Politics of Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Pollster and Managing Editor of the Daily Dispatch Newspaper, Ben Ephson, has said the re-elected General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia will have to change what many say is his arrogant style of leadership or be cut to size.
Several members of the NDC including the immediate past National Treasurer Alhaji Ahmed Abdallah, has described Asiedu Nketiah, as an ‘’autocratic leader’’ who does not accept views from his other executive members.
He’s warned that Asiedu Nketia who he also described as “arrogant” will destroy the NDC party if he’s not put in check.
Speaking on Asempa Fm, the party’s treasurer popularly known as Alhaji PMC stated that Asiedu Nketia has been overbearing in his discharge of his official duties to the extent that he rendered former National Chairman, Kofi Portuphy and other national executives useless as he does not allow them to speak during meetings.
“He’s very autocratic in his management of party affairs, Asiedu Nketia has rendered National Chairman, Kofi Portuphy useless and is not able to control the party, he doesn’t even allow him to talk during meetings, Kofi Adams views on matters during meetings are not taken by Asiedu Nketia, as for me the National Treasurer I’m a downtrodden in the party.
‘’Asiedu Nketia has a very terrible character and he loves to insult others, he brought politics of insult into the NDC. Asiedu Nketia’s arrogance if not checked immediately will destroy the NDC.”
Former Central Regional Chairman of the NDC, Allotey Jacobs also has similar views about Asiedu Nketia.
However Ben Ephson in an interview with Starr FM believes with the election of Samuel Ofosu Ampofo who’s known to be a disciplined politician as NDC National Chairman, Asiedu Nketia will change from his old ways of doing things.
“This was the first time I saw Asiedu Nketia campaigning and printing posters, I’m sure he recognized the animosity of certain people towards him given his attitude within the party.
Allotey Jacobs said a few things I’m not saying he’s correct, Chairman, Ofosu Ampofo had come from the grassroots, was DCE, was Minister for Eastern Region, became Minister for Local Government and he’s spent about 26 years in the party. In every political organization people put their foot in the door in terms of how far they can go, Ofosu Ampofo before the elections was one of the Vice Chairpersons, Asiedu Nketia had worked with all of them, all that I can say is that he (Asiedu Nketia) will change or will be cut to size.”