A pressure group affiliated to the opposition National Democratic Congress, Young Democratic Forces, has accused the party’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, of allegedly masterminding the defeat of Mr John Dramani Mahama in the 2016 election.
According to the group, Mr Nketia, popularly known as ‘General Mosquito,’ allegedly hid a “campaign strategy document for the 2016 General Election” from Mr Mahama and his aides.
The group, therefore, called on the delegates ahead of the party’s national executives election next month to vote out Mr Asiedu Nketia and bring his Deputy, Koku Anyidoho, to takeover as the general Secretary of the NDC.
“Everybody in the world knows how Koku Anyidoho was very loyal to President Atta-Mills and so the plot was to keep away from President Mahama because he transferred the same loyalty to him (Mahama) so that was how the scheme to tag Koku Anyidoho as anti-Mahama was hatched by evil Asiedu Nketia and a few Mahama loyalists who did not read through the evil agenda of Asiedu Nketia.
“It is on record that the NDC sent a team to Akuse to prepare a Campaign Strategy Document for the 2016 General Election and when the report was completed, Asiedu Nketia hid it from John Mahama and his aides,” the group alleged.
The group further alleged that it had always been Asiedu Nketia’s plan to punish Mr Mahama for not supporting him in 2014.
“It is trite knowledge that JM did not support Asiedu Nketia in 2014 and that is what led to the deep hatred of Asiedu Nketia for JM and his wife, Lordina. Of course, JM and his wife later used lots of money to supposedly placate Asiedu Nketia but little did they know that Asiedu Nketia had vowed never to forgive them,” the NDC group said.
As part of Asiedu Nketia’s evil plot to ensure the defeat of Mr Mahama, the group went on to alleged that, he [Asiedu Nketia] tactfully ensured that he undermined the national executives who would have rather been loyal to Mr Mahama, and got them to be tagged as anti-Mahama.
“Where was Asiedu Nketia when he was needed most as the general secretary of the NDC to hold a press conference to give hope to the NDC when the NPP was virtually holding the NDC hostage just a few hours after the 2016 elections had ended? Was it not the deputy general secretary of the NDC, Koku Anyidoho who bravely stood in and held that historical “Comfortable Lead” Press conference to give hope to dying souls of the NDC? How can a responsible General desert his troops in the middle of a battle and think he has the moral right to lead an army into battle again? Did Asiedu Nketia not only emerge wearing a baseball cap backwards like ‘Tupac’ having fun with his friends at a concert when JM was conceding defeat at his residence? Who can forget the beaming smile on the face of Asiedu Nketia when JM was conceding defeat?
Obviously, he was happy that JM had lost the elections,” the group averred.
Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH
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