Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo loses NDC chair seat

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC), on Saturday December 17, 2022, voted out Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo as the party’s incumbent national chairman.

He was shown the exit door at the party’s 10th national delegates conference held at the Accra Sports Stadium where it elected its leaders to lead the party into the general 2024 elections

Mr Ampofo accumulated 2,892 votes from the 900 delegates, succumbing to the eventual winner, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, who polled 5,574 votes.

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Meanwhile, Samuel Yaw Adusei and Nii Armah Ashietey who were also in the race garnered 52 and 38 votes respectively.

With the certified results, Asiedu Nketiah has been declared the duly elected national chairman of the NDC with a marginal votes of 2,682 to his close contestant.

This means, Mr. Ofosu-Ampofo’s reign from 2018 has fallen short on the necks of the immediate past general secretary of the party.

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Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo political careerĀ 

Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo political career started when he was appointed District Chief Executive by late former President Jerry John Rawlings from 1994 to 1996.

He later served as the Member of Parliament for Fanteakwa North Constituency in the Eastern Region from 1996 to 2004.

Subsequently, he served as the National Organiser of the NDC when the party won the 2008 general elections.

In 2009, he was appointed the Eastern Regional Minister in the beginning of late President J.E.A. Mills NDC government and later appointed as the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development during a cabinet reshuffle in January 2011.

That notwithstanding, he was later appointed Board Chairman of Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority in 2013 under the regime of former President John Dramani Mahama.

In November 2018, Mr Ampofo was elected the National Chairman of the NDC at the 9th delegate congress held at the Fantasy Dome at the Trade Fair Centre in Accra.

He beat off contest from his contenders who were Dan Abodakpi, Betty Mould Iddrisu, Alhaji Huudu Yahaya and Danny Annang.

However, his quest in 2022 to maintain his chairmanship position, having sought for re-election, did not materialize as Asiedu Nketiah floored him by 2,682 votes margin.

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