Former General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has toppled Samuel Ofosu Ampofo in a resounding victory to become the umbrella party’s new chairman.
Provisional results show that Mr. Asiedu Nketia, who retired after serving as the General Secretary for 17 years, received 5,574 votes, representing 65.17 percent of the vote, to win in a resounding triumph.
At the NDC’s 10th National Delegates Congress, which was held at the Accra Sports stadium, Mr. Ofosu Ampofo came in second place after Mr. Nketiah with 2,892 votes, representing 33.81 percent of the vote.
Nii Armah Ashietey and Samuel Yaw Adusei, two further contenders, also received 38 and 52 votes, respectively.
The voter turnout was 94%.
Meanwhile, Asiedu Nketia known by the moniker General Mosquito has expressed his readiness to work with the incumbent National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo.
“Luckily, our party makes a retired National Chairman or a General Secretary an automatic member of the Council of Elders, so, surely my friend [Samuel Ofosu Ampofo] will go to the Council of Elders and we’ll still work together,” Metro TV’s Annie Afua Ampofo in an interview.
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana