General News of Sun, 2 Sep 201838
Prepare to lose 2020 polls – Asiedu Nketia to NPP
The General Secretary of the Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has told the New Patriotic to prepare to lose the Brong Ahafo Region and the 2020 general elections as the caliber of executives elected would not rest until victory is won.
The NDC, across the country, went into a conference to elect officers to manage the affairs of the party for the next four years.
In the Brong Ahafo Region; the party chose a former ambassador to Egypt, Hon. Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo, Dennis Yeboah Twumasi, and Alhaji Baba Awudu Gausu as Chairman, Secretary, and Zongo Caucus Coordinator respectively.
“With the caliber of executives chosen today, I am serving notice to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to prepare, and we will also prepare for 2020. We will recapture the Brong Ahafo and win the general elections as well in 2020”, he opined.
He called for unity and collaboration in the party saying there were no winners and losers in the elections and tasked the new elected not to be complacent in the discharge of their duties.
“Everyone has a role to play in the building of a formidable front in the party for our quest for victory in 2020. As winners in this election, it’s not an honor for you but a call for sacrifice and dedication to duty to win more votes for the party. In four years we will be meeting here again, and your headwork will determine your fate”, he cautioned.
General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia disclosed these in an address to hundreds of party supporters and sympathizers at the Jubilee Park where he inaugurated and swore in newly elected regional executives of the party in Sunyani.
He appealed to the losing candidates and the rank and filed the party to bring their expertise to bear to help the elected executives to work effectively.
In his victory speech, Chairman-elect and former Ghana’s ambassador to Egypt, Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo on behalf of his team commended the delegates for the confidence reposed to them and promised not to disappoint them.
“We will work hard to recapture the region and power in the 2020”, he declared.
The conference witnessed the election of Alhaji Ibrahim Gariba and Kwadwo Takyi-Arhin as the First and second Vice-Chairpersons.
Mr. Mohammed Seidu won as the Regional Organizer while Charles Aseidu was elected as the Deputy Regional Organizer. Mohammed Shamsudeen won the Deputy Secretary position, while Agnes Kusi won the Women’s Organizers position.
The rest are Fati Abubakar, Deputy Women’s Organizer, Thomas Warlanyo Tsekpo, Youth Organizer, Owusu Ababio Nkrumah, Deputy Youth Organizer, Charles Akowuah Tuffour, Communication Officer and Eric Adjei, Deputy Communication Officer respectively.