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Politics of Monday, 19 November 2018


NDC to review internal poll strategy - Kofi Adams

Kofi Adams, Former NDC National Organizer play videoKofi Adams, Former NDC National Organizer

The outgone National Organiser of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Kofi Adams, has said the party will review its strategy and plan for internal polls following the weekend’s prolonged National Delegates Congress.

According to him, some lessons have been learnt from the just-ended Congress held on Saturday, 17 November at the Ghana Trade Fair Centre in Accra.

Mr Adams told Kwabena Prah Jnr. (The Don) on Accra100.5FM’s Ghana Yensom that: “We will review the strategy for the elections going forward to deal with some issues we had on Saturday. The new strategy will cover the flag bearer election.”

At the Congress, Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo was elected as the new National Chairman.

The former Local Government Minister polled 3,656 votes while his closest contender, Mr Dan Abodakpi, polled 2,199 votes. Alhaji Hudu Yahya garnered 1,823 votes, Betty Mould-Iddrisu managed 355 votes and Danny Anang, a financier of the party had, according to provisional results.

Meanwhile, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia retained his position as General Secretary.

Known by his moniker 'General Mosquito', Mr Asiedu Nketia routed his Deputy and only contender in the two-man race, Mr Koku Anyidoho.

Mr 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 Mr Anyidoho could only manage 1,655 votes.

Mr Sammy Gyamfi also defeated Mr Fred Agbenyo to become the new Director of Communication of the NDC.

Mr Gyamfi, a lawyer and former TEIN president of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), beat the incumbent Deputy Communication Director by 4,000 votes.

According to provisional results, Mr Gyamfi polled 6,255 votes whereas his only contender in the two-man race, Mr Agbenyo polled 2,255 votes.

Over 9,000 votes were cast at the 9th National Annual Congress of the NDC.