General News of Fri, 13 Jul 20182
Ashie Moore to ‘battle’ Ade Coker for NDC Greater Accra chairmanship
A former National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Adentan, Nii Ashie Moore, has indicated that he will be contesting the party’s chairmanship position in the Greater Accra Region.
The one-term MP lost his bid in the party’s primary to a former presidential staffer, Mohammed Ramadan.
He is reported to have said that he has since been rendered jobless.
He will come face to face with the incumbent Chairman, Ade Coker, who has also indicated his intention to seek re-election.
Ashie Moore, who confirmed his next move to Citi News said he will be picking up his nomination forms soon.
Meanwhile, another former MP for Adentan, Kojo Adu Asare, has also confirmed to Citi News he will be contesting for the Deputy General Secretary position of the NDC.
Adu Asare contested the same position four years ago but lost.
Speaking to Citi News, he said he has gathered more experiences in the past few years and is best suited for the job now.
“For me, I think it could not be a better time to go and sell the idea, now we are in opposition, so what people like us need to do is to use our network and bring it positively to bare to help the party in terms of raising funds and harnessing the party’s human resources from wherever we can find the people,” he said.
In 2015, Nii Ashie Moore lost his bid to Mohammed Ramadan, the son of Alhaji Ramadan, National Chairman of the People’s National Convention, PNC.
Mohammed Ahmed Ramadan, who was not tipped to pose a tough competition to Nii Ashie Moore, rather polled 2,387 representing 59.4% votes of the total votes cast.
Ahmed Radaman, with a finance background, was a presidential staffer believed to have received massive backing from the presidency.
Ashie Moore polled 1,130 representing 28.12%, whiles Mallam Issah, a one-time incarcerated sports Minister in the NPP administration, managed a scanty 97 2.1% of the total votes cast.
The other contender, a former Municipal Chief Executive, Kakra Vanlare, who was considered a major threat to the former MP, rather polled 368 representing 9.1% of the total votes cast.
The Adentan Constituency, created in 2004 after it was carved out of the Ashaiman Constituency, is notoriously known for changing legislators in every election.
The first MP to have represented the NDC in Parliament in the constituency was Kojo Adu Asare.