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General Secretary of Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketiah has given the strongest assurance that the NDC party will deploy all its arsenals to support flagbearer aspirant Goosie Tanoh if he emerges as the winner of the party’s presidential primaries.
According to Mr. Asiedu Nketiah the party shall not hesitate to rally support behind any of the aspirants who would become the flagbearer of the party after the 26th January 2019 presidential primaries contest.
Asiedu Nketiah gave the assurance Saturday when he joined Goosie Tanoh and other regional and constituency executives of the party to attend the funeral of the late Nana Akwesi Kwarteng Ababio the Akontombrahene and Benkumhene of Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Area.
Other high profile personalities of the party who joined the entourage included MP for Bodi, Sampson Ahi, Member of Parliament for Juaboso, Kwabena Mintah Akando, former Western regional Paul Evans Aidoo among others.
“Goosie Tanoh is one of the aspirants who has pick up nomination form to contest our presidential primaries elections, if he wins, we shall all join him to “fight” our common enemy which is NPP” Asiedu Nketiah told supporters of the party at the funeral ground.
Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, a staunch supporter of former president John Dramani Mahama attracted the anger of eight of the presidential aspirant hopefuls when he purportedly endorsed the candidature of the former president as 2020 flag bearer of the NDC.
In a show of anger against the action of Mr. Asiedu Nketiah, the aggrieved eight aspirants petitioned the council of elders of the party raising issues of bias on the party of some serving national officers of the party who have publicly declared support for a particular candidate.
The petitioners argued the actions and inactions of some hierarchy’s of the party if not addressed will not only affect the electoral process but also has tendency to undermine free, fair and credible election.
They described it as unhealthy for the party that pride itself as a democratic party rooted in the principles and ideology of probity, accountability and social justice.
Meanwhile, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah speaking to party supporters at the funeral reiterated the need for regional and constituency officers of the party to give equal access and opportunity to all the presidential aspirants’ hopefuls who wishes to campaign within constituencies.
He cautioned that the party would not hesitate to sanction any high officers of the party who denies any of the aspirant’s access to delegates to campaign for votes.
SOURCE: Coffie Emmanuel