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Politics of Monday, 20 August 2018


NDC Race: Some Flagbearer aspirants unfit – Ofosu Ampofo

Vice National Chairman of the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has described some of the Flagbearer aspirants of the party as unworthy to occupy that high office.

According to him, some of the aspirants need to do a careful self introspection to ensure all is well with them before making the bold decision of picking up nomination forms and filing them.

The NDC goes to the polls in December to elect a Flagbearer to lead the party into the crucial 2020 general elections which promises to be keenly contested.

Already seven candidates are said to have declared their intention to contest, as directed by the party. Among the seven include former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Sylvester Mensah and former Vice Chancellor of the University for Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Prof. Joshua Alabi, as well as former Trades Minister, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah.

Commenting on the development on Peace FM, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo who’s also the NDC’s Director of Elections stated that some of the aspirants will do themselves a great deal of good if they rescind their decision to contest.

“When the NPP had 17 Presidential aspirants, the good old late J.H Mensah advised the candidates to check their lives as not all of them are cut for that high office. That’s the same message I have for the NDC Flagbearer aspirants. Some of them don’t deserve to be a Flagbearer.

“To borrow from the late J.H Mensah, the various aspirants should check their lives before they eventually step up and pick up nomination forms. The aspirants and their followers should be circumspect in their arguments because at the end of the day, it’s a family contest and eventually one person will become the Flagbearer of the party.