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General News of Wednesday, 2 September 2015


NDC race: Mahama picks presidential forms Thursday

President John Mahama is expected to pick his forms Thursday to vie for the presidential slot of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Mahama, who is eyeing a second term in the 2016 elections, will be at the party’s Adabraka headquarters at 13.00hrs to begin the process to lead the party in next year’s general polls, an official statement from the party said.

One person George Boateng has made his intentions known to contest late Prof. John Evans Atta Mills’ successor for presiding over an abysmal economy saddled with corruption and power crisis.

Boateng’s key campaign message is to legalise cannabis as well as make it exportable to shore up Ghana’s economy.

Although Boateng’s mental status has come under serious scrutiny by party stalwarts such as general secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the former aide of defected ex-First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings said he is of sound mind and fit to unseat Mahama.

The presidential primary is scheduled for November 7, 2015.