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Politics of Friday, 28 February 2020


NDC running mate: Give us a Voltarian – Group to Rawlings, Party

JJ Rawlings with John Mahama JJ Rawlings with John Mahama

A group calling itself ‘Volta Region for NDC VEEP now’ is calling on the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) including its founder Flt.-Lt. (Rtd) Jerry John Rawlings to switch to Volta Region and pick the running mate for John Dramani Mahama ahead of the 2020 polls.

According to the youth-led by Mr. Jerry Gayibor, it is the best way to restore the core values of the party and confidence of the people within the region that has been loyal to the umbrella family over the years

They also added that, Volta region continues to remain the stronghold of the party since former President Rawlings reign but cannot boast of anything solid to point out in each Constituency as well as the region despite the unflinching support.

“This is the time Volta Region must be rewarded for showing their long term loyalty and commitment to the party since 1992 because other regions are also aware of Volta Region commitment towards the NDC party and that is an indisputable fact,” The statement read in part.

NDC must pick running mate from Volta to compensate – Former Deputy Minister

It would be recalled that in November 2018, a Former Deputy Minister Water Resources, Works and Housing under the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama administration, Hon. Samuel Yaw Adusei warned that the exclusion of Voltarians from the top echelon executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is dangerous for the party.

He admitted that the Volta Region is the world bank of the NDC since the country returned to democratic rule under the fourth republic observing it is also the first time since 1992 Voltarians are missing in the frontline NDC.

“As a true member of the party I am worried”, he said in a statement copied to proposing that the area should be compensated with a running mate position to atone for its orphaned status.

“I think the party, our Flagbearer and the council of elders must take it into consideration in the selection of a running mate for 2020 elections. I suggest we pick the running mate from Volta Region, there are potential men and women from the Region who are capable and can partner John Dramani Mahama for the 2020 elections,” he argued in the statement.