General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has hinted at the possibility of stepping hanging the boots of his current position.
Speaking to Radio Gold in an interview, the party scribe who has served since 2005 announced that he will not seek re-election again as General Secretary.
According to him, he is ageing and will not have the energy among other things to continue serving as the General Secretary which requires lots of time and energy.
“Age plays a major role in everything. This job of a General Secretary involves a lot; your time, energy, among others.
“I have considered all these, and I am of the firm view that I won’t contest again. What I am saying is that, I won’t seek re-election as General Secretary,” Johnson Asiedu Nketia said.
When probed, the NDC General Secretary disclosed that he will retire if he does not contest for the chairman position of the largest opposition party.
“I have two other options at hand; either go for the chairmanship or retire,” Mr. Nketiah added.
Should he go ahead to contest for the chairman position, he will face strong competition from the incumbent Samuel Ofosu Ampofo who has indicated his resolve to seek re-election.
Contrary to the notion that the contest will cause disruptions in the party, Asiedu Nketia says he disagrees.
“It is rather the opposite way, which is likely to be problematic if the party decides to block people with interests from competing,” the NDC chief scribe stated.