Delegates at the 9th National conference of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have elected Joseph Hamidu Akamba as the party’s new National Organizer.
He is taking over from Kofi Adams who did not put himself up for election this time round.
Prior to the congress, Joshua Akamba was at the center of accusations that he had incited some students of the Tempane Senior High School against the NPP’s Free Senior High School.
In the build up to the election, Sammy Awuku, National Organizer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), surprisingly rooted for Mr. Akamba to win the polls because he believed his victory will make the work easier for the two parties in the next general election.
Mr. Akamba topped with 3,087 votes, after a fierce completion with six other candidates
Full results for National Organizers
Mahdi Gibrill -599
Enoch Amoako- Nsiah – 74
Yaw Boateng Gyan -1843
Akamba Joshua Hamidu – 3087
Jemima Anita De- Sosoo -300
Solomon Yaw Nkansah – 306
Baba Jamal Ahmed -2107
Asiedu Nketia ‘shows Anyidoho his level’ in NDC General Secretary race
Meanwhile, Johnson Asiedu Nketia has for the fourth consecutive time been elected General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) 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.
In the build-up to the Congress, some persons including Mr. Anyidoho appealed to the delegates to vote against Asiedu Nketia, claiming that his re-election would lead to the party’s defeat in the 2020 general elections as it happened in 2016.
Even the National Treasurer of the party, Alhaji Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, described Asiedu Nketia as a dictator and accused him of destroying the NDC with his style of leadership.
But out of the total votes cast, Mr. Nketia convincingly polled 6,642 votes, as against Koku Anyidoho’s paltry 1,655 votes.
NDC elects national executives
Over 9, 000 delegates of the NDC were at the Fantasy Dome, Trade Fair Center, Accra, for the election.
The congress, which began on Saturday entered into Sunday becoming what may be described as the longest congress by any political party so far.
It however saw the adoption of some motions of amendment to the party’s Constitution and the election of all national executives.
In all, 65 candidates vied for the various positions.
The positions were National Chairman, Vice-Chairman, General Secretary, Deputy General Secretary, National Organizer, Deputy National Organiser, Communications Officer, Deputy Communications Officer, National Executive Committee Members and the Zongo caucus coordinator.
This particular congress, the NDC believes will re-energize the party to recapture power in the 2020 general elections.
By: Nii Larte Lartey