The retained General Secretary of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has rejected claims that the party’s leadership has become more ‘Akanised’ after its recently-held National Delegates Congress.

A defeated National Organiser aspirant, Anita De-soso, a Voltarian, said at the Congress grounds that the defeat of many Voltarian candidates who were aspiring to frontline positions meant that Ewes had been sidelined from the game, adding that: “Let’s see how it goes”.

The Volta Region sees itself as the ‘World Bank’ of the NDC.

Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, an Akan, who is now the newly-elected Chairman of the NDC, beat Mr Dan Abodakpi, a Voltarian, and three other aspirants at the Congress.

For the two-man General Secretary race, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, an Akan, beat his former Deputy, Koku Anyidoho, a Voltarian.

Mr Sammy Gyamfi, also an Akan, beat Mr Fred Agbenyo, a Voltarian, to become the new National Communication Officer.

Reacting to the ethnic concerns raised by Ms De-soso, Mr Asiedu Nketia told Moro Awudu on the Executive Breakfast Show (EBS) on Class91.3FM on Monday, 19 November 2018 that: “The results rather tell you that the NDC is more tribal-neutral”.

“We have more to show that our party has risen above ethnic consideration.

“We are the party that has elected presidents from the three major ethnic classes – the Akan, Volta and North. So, if the election results of our party now seem to indicate that the choices were made from areas that do not seem to be predominantly NDC, it tells you that we are not an ethnic party.”

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