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VOTE OUT ASIEDU NKETIA! ALLOTEY JACOBS URGES NDC

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The stormy winds of change blowing in the opposition National Democratic Congress is not only targeted at John Dramani Mahama, as evidenced in several flagbearer aspirants running against him. It is now moving in the direction of all his appointees and cronies who ran the party into a ditch through irresponsible campaign strategies and loose talk.

The stormy winds of change blowing in the opposition National Democratic Congress is not only targeted at John Dramani Mahama, as evidenced in several flagbearer aspirants running against him. It is now moving in the direction of all his appointees and cronies who ran the party into a ditch through irresponsible campaign strategies and loose talk.

 

In perhaps the shrillest tone ever from a leading member of the National Democratic Congress against a sitting General Secretary, former Central Region Chairman of the party, Bernard Allotey Jacobs, has urged party delegates to vote out the incumbent General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, during the oncoming national delegates’ congress in December 2018.

The angry former Chairman, in making the call, accused the General Secretary and others of banding themselves into a Mafia at the party’s headquarters, doing nothing, but stalling the progress of the party ahead of general elections in 2020.

Their poor performance as executives also reflected in controversy, leading to the processes of electing branch representatives of the party ahead of the regional elections in which most of the executives of the old order were removed from office and replaced with a new crop of leadership.

In spite of the sweeping changes, Allotey Jacobs insists, however, that John Dramani Mahama be maintained as flag bearer of the NDC.

                                                                                       ‘Vote Koku Anyodoho’

That Mafia, according to him, is headed by Asiedu Nketia aka General Mosquito.

Speaking on Adom FM’s Current Affairs show, ‘Burning Issues,’ Monday, the vociferous former chairman of the party said “for me personally I’m supporting Koku Anyidoho. There is a need for a change at the NDC headquarters. A lot of the Mafia in the NDC headquarters must be changed.”

 The NDC’s regional elections over the weekend saw some huge surprises. Five heavyweights were given the shocks of their lives last week, when they were defeated in their quest to become regional chairmen of the party in their respective regions.

They are the former Transport Minister, Aku Dzifa Attivor, who failed in her bid to lead the NDC in the Volta Region; the incumbent Eastern Regional Chairman, BismarkTawiahBoateng, who was also booted out as regional chairman; a former Central Regional Minister, Aquinas Tawiah Quansah, who was floored in the Central Regional polls and Joseph Yammin, who was also defeated in the Ashanti Regional delegates elections.

In the Western Region, incumbent Michael Aidoo, a.k.a Big Aidoo, also lost his position as chairman whereas the Greater Accra Regional Chairman, Mr. Joseph Kobina Ade Coker, retained his position after a closely contested election.

Allotey Jacobs, a former board member of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), said he believes in blending both old and new executives to steer the affairs of the party. However, he thinks the party is going about it wrongly. He warns that the party risks losing in 2020.

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To get back on track, he insists that there are certain people within the old executives whose commitment to the party and organizational skills were commendable and must be supported to contest again.

Allotey Jacobs also cautioned his party members about the strength of their opponents saying “the NPP [New Patriotic Party] must not be taken for a joke “and I keep on saying it, and I will always say it, because our experience in politics gives us the dynamics..So if we don’t get the right people to stand up to the NPP, then forget it.”

According to him, John Mahama stands tall amongst all the presidential aspirants because all the other aspirants are all his former appointees and “a student cannot be better than his tutor.”

Allotey Jacobs has also described political pundits predicting doom for president Mahama in the general election as making “jaundiced analysis.”

He says it would be premature for people to say Mahama will lose because the Ghanaian electorates are becoming critical as the day goes by.