A defeated National Organiser aspirant of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Anita De-soso, has said she is taking a break from politics.
The former Women’s Organiser of the party, however, said she will be back after some time.
De-soso lost the contest to Mr Joshua Akamba in Saturday’s National Delegates Congress held at the Ghana Trade Fair Centre, on 17 November 2018.
Speaking on Accra100.5FM’s Ghana Yensom hosted by Kwabena Prah Jnr. (The Don) on Monday, 19 November, Ms De-soso said: “I thank all the people who voted for me, although it didn’t go as we expected.
“I have done politics for 39 good years and I have never been on leave. I am taking a break, I am not quitting the party, I wish everybody in the party well.”
She added: “I haven’t resigned from the party, I am only taking a break, I will be back.”
Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia retained his position as General Secretary of the NDC in the polls.
Known by his moniker ‘General Mosquito’, Mr Asiedu Nketia routed his Deputy and only contender in the two-man race, Mr Koku Anyidoho.
According to provisional results, Mr Nketia, a three-time former MP for Wenchi West Constituency in the Brong Ahafo Region, from 1993 to 2000, who was first elected as General Secretary in 2008, polled 6,644 while Mr Anyidoho could only manage 1,655 votes.
Seven of the ballots were rejected.
Ahead of the polls, the party’s former Central Regional Chairman, Mr Bernard Allotey Jacobs, unfurled a barrage of accusations and allegations against the 62-year-old incumbent General Secretary and described him as a dictator within the party.
Mr Jacobs also expressed confidence of victory for Mr Anyidoho, known by his moniker ‘The Bull’.
It is not clear what becomes of Mr Anyidoho’s political career after failing to unseat his boss.