A former Minister of State has been elected the new General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress at the party’s 10th National Delegates Conference in Accra.
Franklin Fiifi Fiavi Kwetey succeeds the outgoing General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia who bowed out to contest for the party’s chairmanship position.
The former NDC Propaganda Secretary contested with Peter Boamah Otukunor, who served as Mr. Nketia’s Deputy, and Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, a former Sports Minister.
After 17 years of office, Asiedu Nketia stepped down as the General Secretary to vie for another top position.
Mr. Nketia picked forms to contest the incumbent Samuel Ofosu Ampofo for the Chairmanship position in the umbrella party.
Earlier, Fiifi Kwetey stated that if he loses the elections he will not challenge the outcome of the elections but accept defeat.
“Anyone who emerges today emerges because he is the one supposed to be. If anyone is preparing rooms to find excuses, I will not be one of those.
“I believe at the end of the day those who emerge did so rightly,” he told Metro TV’s Henry Akwasi Badu.
Fiifi Kwetey stressed that “their wins are the voice of the masses and the will of the voters.”
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana