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Politics of Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Source: citinewsroom.com

I’ve not picked forms to contest NDC Chairmanship – Kwesi Botchwey

Professor Kwesi Botchwey has dismissed reports that he has picked forms to contest as National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC].

A statement from Professor Botchwey’s office said such reports stemmed from “some faceless people” looking to stain Professor Botchwey’s reputation.

“The office of Professor Kwesi Botchwey received with surprise the news being carried by myjoyonline news portal that, he has picked a form to contest for the office of National Chairman in the upcoming NDC congress slated for later this year. The office want to put it on record that, Professor Kwesi Botchwey has not authorised any person to pick a form on his behalf, or has he ever considered contesting for the office of NDC National Chairman.”

His office has said it will investigate the matter “and report this conduct to the National Executive Committee to bring to book the persons behind this desperate conduct.”

The statement however hinted that Professor Botchwey will be serving in some capacity within the NDC at it makes a bid to return to power.

“In the coming days, Professor Kwesi Botchwey shall publicly declare his intention and the capacity in which he will decide to lead the party for victory 2020,” the statement said.

Find below the full statement

FROM THE OFFICE OF PROFESSOR KWESI BOTCHWEY

27/08/18

The office of Professor Kwesi Botchwey received with surprise the news being carried by myjoyonline news portal that, he has picked a form to contest for the office of National Chairman in the upcoming NDC congress slated for later this year



The office want to put it on record that, Professor Kwesi Botchwey has not authorised any person to pick a form on his behalf, or has he ever considered contesting for the office of NDC National Chairman.

We consider this act by some faceless people as desperate, wicked, and devious with the intent of portraying him as inconsistent with his decisions, and a deliberate attempt to create confusion in the mind of his teeming supporters.

The office shall investigate and report this conduct to the National Executive Committee to bring to book the persons behind this desperate conduct to book.

In the coming days, Professor Kwesi Botchwey shall publicly declare his intention and the capacity in which he will decide to lead the party for victory 2020. We want assure our teeming supporters that Prof. Kwesi Botchey remain resolute to the agenda agreed on.



‘Broken integrity’ caused NDC’s defeat – Kwesi Botchwey

Professor Kwesi Botchwey, who led the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) election 2016 fact-finding committee, recently noted that the party’s heavy defeat in the last election was partly due to a “breakdown of integrity.”

Speaking for the first time after submitting the committee’s findings to the NDC leadership, Prof. Botchwey said his committee observed that the breakdown of integrity was evident in the selection of people to various executive positions within the party

He was speaking at the 6th John Evans Atta Mills Commemorative Lecture at the University of Cape Coast in the Central Region.