General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has opined that his leadership prowess and acumen has nothing to do with his body size.
Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia on Friday, August 16 said Mr Nketia has failed to add any muscle to his body after graduating from the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College.
“As I shook his hands, I was wondering whether the physical training and exercises had added any more muscles to his...but it appears, it did not...am told he did not come here for the physical muscles...but came here to beef up the intellectual capacity of the NDC,” Dr. Bawumia noted.
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But in an interview on Okay FM , Wednesday, August 21, the NDC general secretary said “if we are looking for someone to be a leader in a party and we are thinking of a heavily-built person then we should wait for the one who will emerge as the winner of the Di Asa competition to be that leader in the party”.
Mr. Nketia added that people who underestimate him because of his body size do so at their own peril.
“People underrate me to the extent that they look at the size of my body to determine whether I can actually complete the task and I always prove them wrong with my delivery,” he stated.
Meanwhile, the Mr Nketia has also revealed that the NDC part is ready for the parliamentary primaries which comes off on Saturday, August 24.
He noted a total of 524 aspirants have been cleared to contest the election and 157 constituencies will be eligible to vote.
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Meanwhile 5 constituencies have been put on hold following unresolved conflicts. These five constituencies are: Yilo Krobo, Mpohor, Ellembelle, Asawase and Fanteakwa North.
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