Trounced former National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, has congratulated the newly elected executives of the party as they commence their tenure in office.
In a press release signed by Mr. Ofosu Ampofo on Monday, December 19, 2022, he wished the new executives good luck and condemned the hate speech that accompanied the internal election campaigns.
“On behalf of Team Ofosu Ampofo, I wish to congratulate the newly elected National Chairman and other National Executives of our dear party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), who emerged victorious at the just-ended 10th National Delegates Congress held at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday 17th December 2022,” he said.
He admonished the newly elected executives to use the opportunity to bring unity and peace within the party to be able to unseat the opposition New Patriotic Party in the 2024 general election.
“While this elections needlessly witnessed the worse form of inner vilification, personal attacks, and public injury to the hard-won reputation of our Party through various means of public spaces and on social media platforms, this insensitivity would inadvertently affect our restitution, unity, and cohesion needed to engender the collective prosecution of our agenda for victory 2024.”
“Let us appreciate that this victory is simply a prelude to the battle ahead of us.”
“I pray that we quickly recover from our individual pain and dented reputation to restore our public morality so we can join forces to soldier on,” he added.
Mr. Ofosu Ampofo further promised to re-dedicate himself to work hard to enable the NDC to win the 2024 elections.
“I re-dedicate myself to the bigger task of working for victory in 2024 and pledge my unalloyed commitment to work even harder for the party together with the elected National officers, and the rank and file of our great party to achieve the ultimate goal of regaining power from the NPP in 2024”.
Mr. Ofosu Ampofo was defeated by former NDC General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia in a two-horse race at the NDC’S 10th National Delegates Congress held on Saturday, December 17.
At the congress, Mr. Asiedu Nketia, popularly known as General Mosquito, won the Chairmanship position with 5,569 votes against his immediate opponent Mr. Ofosu Ampofo, who managed 2,892.
This curtailed Mr. Ofosu Ampofo’s ambition to lead the party for a second term.
Despite the defeat, Mr. Ofosu Ampofo has assured the party of his committment to every endeavour.
The new team of executives will steer the affairs of the party for the next four years.