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General News of Friday, 10 November 2017

Source: mynewsgh.com

10 NDC Regional Chairmen betrayed me - Stephen Atubiga

A contender in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer race, Stephen Atubiga says he feels let down by the 10 regional chairmen of the party who have thrown their support behind his contender and former president John Dramani Mahama.

The NDC communications team member said all 10 prior to their meeting with the former President had secretly endorsed him as their candidate only to turn around to stab him at the back, jilting him for John Mahama.

According to him, he is shocked but not surprise by their conduct but said he will still pursue his dream of leading the umbrella family in 2020 indicating that their endorsement dealt him with a devastating blow.

“What is really worrying my team and myself is, most of these same Regional Chairmen have come to endorse me behind close doors as their candidate including some sitting Mps and former Mps and Some DCE . I will put their names out soon after consultation with my strategic team. Are you kidding me? Are they serious? Wow wow.”, he said in a facebook post later.

Read full text of his frustration

I congratulate JDM my competitor soon to be. Based on the endorsement form all the 10 ten regional chairmen. This is really a big blow to me, and my winning team. We will not give up but to take another strategic moves to be in a lead, As we have been.

What is really worrying my team and myself is, most of these same Regional Chairmen have come to endorse me in close doors as their candidate. Including some sitting MPs and former MPs and Some DCE. I will put their names out soon after consultation with my strategic team. Are you kidding me? Are they serious? Wow wow.

Some Regional Chairmen and MPs have even secured strategic positions from me when am president. Some secured ambassadorial and ministerial appointment, down to DCE, MCE, to boards.

I was thinking of having some consultations with party and founders of NDC if I could consider JDM as my running mate when I win or does the constitution allows that, For my (legal team to look into it and advice) If it could be possible since JDM have been president before. Even though we all come from the north. I am from upper east region, And JDM is from northern region. Well, JDM deserves it, I don’t want to sound like am jealous. He worked and developed this country when he got the opportunity to lead this country as President.

I will be trumpeting JDM achievements for victory 2020 when am made the candidate. Even though I will defeat JDM at Congress.

I will not let this intimidate my winning team and myself. We will keep pushing. Is the first blow I have taken. I will shake it off to keep going for victory.

Nothing will and can stop me from defeating JDM, Alabi, Sly, Spio and co. I will give them a run for their money. Are you kidding me?

Well, Is about NDC internal race. I will see if the Regional Chairmen have the right to endorse my competitor. My winning team will look into also endorsing some Regional Chairmen for their up coming elections. Let’s see how dog eats dog. Interesting days ahead.

Dollar to Dollar, pound to pound, Cedi to Cedi. But the good news is NDC is Paramount. I will support and rally behind any winning candidate.
The NDC is bigger than ATUBIGA Stephen and his team.

I love you all. let’s give peace a chance in NDC and pull each other along. Congratulation again JDM. Stephen ATUBIGA (A. S. 1)