What you should know about the new chairman-elect of the NDC; How his political career started

Johnson Asiedu Nketia was elected yesterday by National Democratic Congress delegates to lead the party as Chairman ahead of the upcoming general election.

Mr Nketia is 66 years old. His political career started in 1989 when he was elected to represent Seikwa at the first Wenchi District Assembly.

Served as MP for Wenchi West Constituency for 12 years. He served on several Committees of parliament; Appointments Committee, Finance Committee, Public Accounts Committee, Chairman Mines and Energy Committee, and Minority spokesperson on Food, Agriculture, and Cocoa Affairs.

In the 2nd term of President Rawlings, he served as a Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture (Crops) from 1997 to 2001.

In 2005 in Koforidua, he succeeded Dr Josiah Aryeh to become the 3rd General Secretary of the NDC with almost 80% of the votes. He has been GS for 17 years, 2 terms in power, and 2 terms in opposition.