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General News of Monday, 20 August 2018

Source: yen.com.gh

Some people are unworthy to be flagbearers of the party – NDC chairman

A National Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, has advised those who wish to stand as flagbearers to carefully check themselves.

Speaking on Peace FM, he stated that there was the need for careful introspection before someone picks up forms to contest for an office.

According to him, some of the wannabe flagbearers will be doing themselves a lot of good if they rescinded their decision.

At the moment, some strong party members have indicated their desire to lead the party in the 2020 elections.

They include the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Sylvester Mensah, former Vice Chancellor of the University for Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Prof. Joshua Alabi and former Trades Minister, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah.

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.

“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,” he said.

He again advised the aspirants to be circumspect in their arguments, because when all is said and done, one of them will lead the party into the 2020 elections.