The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has confirmed reports that he is done with being the party’s General Secretary and is eyeing becoming its chairman or even flagbearer!
Asiedu Nketia revealed that this would be his last term as General Secretary and that his next step is to contest for a higher position.
“I can contest for Chairmanship, Flagbearer, Running mate. What I know is that I will not compete for the position of General Secretary,” he said.
Reports have been rife in recent months that General Mosquito, as the veteran politician is known, is eyeing up the party’s national chairmanship position.
According to Asiedu Nketia, the reports are accurate, although he refused to name a single position he will contest.
He also responded to claims from some within the party that he is coming to ‘steal’ their seat.
“Those who claim I am coming for someone’s seat should listen and listen well that no one has a seat in the party. After four years, every seat is vacant and people are allowed to contest so no one is taking a seat from someone. Since I became General Secretary, people have contested me so no one should say someone is coming for someone’s seat,” he said.
‘General Mosquito’ added: “We are left with three months for my tenure to end so if someone is interested he can pick a form and contest. I’ve heard that Ofosu Ampofo says if I contest for the Chairmanship position he will beat me. But for me, I can say that the Chairmanship of the party is no one’s sole preserve.”
His comments come as the party announced that it will elect its national executives on December 17, 2022.
This was disclosed at a press conference on Thursday, September 22nd 2022 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.