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Politics of Friday, 19 January 2018


I'II win NDC slot because I am the best candidate than Mahama - Former NHIA Boss

Sylvester Mensah Sylvester Mensah

NDC Flagbearer hopeful and former boss of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Sylvester Mensah, has posited that the popularity of former President Mahama does not scare him in any shape or form.

He was reacting to a question on what he will do should the former president decide to contest the 2020 race or not.

Speaking on current affairs programme, The Hard Truth, on the Joy News channel (MultiTV), Wednesday evening, Mr. Mensah said experiences don’t connote competence, capacity, and performance.

When asked about how realistic his chances of winning were, he said, ‘’the delegates of our party have a responsibility of determining what is useful for the party.

I have always trusted the views and I think they’ve never been wrong and I guess that God willing, I will be rhyming with their choice and emerge as their flagbearer for 2020.

He said after the 2016 defeat, “You could also tell that there was anger, there was frustration, there was disaffection and I guess that these are very loud statements emanating from the numbers. It tells clearly that we have gotten to a crucial junction in the life of our party that we need to re-strategise”.

“We need to put in place a new set of vision that can accommodate the emerging trends and expectations of our party,” he said.

He was emphatic that he represents this “new set of vision” and charged the party’s delegate to confirm him as the flagbearer during primaries later this year.

“The delegates of our party have a responsibility to determine what is useful for our party. I have always trusted their views, I have always respected their views and I think they have never been wrong and they won’t be wrong this time and I guess that God willing, I will be rhyming with their choice and I will emerge as the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress,” he said.