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General News of Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Source: Myjoyonline.com

Nurideen Iddrisu in high spirits after NDC flagbearer vetting

The youngest of the seven flagbearer aspirants of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is in high hopes after a rigorous vetting session with the party’s vetting committee Tuesday.

Nurideen Iddrissu spelt out his vision of development through empowerment and policies he would champion if elected to lead the party in the upcoming presidential primary.

He and six of his contenders- former president John Mahama, Second Deputy Speaker Alban Bagbin, Prof. Joshua Alabi, Sylvester Mensah, Dr Ekwow Spio Gabrah, and Goozie Tanoh were all vetted the same day with the report of the vetting expected to be handed over to the Functional Executive Committee of the party Wednesday.

The youngest of the seven flagbearer aspirants of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is in high hopes after a rigorous vetting session with the party’s vetting committee Tuesday.

Nurideen Iddrissu spelt out his vision of development through empowerment and policies he would champion if elected to lead the party in the upcoming presidential primary.

He and six of his contenders- former president John Mahama, Second Deputy Speaker Alban Bagbin, Prof. Joshua Alabi, Sylvester Mensah, Dr Ekwow Spio Gabrah, and Goozie Tanoh were all vetted the same day with the report of the vetting expected to be handed over to the Functional Executive Committee of the party Wednesday.

A member of the vetting committee James Klutse Avedzi has said all the aspirants gave a good account of themselves but the full report will soon be released.



It is not clear yet if all the seven aspirants will sail through onto the ballot for a competitive election on February 23, but Nurideen Iddrissu said his chances are brighter than ever before.

He told the media shortly after his vetting that the Nurideen agenda and vision to recapture power from the limping Akufo-Addo regime were well articulated.

“I laid before the committee members my hopes, my vision and the practical steps to return this country to the path of sustained growth and development,” he said.

Despite being the youngest of the candidates, Nurideen Iddrisu said his policies, aspirations are the most visionary targeted at empowering the youth, protecting the aged and vulnerable and championing the cause of businessmen in the country.

At 43, Mr Iddrisu has seen it all in business having worked in the banking, oil and gas as well as the construction sectors of the country.

He is also not a neophyte in politics, except that he refused to be in the frontline of politics in the past choosing rather support the party financially.

Mr Iddrisu said the time has come for him to be at the front line and will spurn no effort in leading the NDC to victory in 2020.

He is set to continue with his campaigning pending the release of the outcome of the vetting and the day of the presidential primary.