Former Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Joseph Yamin is asking party delegates to vote against Betty Mould Iddrisu who is aspiring for the National Chairperson position, during national executive elections.
Mr Yammin, who is accusing the current National Vice Chairperson and aspiring National Chairperson of the party of masterminding his defeat during last Saturday’s conference, insists Madam Iddrisu’s election as substantive chairperson of the party will spell doom for the NDC in the 2020 elections.
“Betty Mould Iddrisu came to the region to campaign against me. She openly told delegates not to vote for me and I have been voted against, giving me the free role to also pay her back by calling on delegates to vote against her national chairmanship bid,” he said.
“She is not the person to be a national chairperson so I will also go all out to explain with evidence and tell party members not to go ahead and waste their time voting for her,” he said on Accra-based Okay FM monitored by Adomonline.com.
Joseph Yamin was beaten by 88 votes by incumbent Augustus Andrews Nana Kwasi in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Ashanti Region elections held on Saturday.
The elections, which took place at the Tweneboah Koduah Senior High School in Sekyere Kumawu, were disrupted by a vigilante group by the name, The Hawks.
They claimed Mr Yamin was being short-changed by unknown hands.
But calm was later restored by General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia for the polls to continue.
Mr Asiedu Nketia was among party bigwigs including First National Vice Chair Betty Mould Iddrisu present at the polls.
At the end of the exercise, which travelled into Sunday, Nana Kwasi polled 699 votes to beat closest contender Mr Yamin, who polled 611 votes.
But reacting to his defeat, Joseph Yamin said in the coming days he will chronicle why Mrs Mould Iddrisu should not be elected as a national chairman.
Describing her as baggage’, he said NDC will be worse off with Betty Mould as a national chairperson.
“Betty Mould is not competent to be a national chairperson. People of Ashanti, especially, will not support her bid to become a national chairperson. She is a baggage for us to carry into 2020,” he stated.
Joseph Yamin indicated that the NDC needs executives to inspire confidence in the 2020 election and Betty Mould is not one who can do that.