The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia says he has not made up his mind not to contest for reelection following an announcement of the party’s election time table for new leaders.
He discounted claims he is stepping down maybe to pick up another challenge as claimed by some people within the party including Deputy General Secretary in charge of operations,Koku Anyidoho.
The General Secretary popularly known as General Mosquito made the clarification on Kumasi based Angel Fm on Tuesday.
On Monday, his Deputy, Koku Ayidoho confirmed that he will vie for the position because his immediate boss, Asiedu Nketia has said he is going to step down.
“Asiedu Nketia has given me his endorsement and some bigwigs and I see that, as beauty of democracy because if he has decides not to contest why should I refuse. I will gladly step in his shoes and work for the party”, he was quoted as saying
However, Mr Asiedu Nketia on Tuesday denied the statement by his subordinate indicating that, he has not made such a statement anywhere.
“This is not how I do my things, if indeed I want to step down; I will call for a press conference and make it clear to the media. Then I would also give reasons for that”. He explained.
He furthered stated that, “If anybody (Koku Ayidoho) wants to contest and on that basis he say I said am not contesting and again endorsed him, no, no, no, …… I will not make such declaration in that way”.
“I haven’t sent Koku Ayidoho anywhere. I haven’t said that to him. If he would like to contest, he should come out to say he wants to contest and if the party wants him as general secretary of course they will for vote him”. General Mosquito stressed.
The NDC scribe who said he is baffled with the pronouncements of Asiedu Nketia said: “I don’t understand why he wants to use my name in this instance”.
General Mosquito assumed office as the General Secretary of the NDC in the year 2005 by winning over 80% of the total votes cast.
He was also a member of Parliament for the Wenchi Constituency from 1992 to 2000.