Fifi Fiavi Kwetey, a former Member of Parliament for Ketu South, will succeed Johnson Asiedu Nketia as General Secretary following a resounding victory at the party’s 10th National Delegates conference on Saturday.
The former Propaganda Secretary ran against Mr Nketia’s deputy, Peter Boamah Otukunor, and Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, a former Sports Minister.
Johnson Asiedu Nketia stepped down as General Secretary after 17 years of service to pursue a higher position in the party.
General Mosquito, as he is affectionately known, ran against incumbent Samuel Ofosu Ampofo for the position of Chairman.
In a Facebook post, the overjoyed former Deputy Finance Minister in the Mahama administration confirmed his victory, saying one of his rivals had called to congratulate him.
“My Brother and Comrade Boamah Otokunor just called to congratulate me. That was very kind of him. I told him yesterday that I was proud of his competitive campaigning, and I told him again this morning. “I assured him of my complete willingness to collaborate with him to make our party bigger and stronger,” he wrote.
“When I saw him earlier during the votes, I told him ‘you are worrying your senior brother, but I will beat you,’ and I have won,” he told Joy News’ Kweku Asante.
“I visited all 275 constituencies and spoke with the delegates, so I’m not surprised they voted for me as they promised.”