Longest serving General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia, popularly known as General Mosquito, has altered his portfolio in the party as its scribe after 17 years.
He has now been elected by delegates in their 10th Congress to serve as National Chairman for the next four years.
Prior to the elections at the Accra Sports Stadium Saturday, December 17, 2022, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, then incumbent and main contender, had said “a mosquito you see cannot bite you” but was unfortunately stung before daybreak.
Results announced by the EC indicated Mr. Asiedu Nketia won with a total of 5,574 out of 8,553 valid votes cast representing 65.17 per cent with his closest contender, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo polling 2,894 votes.
Incumbent National Chairman Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, therefore, lost his position to his General Secretary.
Meanwhile, Pollster Ben Ephson had predicted a win for Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo.
Samuel Yaw Adusei polled 52 votes to come third while Nii Armah Ashitey, who in 2012 lost his Klottey Korley seat in parliamentary primaries to Dr Zanetor Rawlings, polled 38 votes, representing 0.44 percent, to come last.
Mr Asiedu Nketia will be leading the largest opposition party as its National Chairman into the 2024 general elections.
By Felix Anim-Appau|Onuaonline.com