Immediate-past Central Regional Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Bernard Allotey Jacobs has rained curses on the head of the General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia for endorsing candidate John Mahama, MyNewsGh.com has filed.
His reason for cursing Asiedu Nketia stems from the fact that Asiedu Nketia in November 2017 condemned he (Allotey Jacobs) and 9 other Regional Chairmen for endorsing Mahama at the time.
Readers of MyNewsGh.com will recall how ten regional chairmen of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) said they wanted former President John Mahama to lead the party’s effort to reclaim the Flagstaff House in the 2020 elections.
Allotey Jacobs is of the opinion that Asiedu Nketia is also endorsing John Mahama because he has seen it is difficult for him to beat Koku Ayidoho so he wants to use Mahama’s name for the campaign after he accused the Regional Chairmen of same.
The joint statement by the chairmen, released in November signed by all of them said after a meeting with the former President in Accra on earlier, they urged Mr Mahama to consider the request of the rank and file of the party “to lead the party to the 2020 general elections.”
The endorsement gave John Mahama an edge over other contenders, forcing him to run, it is believed.
The communique read:
“At a meeting held today, Thursday November 09, 2017, in Cantonments, Accra with HE John Dramani Mahama, former President of the Republic of Ghana, we the ten (10) regional chairpersons of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have:
Invited the former President to, as a matter of urgency, embark on the delayed and much-awaited ‘Thank You Tour’ to thank supporters of the NDC for supporting him through his tenure and the party over the years;
Called on HE John Dramani Mahama to consider the request of teeming supporters of the NDC and Ghanaians to lead the party to the 2020 General Elections; The 10 Chairmen so signed the communique are; Mr Kobina Ade-Coker, Greater Accra; Mr Micheal Aidoo, Western; Alhaji Mumuni Bolnaba, Upper East; Mr John K. Gyapong, Volta; Mr Opoku Atuahene, Brong Ahafo; and Mr Matthew Song-Aabo, Upper West; Mr Bismark Tawiah Boateng, Eastern; and Mr Yaw Obimpeh, Ashanti.
The others are Alhaji Sofo Azorka, Northern and Mr Allotey Jacobs of the Central Region.”
Asiedu Nketia condemned the move.
But reacting to Asiedu Nketia’s own endorsement of Mr Mahama, Allotey Jacobs wrote:
“Sycophancy is when ten Regional chairmen endorses John Mahamah and you castigate them for doing so and when the race for Gen Secretary is hot you endorses Mahamah Flag bear ship Nyame betua WO ka”.
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