Former Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho, has defended his decision to challenge Johnson Asiedu Nketia for the General Secretary position.
Asiedu Nketia trounced the former NDC executive during the party’s last National Delegates Congress, polling 6,642 votes against a mere 1,625 votes for Mr Anyidoho.
Reacting for the first time to what some have called a political suicide, Mr Anyidoho said, contrary to those assertions, he knew what he was doing from the start.
“It was not a reckless decision. It was a well-calculated decision so if you ask me, I have no regrets at all,” he defended on nightly current affairs programme, PM Express on MultiTV, on Wednesday.
Again after his defeat in November last year, some NDC bigwigs like the Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the party, Ade Coker, suggested that the result of the election was a great lesson in humility.
But Mr Anyidoho justified his move on PM Express citing examples in Ghana’s politics of defeated candidates who have returned — sometimes after many tries — to clinch a victory eventually.
He said in conformity with the party’s rules, he went through the processes to contest, “elections were run, the delegates voted, the EC [Electoral Commission] declared results. In the supreme interest of the party, you accept the declared results and you move on. So nothing suicidal.”