Former Ketu South NDC MP, Fifi Fiavi Kwetey, will take over from Johnson Asiedu Nketia as General Secretary following a resounding victory at the party’s 10th National Delegates conference on Saturday.
The former Propaganda Secretary contested against Dr Peter Boamah Otukunor, who served as Mr Nketia’s Deputy and Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, a former Sports Minister.
The NDC firebrand polled 4,543 votes against Dr Otukunor who got 2,595 and Mr Afriyie Ankrah’s 1,408.
After 17 years of stewardship, Johnson Asiedu Nketia bowed out as the General Secretary as he vies for a higher office in the party.
General Mosquito, as he is popularly called, went up against incumbent Samuel Ofosu Ampofo for the Chairmanship position.
Confirming his victory in a Facebook post, the jubilant former Deputy Finance Minister in the Mahama administration, said one of his contenders had called to congratulate him.
“My Brother and Comrade Boamah Otokunor called me a few minutes ago to congratulate me. Very gracious of him. I had earlier told him yesterday that I was proud of his competitive campaigning and I repeated same this morning. I reassured him of my complete readiness to work closely with him to make our party greater and stronger,” he wrote.
According to the 55-year-old, “he looks forward to working closely together with him” as the party gears up to wrestle power from the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
While applauding his competitors for the healthy competition, Mr Kwetey said he checks all the boxes the delegates wanted.
“I was not being complacent when saying what I was saying on the back of travelling to all 275 constituencies; spoken to them and listening to them. Therefore, I could feel exactly what they were yearning for so I knew what I was talking about when I said I was confident of winning,” He told Joy News’ Kweku Asante.
“I was not underrating my opponents, they also conducted a very strong campaign as well but I just felt that the mood of our teeming party supporters and delegates here wanted a different kind of leader and I fitted that pedigree far more,” he said on Saturday.
Mr Kwetey said uniting the members of the NDC after the internal election is pivotal to the party’s victory in the 2024 elections.
Regarding returning the NDC to IPAC Meeting, he said all the options are on the table for consideration.
“We are not going to be doing things the same way we have been doing them in the past,” the incoming General Secretary said.