Politics of Sun, 15 Jul 201817
Serve NDC well and be rewarded in future - Asiedu Nketia tells party members
General secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu Nketia has urged all party members, especially those seeking to become leaders to serve the party well assuring them their efforts will be recognized in due course.
Asiedu Nketia who was speaking to members of the party in Bole-Bamboi after the swearing in of new constituency executives noted that members do not need to be in leadership to be able to serve the party.
He recalled how he dedicated himself to serving the party when he was just a member of parliament, earning him the name ‘General Mosquito’ adding that his dedication to the party made it easy for him to become General Secretary when he contested for the position years later.
“You don’t need to hold an office in the NDC to play your role as a true party member. Those who contested and could not make it, it tells you that party has indicated that this time is not your time to lead but it is still your time to serve so do well and distinguish yourself so that next time the party will find you worthy to lead in whatever capacity you seek office,” he said.
He also warned the new leadership not to introduce anything that seeks to “soil our democratic process as a country or our law-abiding nature as the National Democratic Congress” in the name of the party.
General Mosquito was in Bole to help resolve issues that was obstructing the election in the constituency.
Before the election, a group called "The Hawks" in Bole-Bamboi stormed the premises of the Electoral Commission at the Bole District Assembly to prevent officials of the EC from moving to the voting centre with the reason that there was an injunction on the election at a Tamale High Court because of some anomalies on the delegates list.
Upon deliberations, however, it was revealed that the case had been struck out of court.
Another group called "Our Men” also went to the EC office in Bole to stop ‘The Hawks’ from heckling the officials resulting in some confusion but the leadership of the party led by Asiedu Nketia swiftly came in to cool tempers after which there was a smooth election.
The winners at the end of the elections are; Chairman, Amoro Fushieni; Vice- Chairman, Abubakari Alidu; Secretary, Asumah Abudulai and Deputy Secretary, Hazak Haruun Zakaria.
Others are Treasurer, Alhaji Nsiah Adams Bamba; Deputy Treasurer, David Bii Jimah; Organiser, Alhaji Kassim Alhassan Kamagtey and Deputy Organiser-Gonsob Sansah Samuel.
The rest are Communication Officer, RA Jalil; Deputy Communication Officer, Amantana Bashiru; Womens Organiser, Hajia Masata Deen; Deputy Women's Organiser, Hawa Helen; Youth Organiser, Dodovi Etse; Deputy Youth Organiser, Karley Maxwell Choco and Zongo Caucus, Haruna Braimah.