NDC Congress: General Mosquito Retains NDC General Secretary Position
Asiedu Nketia has retained his position as the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress in a landslide victory against his only contender, Koku Anyidoho.
The 61-year-old seasoned politician, popularly referred to as General Mosquito, beat his only contender, Koku Anyidoho, nicknamed ‘The Bull’, (a Deputy General Secretary of Operations), who campaigned heavily to unseat his boss.
Anyidoho polled a mere 1,625 votes after ballots were counted in an election in which over 9,000 delegates voted.
Asiedu Nketia had endured a barrage of accusation from some party stalwarts including former Central Region Chairman, Bernard Allotey Jacobs, who urged party delegates to vote him out.
According to Jacobs, some executives at the party’s headquarters had organised themselves into a mafia and are stalling the progress of the party ahead of general elections in 2020.
However, after sorting of ballots was done at the Fantasy Dome where the NDC held it’s national delegates’ congress, the piled up papers for Mr. Asiedu Nketia far exceeded what Koku Anyidoho obtained.
Profile of the General Secretary-elect
Johnson Asiedu Nketia was Member of Parliament for the Wenchi West constituency for 12 years, from 1992 to 2000.
When Ghana decided to change to the constitutional rule, Asiedu Nketia was elected to the Consultative Assembly which drafted the 1992 constitution. His performance at the assembly earned him the accolade “Heavy Weight”.
In 2007 he attended the conference “Peace, Nonviolence and Empowerment” – Gandhian Philosophy in the 21st Century.
Under his leadership rose a renewed re-invigorated NDC ready to match the NPP boot for boot in what was named the “Mother of all Elections” in 2008. The result of the election is a matter of history now
Asiedu Nketia continues his tenure and is set to become the party’s longest-serving General Secretary.