Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress Koku Anyidoho has failed in an attempt to oust his boss, Johnson Asiedu Nketia to hang his over 30 year-old political boots.
Mr Asiedu Nketiah beat Samuel Koku Sitsofo Anyidoho by an overwhelming margin.
Mr 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 of the total 8,299 votes to cruise to victory.
There were seven rejected ballots.
Rather, Koku has lost his place in the national executive committee of the party and given the 62-year old political magnate popularly referred to as General Mosquito, an early birthday and Christmas gift.
For the over 9,000 delegates who gathered at the Ghana Trade Fair Centre in Accra to elect their national executives, Koku does not have wherewithal to rally the party for a resounding victory in the 2020 general elections which the party is desperate to snatch from the NPP.
The Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the NDC, Mr Ade Coker commenting on the final results said Koku Anyidoho made a mistake in deciding to contest General Mosquito.
He said if Koku, who was the Deputy General Secretary had consulted him, he would have advised him against the move.
“It’s very important that people should take lessons from this. Don’t try to upstage your boss. You can never, never upstage your boss. You have to let your boss put you [on] a certain pedestal and with his blessing, you can move up,” he said on Sunday, 18 November 2018, after the provisional results of the elections at the Trade Fair Centre were announced.
Koku, in his concession speech at the end of the polls said he accepts the result of by the Electoral Commission.
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