THE Ashanti Regional Manager of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Mr Afrifa Yamoa-Ponkoh, has rescinded his decision to contest for the position of regional organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
“I have withdrawn from the race and will not contest for any position in the party now,” he told the Daily Graphic last Thursday.
He said he had carefully weighed the options and arrived at the conclusion that his new position would not allow him to operate as a party organiser.
According to him, some party leaders and senior civil servants had advised him against contesting the position since it would conflict with that of the NHIA.
“There was reason in their advice and I think the best decision to take is to pull out of the race,” he said.
In the Daily Graphic publication of December 10, 2009, Mr Yamoa-Ponkoh formally announced his decision to contest for the position of regional organiser.
He explained he was gunning for the position with the view to spreading the support base of the party in the region, and added that his new position would not conflict with the party’s position.