The Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC), Peter Boamah Otokunor has welcomed the governing New Patriotic Party(NPP) defector, Dr. James Kofi Annan into the NDC and has made it clear that “whether Akufo Addo likes it or not, Kofi Annan is not turning back”.
According to the Deputy General Secretary, Kofi Annan’s defection to the NDC is historic in the Effutu constituency.
This he said would help the party to increase votes to snatch the seat from the NPP.
Mr. Otokunor stormed the Effutu constituency to witness the acclamation of Kofi Annan as the NDC new Parliamentary candidate for the Effutu constituency.
This was after the resignation of Mr. Victor Yankson who was the elected parliamentary candidate for the party in Effutu.
Per the NDC constitution, delegates of the party are supposed to elect parliamentary candidate in such circumstances, hence all the branch executives were present to acclaim Kofi Annan as the new NDC parliamentary candidate.
Mr. Otokunor praised delegates for the overwhelming endorsement to Kofi Annan and promised on behalf of his boss, Mr. Johnson Aseidu Nketia and the party to work tirelessly to help the new parliamentary candidate to win the battle.
For his part, the Central Regional Chairman of NDC, Mr. Ebenezer. K. T. Addo described the endorsement as historic which does not happen anywhere and strongly believed the constituency is poised for victory come 7th December 2020.
“The politics in Effutu constituency has been one sided for various reasons but it looks like the situation has changed and the change is for the benefit of the NDC” he observed.
The newly elected Parliamentary candidate for NDC, Mr. Kofi Annan therefore saluted the delegates for the trust they had in him to deserve such an endorsement to lead the party in the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections and promised to recapture the seat for NDC.
Source: Hajia Hassan.