General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia says he inherited a divided Party after the Koforidua Congress in the Eastern Region in 2001.
Speaking on ‘Epa Hoa Daben‘ on Happy FM with Kwame Afrifa Mensah, he said the groups blaming him for the 2016 electoral defeat should not lose sight of the fact that he united the Party after the 2001 Congress in Koforidua.
“One dissatisfied faction went ahead to form a new political Party, in spite of that, I worked so hard using all the resources available to me and that helped to build a cohesive party in preparedness for the 2008 General Elections,” he said.
“I am the constant variable that has won two elections. The new variables are the new executives that joined me for that election that we lost.”
He mentioned his deputy General Secretary and challenger for the General Secretary slot, Kwaku Anyidoho, Kofi Potorphy and Kofi Adams as the new additions.
Mr. Nketia served as the Member of Parliament for the Wenchi West Constituency for 12 years, from 1992-2000.
It is believed that under his leadership rose a renewed reinvigorated NDC ready to match the New Patriotic Party (NPP) boot for boot in what was named the “mother of all elections’’ in 2008 which they won.
By: Bridget Mensah