The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has indicated his readiness to contest for the National Chairman position of the party.
According to General Mosquito, as he’s popularly known, there is no position in the party that is a preserve for any one person, hence claims from Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo that delegates should not ‘rock the boat’ and just maintain him as chair are wide off the mark.
Speaking on Okay Fm, Asiedu Nketia addressed reports that he’s planning to take over as National Chairman of the NDC from Ofosu-Ampofo and relinquish his long-held General Secretary position.
“We don’t contest human beings; we contest for positions. Positions in the party are not the preserve of some people. After four years, your mandate expires and you put yourself up for another election in the same spot or something new if you want,” he argued.
Mosquito also responded to recent claims by Ofosu-Ampofo that he’s basically already won the election.
“When it is time for elections, people will contest for positions they think they are fit for,” he stated.
Following reports that a party stalwart such as Asiedu Nketia is gunning for his position, Ofosu-Ampofo remained defiant and said he will beat anyone who dares challenge him.
He described himself as the party’s Messiah and said he would lead them to the promised land.
“I liken myself to Christ when he was asked by the disciples if he is the Messiah. Jesus made the blind see, the lame walk, the deaf hear, what more do you want to see? I am the National Chairman of the party.
“The party was in disarray due to our humiliating defeat in the 2016 election. It wasn’t attractive at the time, but I played a key role together with my team to turn the fortunes of the party during the 2020 elections,” he stated.
He added: “Under my leadership, we have a hung parliament, that’s not all. We also have a Speaker from our party. This has never happened before, so if you are looking for the messiah in the NDC, look no further than Samuel Ofosu Ampofo,”
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