General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia has retained his position at the party’s 9th National Delegates Congress held at the Ghana International Trade Fair Centre, Accra.
Mr Asiedu Nketia who is popularly known as ‘General Mosquito thwarted his Deputy and only contender in the two-man race, Mr Koku Anyidoho.
General Mosquito , a former MP for Wenchi West Constituency in the Brong Ahafo Region, from 1993 to 2000, who was first elected as General Secretary in 2008, polled 6,644, while Mr Anyidoho could only manage 1,655 votes.
Mr Anyidoho who had wanted to end the experienced politician, rather had his political ambition thwarted in a very humiliating defeat of over 5,000 votes difference.
Many delegates who spoke to THE REPUBLIC said, M Aseidu Nketiah is a political assets to the NDC and it was dangerous replacing him with Koku, a less experience when it comes to the roll of the GS in national elections.
Out a total of 8,306 votes cast, 8299 were valid votes, while seven of the ballots were rejected.
Prior to the congress, the former Central Regional Chairman, Mr Bernard Allotey Jacobs, unfurled a barrage of accusations and allegations against the 62-year-old incumbent General Secretary and described him as a dictator within the party.
Mr Allotey Jacobs, who cushioned his live under Preisdent John Mahama administration for haven served on several boards expressed confidence of victory for Mr Anyidoho, known by his moniker ‘The Bull’.
The retention of the General was a clear indication of he confidence of delegates in him as he is proven to be an experience general secretary in politics in West Africa sub region.
It is not clear what becomes of Mr Anyidoho’s political career after failing to unseat his boss.
But he told Journalists shortly after election that he remained loyal to the party.
“NDC is greater than an individual. Party first before individual interest. I accept defeat and I am going to work till we return to power in 2020, Isha Allahu,” he stated.
Source: www.therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba