Some party delegates of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are questioning why Johnson Asiedu Nketiah is seeking re-election after he reportedly abandoned the party when he was needed the most at the party’s defeat in 2016.
Speaking to Rainbow Radio this week when some aspiring candidates including Koku Anyidoho, the Deputy General Secretary and closest contender of Mr Nketiah filed to contest, they wondered why General Mosquito as he is affectionately called went into hiding when he was needed to console member of the party.
Some quizzed, ‘’how can Asiedu Nketiah was nowhere to be found when the NDC needed him to give hope as General Secretary? The General Secretary abandoned the NDC and went into hiding. It was Koku Anyidoho who stood in the line of fire to support John Mahama and gave hope to the NDC. Koku Anyidoho fought for the NDC when Asiedu Nketiah was nowhere to be found. Koku Anyidoho certainly loves the NDC and his campaign for party first will surely materialise if he is voted as General Secretary.’’
The delegates further alleged the current chief scribe, was happy the NDC lost the general polls and from the way he wore the cap on his fugu in 2016, showed he had an ulterior motive against the party.
Another delegate said, ‘’the way Asiedu Nketiah wore the cap and beaming with smiles when John Mahama was conceding defeat was strange. He was so excited NDC had lost the 2016 elections to the NPP.’’
The delegates are rooting for Mr Anyidoho because they believe his campaign of party first, discipline and respect for party structures is amazing and will surely win NDC political power in 202.
Meanwhile, former Chairman for the NDC in the Central region, Allotey Jacobs has advised delegates to vote against Asiedu Nketiah.
According to him, some executives at the party’s headquarters have organised themselves into a mafia and are stalling the progress of the party ahead of general elections in 2020.
Asiedu Nketiah heads this mafia, according to him.