The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, popularly known as General Mosquito, has finally broken his silence on why the leadership of the NDC boycotted the NPP Delegates’ Congress in Koforidua.
According to General Mosquito, he had earlier discussion with Dr Bawumia at the one one-week memorial service of the late Amissah-Arthur about the party’s inability to honor NPP’s invitation to the congress.
Top members of the NDC have been widely criticized for failing to send a representative to the NPP’s weekend congress at the Koforidua Technical University, despite being invited ahead of time.
But speaking on Accra FM on Monday, as monitored by Classfmonline.com, Asiedu Nketia insisted that although the NDC was invited by the NPP, the invitation came in very late.
General Mosquito added that he personally conveyed the message to Dr Bawumia because he tried reaching out to the then-acting General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu but he did not pick up his calls.
“We have always been present at NPP functions over the years but this time the invitation didn’t come early,” he said.
The NDC Chief Scribe maintained that he tried all his best to communicate the failure to top executives of the NPP ahead of time, but he was unsuccessful.
“I had difficulty in accessing John Boadu on phone, he didn’t pick the calls. I also don’t have Freddie Blay’s contact and also the Eastern Regional Chairman of the NDC is sick, so, he couldn’t attend,” Mosquito said.
The NDC ranking member added that, “So, when the Vice-President came to the funeral ceremony, I personally gave him the message that we cannot attend the event.”
Mr Nketia further revealed that some top leaders of the NPP are happy that no NDC member showed up to ‘expose’ the NPP at the Koforidua congress.
“Deep within the NPP, they are happy the NDC didn’t come because they were scared of how I was going to reveal their mistakes to the entire world,” he said.