NDC national congress: Asiedu Nketiah unseats Chairman Ampofo; Fifi Kwetey new General Secretary

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The outgoing General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has unseated the incumbent Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo in the party’s just-ended internal elections.

The race for the chairmanship position has been a keen contest between the two executives of the opposition political organization although there were other two aspirants: Nii Armah Asietey and Samuel Yaw Adusei.

Mr Ofosu Ampofo failed to retain the seat after serving in the same capacity for a term, having been elected in 2018 during the party’s ninth delegates congress held at the Fantasy Dome at the Trade Fair Centre in Accra.

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Mr Asiedu Nketiah polled 5574 votes representing 65.17% to beat the current holder of the contested position who garnered 2892 representing 33.81%.

For other contenders of the same position, Nii Armah Asietey polled 38 votes representing 0.44% while Samuel Yaw Adusei polled 52 votes representing 0.61%.

This feat achieved by Mr Nketiah nonetheless makes the executive one of NDC’s longest-serving members.

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He has served as the scribe for the party for 17 years, beginning in 2005 when he won the elections with a vote percentage of 80.

Meanwhile, in the race for the General secretary position, Fiifi Kwetey toppled the current deputy, Dr Peter Boamah Otokunor.

Mr Fiifi Kwetey polled at the end of the exercise 4,543 votes representing 53.2% whereas Dr Otokunor polled 2,595 votes.

Elvis Afriyie Ankrah in the same race polled 1, 408 votes.

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