The current General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, has cautioned the party not to gag anyone seeking to contest for executive positions.
According to Asiedu Nketiah, he remains ready to for any position in the party but will not disclose his interest as the party is yet to open nomination.
Asked if he will contest for any position, he said, “When the opportunity comes, and the time is ripe, the public will know about it,” he told Radio Gold.
In a response to the possible threats of chaos and confusion should the party open competition for the National chairmanship position in the internal polls, Mr. Asiedu Nketia said he disagrees with that notion.
He said the history of the NDC does not support that position.
“It is rather the opposite way, which is likely to be problematic if the party decides to block people with interests from competing.”
He said there were precedents, which resulted in difficulties for the party on two occasions as witnessed in year 2000 and year 2005.
Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, who is the current national chairman is likely to seek re-election.
The party has announced that it will elect its national executives on December 17, 2022.
This was disclosed at a press conference on Thursday at the party’s national headquarters in Accra.
Aspirants for the national executive positions will be required to take nomination forms from October 20 to October 21, complete the forms within two weeks and file their nominations between November 5 and November 6.
The vetting will then take place on November 9 and November 10.