Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has created a persona for himself through the symbolic smocks he dons at almost all significant party gatherings.
There is one particular smock among the several that he wears that he is well known for donning at some of these occasions.
The smock is black with party colors and has emblems on it.
He admitted in an interview that whenever there is a battle, he frequently shows up wearing this symbolic smock.
Asiedu Nketia and his entourage
He added that he wore his symbolic smock to the National Delegates Congress to show that he was prepared for the struggle of the elections.
“I wear this type of costume occasionally, when the occasion demands. It is our traditional war battle dress, so when you are going into battle you wear it and you know I’m referred to as the General of NDC for a good reason because people think that whenever there is crisis, I am the one who is called upon to take the lead. Traditionally this is the regalia of a war general and so on occasions like this is the dress…,” the formal chief-scribe noted.