Samuel Ofosu Ampofo says he is halting his campaign for reelection as the chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
He cites his mother, Madam Mary Gyawubea’s demise as the reason for his decision.
Popularly known as Auntie Mary, the mother of the NDC Chairman died at the Koforidua Regional Hospital on Monday, October 31, 2022.
She was 84 years.
Writing on Facebook, Mr, Ofosu Ampofo said, “In one of the darkest moments in my life and that of my family, I am not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our hearts. In view of this, I am temporarily suspending all campaign activities as together with the rest of the family, we reflect and mourn the passing of the woman who shaped our very beings.”
Ofosu Ampofo is seeking reelection as the chairman of the NDC.
He’s contesting the position with the long-time party General Secretary, Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia.
I have discharged my duties faithfully
Despite being at the receiving end of numerous attacks by Asiedu Nketia, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo insists he has discharged his responsibilities as the National Chairman of the party faithfully.\
According to him, the latter is doing this due to his quest to unseat him.
“I have become aware of a viral interview granted to a media house by the General Secretary of my party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), in which he makes various references to my person, leadership style, and stewardship as National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress.
“Throughout my entire adult life, I have faithfully, dutifully, and conscientiously served the National Democratic Congress in various capacities.
“I have done so with honour and dignity while resisting every temptation to vilify political opponents,” he said.