The National Democratic Congress (NDC) held its 10th National Delegates Conference at the Accra Sports Stadium, Accra on Saturday, 17th December, 2022 to elect new national executive officers ahead of the 2024 General Elections.
During the elections, the party’s Members of Parliament (NDC MPs) have had the opportunity to make the best choice of a National Chairman to lead them into the 2024 General Elections against the rulling government, New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The NDC’s National Chairmanship race was one of the most talked about position among others before and at this year’s conference.
The Chairmanship position was contested by four strong men of the party. These are; the former General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, the former National Chairman Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Samuel Yaw Adusei and Nii Armah Ashitey.
The collation result intercepted by Coverghana.com.gh, disclosed how the National Democratic Congress Members of Parliament voted for the candidates contesting for the Chairmanship race.
The results showed that, the Parliamentarians prefer the former General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketiah to the former National Chairman Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo to lead the party.
According to the collation result, out of the 137 NDC MPs in Parliament, a total of 128 NDC MPs voted for Johnson Asiedu Nketiah while only 9 NDC MPs voted for Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo.
Meanwhile, none of the MPs voted for Samuel Yaw Adusei and Nii Armah Ashitey.
How NDC MPs voted for Chairman Position
1. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah – 128 votes
2. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo – 09 votes
3. Samuel Yaw Adusei – 0
4. Nii Armah Ashitey – 0
This is an indication that, the NDC MPs wanted a change, and massively voted for Johnson Asiedu Nketiah as National Chairman for the party.
According to the final collation sheet, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah won with a total of 5,569 votes representing 65.17% against Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo who had 2,892 votes representing 33.81%.
Samuel Yaw Adusei had total votes of 52 representing 0.61% while Nii Armah Ashitey had 38 votes representing 0.44%.