Incumbent General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, says the party's Chairman failed to supply him with useful data to present during the 2020 election petition.

According to him, Mr. Ofosu Ampofo did not equip him with relevant data on the election when he appeared as witness in the NDC's bid to challenge the outcome.

Narrating his ordeal in what is believed to be a leaked address to some party faithful, Asiedu Nketia said he had a hard time defending the party during the trial.

The difficulty he encountered, he explained, was due to the inability of Mr. Ofosu-Ampofo and his team to diligently supervise the collation of the party's results in the general elections.

"In terms of the party's operations, I superintendent over all affairs, and everyone reports to me. As a result, I may as well accept blame for the party's inability to collate its 2020 election results.

However, there are specific people who engineered that problem. The Chairman's system for collating results broke down after computing results from 5 regions.

Later when we had to go to court, he didn't give me any useful data to present. That's why I said I didn't have our collated results when I was asked. I don't know how to lie", he explained in the local Twi dialect.

Speaking to the party faithful, he further revealed that due to the party's inability to collate the 2020 results, Tsatsu Tsikata, a seasoned lawyer in the party, initially refused to represent the NDC in court due to inadequate grounding for the suit.

He however assured that the perennial lapses with the party's collation of election results will be a thing of the past if he is elected as the NDC's next Chairman.

Meanwhile, the revelations by Asiedu Nketia appear to have sparked an uneasy calm in the NDC, with some party members accusing him of divulging sensitive information all in a parochial bid to unseat Mr. Ofosu-Ampofo.

According to his critics, his comments were in bad taste, as they can breed mistrust and irreconcilable difference in the party, even after the upcoming polls on Saturday.

His sympathisers have however applauded him for his truthful and bold revelations which they believe can set the tone for healthy reforms for the party in the future.

Currently, Mr. Ofosu Ampofo’s role as the NDC’s National Chairman is being threatened by the decision of the party’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia to unseat him.

In what has been described as the main contest in the party’s upcoming National Delegates Congress, Mr. Asiedu Nketia is frantically taking steps to take control of the party as National Chairman ahead of the 2024 general election.

But the incumbent, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, says there have been attempts by party bigwigs to stop Asiedu Nketia from competing him.

In an earlier interview on Adom TV, he told host, Daakyehene Nana Yaw Asante, that the party’s 2020 flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, and other prominent NDC figures made efforts to stop the contest between himself and the party’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia.

According to him, even though the move by Asiedu Nketia to unseat him is politically incorrect; the efforts to talk him out of the decision proved futile.

Eligible party delegates will however be presented with an opportunity to elect a new crop of executives to man the affairs of the party on Saturday December 17, at the Accra Sports Stadium.

This comes after the NDC's Youth and Women's Congress which was held last week Saturday at the University of Cape Coast.

In that contest, the incumbent National Youth Organiser of the NDC, George Opare Addo, retained his position after a keenly contested election.

Pablo, as he is affectionately called, beat his sole contender, Yaw Brogya Genfi by obtaining 533 votes.

Brogya Genfi, who was the Ashanti Regional Youth Organiser, failed to annex the portfolio, after amassing a total of 508 votes of the valid votes cast.

Pablo’s win marked his second successive victory over Brogya Genfi, after beating him in the 2018 contest.

Having retained his seat, Pablo, a trained lawyer, will serve as the leader of the party’s Youth wing for the next four years; leading the NDC’s youth into the 2024 general elections.

In the race for the party’s Deputy National Organiser, Osman Abdulai Ayariga and Ruth Dela Seddoh emerged victorious in that regard.

Ruth, who is the incumbent garnered 313 votes, while Osman Ayariga led the race with 373 votes.

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