The General Secretary of the main opposition National Democratic Congress, Mr Johnson Asiedu-Nketiah affectionately known in the Ghanaian political circles as “General Mosquito” has dismissed claims by one of his deputies incharge of administration, Koku Anyidoho that he will not seek re-election as General Secretary when the party opens nominations for the next executive contest to run its affairs for election 2020.
Mr. Johnson Asiedu-Nketia said in an interview monitored by GhanaPoliticsonline.com that , he has not had any discussions with any party stalwart over his decision not contest for the slot.
Johnson Asiedu-Nketiah revealed to Kwame Afrifa Mensah on Happy FM’s political afternoon show dubbed ‘Epa Hoa Daben’.
‘I have a mouth and I can speak for myself and will not wait for anybody to do that on my behalf.” Mr. Asiedu-Nketia roared from his farm at Seikwa in the Brong Ahafo region.
“I’m still in the race for the General Secretary slot of the NDC and I have not directed anybody to tell the world I’m not seeking re-election as the Chief Executive Officer of the party. I have not given my blessings to anyone vying for the position besides it is too early for anyone to start thinking about internal contest when there is work ahead.” General Mosquito told Happy FM.
According to him, “the party is now going for the branch elections before constituency elections then followed by regional elections before the National elections so what is the haste to succeed me?”, he posited.
He minced no words to say if he had to decide not to contest, he will do so in consultation with his family and friends and not somebody else.