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Politics of Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Source: classfmonline.com

I won't run for party positions anymore – Boateng Gyan

A defeated National Organiser aspirant of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Yaw Boateng Gyan, has said he is done with running for party positions.

Mr Gyan told Kwabena Prah Jnr. (The Don) on Accra100.5FM’s Ghana Yensom on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 that: “I will not contest for any position in the party again”, after the party’s just-ended 9th National Delegates Congress on Saturday, 17 November.

Mr Gyan, who is a former National Organiser of the NDC, got 1,843 at the polls as against the winner’s (Joshua Akamba) 3,084.

Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia has retained his position as General Secretary routing his Deputy and only contender in the two-man race, Mr Koku Anyidoho.

Also at the Congress, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, a three-time former MP for Wenchi West Constituency in the Brong Ahafo Region, from 1993 to 2000, who was first elected as General Secretary in 2008, polled 6,644 while his only contender, Koku Anyidoho could only manage 1,655 votes.

Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo was also elected as the new National Chairman of the NDC.

The former Local Government Minister polled 3,656 votes while his closest contender, Mr Dan Abodakpi, polled 2,199 votes.