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Allotey Backs Anyidoho for Gen. Secretary Position


The upcoming National Democratic Congress (NDC) national delegates’ conference, slated for October 28, is poised to be very interesting as certain big wigs are already taking sides ahead of the historic event.

Seven weeks to the primaries, the former Central Regional Chairman of the party, Bernard Allotey Jacobs, has declared his support for Koku Anyidoho in the General Secretary race.

He said there is the need for a change at the party headquarters, and therefore called on the delegates to vote out the current general secretary, Mr. Asiedu Nketia.

Speaking on Adom FM’S Current Affairs show, ‘Burning Issues’, he said: “Me personally, I am supporting Koku Anyidoho. I am calling for the change of Asiedu Nketia. We will have to change a lot of people at the party’s headquarters. Though we will blend old and new, there is a need for a change.”

He disclosed that there are some “mafias” at the party headquarters whom when not voted out, could cause the party’s defeat in the 2020 general elections.

“We don’t have to take the current leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for a joke. Some of us have spent so many years in politics and we know the dynamics, so if the NDC doesn’t get the right people to face the NPP then forget it,” he warned, and threatened to expose those he referred to as the ‘mafia’ in the party at an appropriate time.

Touching on the Presidential race in the party, the former Regional Chairman opined that ex-President Mahama stands above the other aspirants.

“All the other aspirants are his former appointees and a student cannot be better than his tutor,” he explained.

The decision by Anyidoho, aka ‘Koku the Bull’, to contest his boss, Asiedu Nketia, has caused stir within the party.

Whereas some party members welcomed the move, others think he should have waited a little bit more.

But Allotey Jacobs believes Koku is the best person to steer the affairs at the party headquarters to clinch power 2020.

Regional Election

The NDC, over the weekend, organised a successful regional elections, which saw some huge surprises.

Former Transport Minister, Ms. Dzifa Attivor, incumbent Eastern Regional Chairman, Bismark Tawiah Boateng, and former Central Regional Minister, Mr. Aquinas Tawiah Quansah all lost their bid to lead the party in their respective regions.

However, in the Greater Accra Region, Ade Coker, the incumbent Chairman retained his seat by a whisker.

By: Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum

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