee Park last Saturday brought together a total of 925 delegates from all 29 constituencies to elect their regional officers.

Mr Ibrahim Gariba, a businessman, emerged as the first vice chairman after polling a total of 434 to beat his two challengers, Mr Kwadwo Takyi-Arhin and Nasiru Yusifu Farafara, who polled 212 and 200 votes respectively.

Mr Takyi-Arhin, who was Regional Youth Organiser of the party automatically became the second vice chairman since he came second in the vice chairmanship contest.

The Deputy Regional Secretary was won by Mr Mohammed Shamsudeen, who obtained 408 votes to beat Mr Isaac Donkor who had 289 votes while a third contender, Mr Mohammed Abdul had 156 votes.

For the Regional Organiser position, incumbent Mr Mohammed Seidu was re-elected after polling 543 votes to beat his close contender, Prince Opoku-Mensah, who polled 198 while Mr Akwasi Lampo had 114 votes.

The deputy regional organiser position was contested by three candidates but at the end of the exercise, Mr Charles Asiedu emerged as a winner after polling 553 votes to beat the other two contenders, Abdul Fatau Abass and Gabriel Kwarteng, who garnered 145 and 124 votes respectively.

Mr Gapson Kofi Raphael was elected as the regional treasurer with 480 votes to beat Joseph Abonkra Manu who had 375 votes while Peter Suaka Lonyian emerged as a deputy regional treasurer with 354 votes.

In the contest for the other positions, Mr Charles Akowua Tuffuor had 542 votes to become the regional communication officer while Eric Adjei had 482 votes to win the deputy regional communication office contest.

Madam Agnes Kusi, a former Sunyani West District Chief Executive, won the Women’s Organiser position, with Fati Abubakar as her deputy while Thomas Warlanyo Tsekpo became the regional youth organiser.

The General Secretary of the party, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, sworn the newly-elected regional officers into office to begin their four-year mandate and reminded them about the task ahead for the party to recapture power during the 2020 general election.

The 925 delegates from all 29 constituencies voted for eight positions while candidates for three positions, that is, the regional chairman, regional secretary and the Zongo Caucus Coordinator stood unopposed.

The exercise, which was held at the Jubilee Park in Sunyani, started at 2.00 pm and ended later in the day.

Besides the delegates, hundreds of party faithful and supporters of the candidates who were chanting and dancing made the congress very lively while food vendors and sellers of party paraphernalia made good business from the congress.

Addressing the delegates, the outgoing Regional Chairman of the party, Mr Opoku Atuahene, thanked the regional and constituency executive as well as the rank and file of the party for sacrificing their time, energy and money to serve the party during Mahama’s administration.

He called for peace before, during and after the regional elections since the exercise was a family contest.

Mr Atuahene also advised those who would be victorious to tap the experience of the losers to enable the party go into the 2020 general election with a united front.

The General Secretary of the Party, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, gave the commendation when he administered the party’s oaths to usher in the newly elected Brong-Ahafo Regional Executives in Sunyani on Saturday.

According to Asiedu Nketiah “NPP should prepare for us in 2020 elections ” and urged new regional executives to remain united, focused, committed and dedicated in the performance of their duties.

He said the party had learnt a lot of lessons from the 2016 election defeat, and advised the supporters and members to unite and help identify and address the peculiar problems that led to the defeat.

Mr Nketiah told the teeming supporters that each and every member of the party had a specific role to play in the NDC to regain power in Elections 2020.

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