The National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Monday, May 9, finally released a roadmap for its internal elections after the party’s National Executive Committee meeting held at Adabraka in Accra. The party announced the Timetable after an intensive and exhaustive outreach by the national and regional executives to all the 275 constituencies across the country. This, the party believes, is to guide it in the formulation of a more progressive and comprehensive roadmap for its reorganization as it gears up for the 2024 elections.
With the roll-outs of activities this year, the party has set aside 18 days to register new members into its data base starting from 21st May to 7th June. By August, the Branch and Ward executives who are regarded as the ‘foundation’ of the party will be in place with the Constituency and Regional executive positions up for grabs in September and October respectively.
Ahead of the Constituency and Regional elections, DFS Live News serves its readers with a scoop of some new and exciting faces bracing up for the big contests and put a spotlight on the hot seats in some constituencies. We also profile some long serving executives who intend to seek for another term in what they believe is their bids to help the party win power from the NPP.
_NEW FACES WITH BIG HOPES
For a couple of weeks now they have made their intentions clear, at least in the social media circles, however implicit that may be. They are beginning to catch the eyes of party members and sympathizers which is an indication that they have embarked on some consultations and meetings with the party members to announce their intentions to them.
Amos Blessing Amorse, the current deputy Greater Accra regional youth organizer is believed to be eying the substantive position in October’s elections. Having had his electoral victory challenged in court, the deputy youth organizer has gone on to work tirelessly for his party, winning the admiration and support of party loyalists. It’s not clear if the substantive regional youth organizer will be seeking another term in office.
Godwin Mahama, a former Constituency youth organizer aspirant in the party’s last Constituency elections and a current member of the NDC’S regional communications team is up for the regional communications officer race this year. Godwin will be attempting to unseat Hon. Jerry Johnson, the NDC’S two- term regional communications officer who is widely known and respected within the circles of the party. Godwin Mahama is seeking to capitalize on his exposure as a communicator on radio and television for the party.
DFS Live News has also gathered that Mr. Michael Kwetey Tetteh, the current NDC Chairman of the Ningo/Prampram constituency could be lacing his boots for the regional chairmanship contest.
WHO IS WHO?
It is not clear if Mr. Kobina Ade Coker, the current regional chairman will be seeking for reelection in October, having previously denied rumors of his decision not to seek for another term.
Hon. Nii Ashie Moore, the former lawmaker for the Adentan constituency is widely believed to be preparing for another shot at the chairmanship position. The business mogul contested and lost his bid for the position to Mr. Ade Coker.
The regional secretary, Hon. Tetteh Chai, who served as a two-term Member of Parliament for the Ablekuma Central constituency is likely to seek reelection as the chief scribe of the party in the region. The venerable former MP is widely regarded as an effective administrator and a key figure of the party whose services the party needs going into the 2024 general elections.
The Greater Accra region fell for the NDC In the 2020 general elections with the party winning 20 seats out of the 34 seats and winning over 1.3m votes against the NPP’s 1.2m in the presidential elections.
DFS Live News, which is your reliable source for the NDC’S internal elections will update you with some hot seats in selected constituencies in Part 2.