General Secretary of opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has publicly declared his intention to contest for the Chairmanship position of the party.
Speaking in an interview on Class TV, the renowned politician stressed that he will pick forms and challenge the incumbent national chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo for the chairmanship.
Asiedu Nketiah was first elected general secretary of the NDC in November 2005 and has since then won all elections for the position.
Ofosu-Ampofo, on the other hand, was elected national chairman at the NDC’s ninth delegates’ congress, held at the Fantasy Dome of the Trade Fair Centre in Accra in November 2018. His main rivals for the post were Dan Abodakpi, Betty Mould Iddrisu, Alhaji Huudu Yahaya and Danny Annang.
Sources within the top echelons of the NDC who are familiar with the latest internal developments say that Asiedu Nketia’s ambition is causing disquiet among the party rank and file.
Some political analysts believe that although Asiedu Nketia would almost certainly be retained if he ran for NDC general secretary, his wish to move up is likely to be resisted fiercely, with Ofosu-Ampofo determined to hold on to the chairmanship.