Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, a candidate for National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress, stated that he accepted Victor Smith’s advise not to run for the job but decided against it since it is not in the party’s best interests.
Asiedu Nketiah contends that it is in the best interest of the party for him to run for the prestigious position of NDC National Chairman, and anyone who advises him otherwise is not acting in the organization’s best interests.
Asiedu Nketiah responded to the former diplomat’s assertion that he (Asiedu Nketiah) had disregarded advice not to compete with Ofosu-Ampofo for the position by saying that he made the decision to run after consulting with other influential party members.
Instead of predicting Victor Smith’s failure, he pleaded with him to accept his choice and abide by his conviction.
There are different viewpoints, therefore you can choose to accept or reject a friend’s counsel. I don’t recall Victor Smith and I having this conversation, but given that it may have happened, is he implying that I lack free will and must follow his orders? We ought to dress alike if that were the case.
“You should gather all the information before making a decision because advice is a raw material for decision-making. I thank him if he has a wish that I cannot understand, but God has given me understanding, and he is not my only buddy.
“If he has a viewpoint that conflicts with my choice, he should maintain it and let me maintain mine. I know what’s best for the party, so even if a buddy or my mother offers advice, I’ll appreciate them and still do what’s best for the group, he stated on Okay FM.
Victor Smith, who has endorsed Ofosu-Ampofo, revealed that Asiedu Nketiah disregarded the advice of former president John Dramani Mahama to refrain from challenging Ofosu-Ampofo.
Asiedu Nketiah, he said, would lose the race and be appointed campaign manager for the elections of 2024.
“You served as General Secretary for 17 years; what is it that you now wish to do that you were unable to do then?
Is it possible that he wants us to join the opposition so that he can take over as party leader? We have to address this, which is really troubling.
If the delegates select him, we will cooperate with him; nevertheless, if he attempts to do anything improper, we will take decisive action. We’ll cut you to size, and this warning applies to everyone, if you try to leave the party to pursue your narrow interest.