NDC hopeful of incident free national executives election

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is hopeful that its National Executive Congress will be incident free.

The NDC is expected to elect its new national executives on December 17, 2022, at the Accra Sports Stadium.

However, the elections to choose its National Youth and Women Executives will be held on December 10, 2022, at Cape Coast, Central Region.

Speaking to Citi News, a Member of the NDC Elections Committee, Daniel Amartey, says all is set for the elections come December 17, 2022.

Joshua Hamidu Akamba, Henry Osei Akoto, Mahdi Mohammed Gibrill, Sidii Abubakari, Solomon Yaw Nkansah, Chief Hamilton Biney Nixon and Joseph Yammin would be vying for the National Organiser position.

Sammy Gyamfi, the current National Communications Officer is vying for the position unopposed.

The Youth Organiser position would be battled for by Brogya Genfi and the incumbent George Opare Addo while the Women Organiser position was between Margaret Ansei and Dr Hanna Louisa Bisiw.

Godwin Ako Gunn, Adongo Atule Jacob, Malik Basintale, Kwaku Boahen Anthony and Mohammed Naziru would be vying for the Deputy Communication Officer position while the Deputy Youth Organiser contest is between Osman Abdulai Ayariga, Ruth Dela Seddoh, Bright Nudokpo Honu, Sulemana Abdul Karim, Mohammed Abubakari Sadiq Gombilla, Kabiru Ahmed, Eric Dadson, Pendilock Owusu Asare, Obed Opintan and Jude Sekley.

The Deputy Women Organiser would be contested for by Abigail Akwabea Elorm Mensah, Felicia DzifaTegah, Jessie Adams and Hajia Alijata Sulemana.

“We have already arranged for their accommodation, we are expecting the regional delegates to start arriving soon on Friday, and they will move to Congress village where they will be housed. In Cape Coast, we also are expecting the delegates of the Youth and Women to arrive on December 9, 2022, they will be housed at the University of Cape Coast.”

Contesting the National Chairmanship position of the party include the incumbent National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, incumbent General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah; former Deputy Minister of Works and Housing, Samuel Yaw Adusei and the former Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Armah Ashitey.

Members vying for the General Secretary position include the current Director of Elections, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah; the incumbent Deputy General Secretary, Dr. Peter Boamah Otokunor and the former Minister of Food and Agriculture and former Member of Parliament (MP) for Ketu South, Fifi Fiavi Kwetey.

81 to Contest NDC National Executive Positions

A total of 81 members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have been approved to contest for various national executive positions in the upcoming delegates’ congress of the party.

They will be contesting for the chairmanship, Vice Chairman-person, General Secretary, Deputy General Secretary, National Organiser, Deputy National Organiser, Youth Organiser, Women’s Organiser and National Communications Officer Positions.

Slated for December 17, the Congress would also see the election of officers for the Deputy Youth Organiser, Deputy Women’s Organiser, Deputy National Communications Officer, Zongo Caucus Co-Ordinator and the National Executive Committee (NEC) member positions.

The highlight of the elections is chairmanship position which is being keenly contested by the incumbent, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo; the current General Secretary, Johnson Aseidu Nketia; party stalwart, Nii Armah Ashietey and Samuel Yaw Adusei.

The General Secretary position was also contested by Former Director of Elections, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah; the incumbent Deputy General Secretary, Dr Peter Boamah Otokunor and Fifi Fiavi Kwetey, a former Minister of Transport.

Some other tough battles would be the Youth Organiser slot where incumbent George Opare Addo would come up against Brogya Genfi while outgoing Hanna Bissiw would face a challenger in Margaret Ansei for the Women’s Organiser portfolio.

Sherif Abdul-Nasiru, Abanga Yakubu Alhassan, Dr Sherry Ayittey, Seth Ofori Ohene, Awudu Sofo Azourka, AlhajiAmadu B. Sorogho, Alhaji Habibu Adramani and Evelyn Enyonam Mensah are in the contest for the Vice Chairperson role.

The Deputy General Secretary contest is between Francis Lanme Guribe, Catherine Deynu, Barbara Serwaa Asamoah, GbandeFoyo Mustapha, Kwame Zu, Bradi Paul Opata and Evans Amoo.

I will lead the training of group of vigilantes for the 2024 general election – Hanna Bissiw

Dr Hanna Louisa Bissiw has hinted at training vigilantes ahead of the 2024 general elections According to her, the current government had failed to provide security to the citizenry so they had to take their security into their own hands The top National Democratic Congress member said this while granting an interview on Accra-based Onua FM.

National Women’s Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr Hanna Louisa Bissiw, has said she will lead the training of vigilantes ahead of the general elections in 2024. Hanna Bissiw said the state has failed to provide security not only to political opponents but the entire citizenry and it is time the interests of minority groups were protected.

Asiedu Nketia’s win must be seen as victory for all — NDC Chairman

The Kumasi Kwadaso Constituency Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Mr lssa Moro has described the election of Johnson Asiedu Nketia as the newly elected National Chairman of the party at the recently held NDC national delegates conference as a victory for all party faithful.
“It must also be seen as a victory for all Ghanaians because the victory chalked at the Congress is the same victory it is going to happen to favor Ghanaians in the 2024 general elections,” Issa stated.
Speaking to this reporter in an interview on Monday December 19, 2022, Chairman Moro noted that since the defeated National chairman of the NDC, Mr Ofosu Ampofo has accepted the defeat in good faith, he must work with Asiedu Nketia to snatch power from the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The Kumasi Kwadaso NDC Constituency Chairman demanded all the defeated contestants in the Congress to unite and work with the winners in their bid to unseat the ruling NPP in the next elections.
“Our common agenda is to wrestle power from the ruling NPP; therefore unity should be our main focus,” the chairman hinted.
He stressed that now that the much-awaited national Congress is over supporters of the various contenders need to strategize and come out with campaign messages that could help woo electorates.
“We need to reorganize ourselves and move a step forward to campaign at the grassroot level,” he said, indicating that the 2024 general elections would be a crucial one.
Chairman Moro concluded that since the early bird catches the worm, “we need to start our ‘agenda 2024 victory campaign’ now.”