‘Complacent’ NDC Elements Sharing Positions

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The national chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, has warned against complacency, ahead of the main campaign for the December 7, general election.


According to the veteran politician, some members of the party with no locus, have elected themselves as sharers of political appointments and allocating positions to party members like candies, even before the NDC wins the 2024 election.


Speaking at the unveiling of Prof. Jane Naana as vice presidential candidate to the flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, Mr Nketiah, popularly known as General Mosquito, asked such people to hasten slowly and guard against complacency.

The former General Secretary, said the situation has been heightened by many polls pointing to an NDC and John Mahama victory.


“Indeed some people are not only fighting about the positions they will occupy, they are telling all others that they will be the kingmakers and they will be making the appointments. If you are not careful, this will dampen the enthusiasm and the spirits of our followers. So, I want to assure everybody that we are not there yet. Don’t be fighting about positions and don’t be struggling about who will make appointments. Let us all go for the hunting first and when we kill the game we now argue about how to share the meat” – Johnson Asiedu Nketiah.


According to him, even though these polls may be predicting massive victory for the NDC, the party has to work even harder.


He said left to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), the impending election, will be fought using money.


The national chairman, said the party cannot compete with the governing party on that term, because they have amassed wealth and ready to spend.



He said, the NDC must not play into the hands of their main opponents, but uphold the principles of integrity, truthfulness and honesty.


“We are happy that the polls are projecting a massive victory for us…But I like to caution that polls result alone don’t constitute a victory for any political party. I want us to guard against the risk of complacency.

“Let us not create a picture that we have already won. I would like to caution everybody that we have not won yet. We are on the way to victory but let’s guard against complacency,” he stated.


Adding “The poll figures tend to create a pictures that we have already won. We have not won yet, we are on the way to victory. Let’s guard against complacency.

No matter what we do, we cannot mobilize enough resources to compete with them in money politics.”


He urged the party to uphold principles of integrity, truthfulness, and honesty, rather

than engaging in a bidding war for votes.


Before making his speech and introducing his running mate, former President John Mahama, dashed the dream of these party people the national chairman spoke about.



According to Mr Mahama, there is no such list anywhere, saying such people may be very disappointed, if indeed they are harbouring that notion.


“Let me say that, I don’t have any list and so for those of them who were referred to by the General Secretary, as having chosen their positions, you may be very, very deeply disappointed”, he noted.


Mr Mahama in his address touted the capabilities of Prof Opoku-Agyemang to assist him govern the country effectively and efficiently if they win power come December 7, 2024.


According to him, his decision to re-select her as his running mate for the 2024 presidential election was based on the conviction that Prof Opoku Agyemang has what it takes to help assist in turning round the fortunes of the country.


“If there is any evidence of my commitment to building the Ghana we want, it is in the choice of Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang,” Mr Mahama, proclaimed at the outdooring of the former Education Minister on Wednesday.


Former President Mahama, said he finds in Prof Opoku-Agyemang, an able assistant who when she becomes Vice President, will have oversight responsibility for education, gender and other social issues.


The event, which was held at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) auditorium was attended by stalwarts of the party, as well as grassroots members.


On her part, the running mate Prof Opoku-Agyemang, pledged her commitment to helping former President Mahama govern the country with loyalty.



According to her, she is motivated by the confidence reposed in her by Mr Mahama by his decision to retain her as the running mate for the 202 presidential election.


“As I stated in my brief acceptance note on March 7, 2024, by renominating me you have demonstrated your remarkable consistency and unwavering commitment to inclusivity and innovation.

I have heard you share with the public your rationale for choosing me, again. I have found that very touching. Thank you very much; as the Gonjas express it with meaning: ‘ansankushun’. I see your choice as an affirmation of your belief in the capabilities of the Ghanaian woman. I will repay your abiding confidence with loyalty, understanding and a devotion to duty,” she said during her outdooring ceremony on April 24, 2024.


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