The National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) new chairman, Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, has called his election as party chairman “a call to duty.”
“My election indicates that the NDC is not done with me yet. I see this election as a call to duty; the duty is enormous,” he announced this on Sunday at the conclusion of the party’s National Executive Elections in his victory address.
After holding the position of general secretary of the NDC for 17 years, Mr. Nketiah ousted Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, who took over as party chairman in 2018 but was unsuccessful in seeking reelection.
The NDC’s new General Secretary is Mr. Fifi Fiavi Kwetey, formerly its Propaganda Secretary.
Former deputy minister for the Ashanti region, Mr. Joseph Yammin, also took first place in the national organizer competition.
Mr. Nketiah thanked the delegates for their support of the new National Executive Members and stated that his first priority would be to organize the party’s grassroots supporters for success in the legislative and presidential elections of 2024.
“This is a victory for the NDC and that their defeat (losing candidates) is not a defeat in the actual sense but an indication that the party needs them to serve in other positions,” he said.
He characterized the National Executive Congress of the NDC as a vote to “regain the independence of this country,” adding that: “We are prepared to sacrifice everything, including our lives to ensure that the country is rescued.”
John Dramani Mahama, a former president, congratulated all the new executives and thanked the party’s delegates for their sacrifices and work on the party’s advancement.
“I think the delegates have the most experience, and they have already made it clear what they want.
It is our responsibility to follow the plan, he stated.
The new Executives were exhorted by Mr. Mahama to “cut their celebrations short” and go to work right away.
The most important election is in 2024, and the executives need to be aware of the duties placed on them, he stated.