Tension is heightening in the camp of the opposition National Democratic Congress NDC in the Eastern region over a purported endorsement of General Secretary aspirant, Koku Anyidoho by some 33 constituency executives in that region.
NDC vice Chairman for Abuakwa South in the eastern region, Okyere Acheampong is reported to have issued a press statement in which he declared the entire Abuakwa South constituency support for Mr. Koku Anyidoho.
According to Mr. Acheampong, the entire constituency leadership of the party in Abuakwa south confided in him of their support for Mr. Anyidoho who was the lover boy of late president John Evan Atta Mills.
Mr. Okyere Acheampong also in that press release stated emphatically that the entire regional executives of the party have also declared their support for Koku Anyidoho.
However in a sharp rebuttal, the NDC constituency chairmen in the eastern region have denied the report saying the announcement is fake and attempt to jeopardize the new breeze that was currently blowing in the party in the eastern region.
The constituency chairmen who are now “fighting” their colleague chairman over the authenticity of the said endorsement said Mr. Acheampong does not have the power to make such a declaration.
NDC Atiwa west constituency chairman Amo Johnson Anom in an interview with Accra based Radio Gold and monitored by BestnewsGH.Com said the disciplinary committee of the party in the eastern region is investigating the matter and will apply the appropriate sanctions to Mr. Acheampong when necessary.
He vehemently denied that the entire NDC in the eastern region has endorsed the candidature of Mr. Koku Anyidoho for the general secretary position of the party.
“We have not declared our support for Mr. Koku Anyidoho in a sense that, there are two gentlemen contesting the position and non of them has come to the eastern region to campaign, to share their vision with us. It is unfortunate, this is an attempt to cause internal confusion”.
Incumbent General Secretary of the NDC Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah for the first time after serving for 12 years is facing a stiff competition from his deputy Koku Anyidoho who is bent on uprooting his boss.
The NDC has set October 20 to conduct elections for its national executive committee (NEC) to steer affairs of the party for the next four years.