The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has extended the deadline for the submission of nomination forms for its national executive elections by two weeks.
The decision, according to General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, follows an advice by the Council of Elders of the party at its emergency meeting.
This means the September 5 deadline has now been extended to September 19, 2018.
Asiedu Nketia, during a media interaction at the NDC’s Headquarters in Accra, also announced that the Council of Elders have also advised that the delegates’ conference be held on November 3, 2018, at the Accra International Trade Fair Centre.
NDC Regional Elections
Last week saturday, the party held its Regional Elections across the whole country. Delegates from all 275 constituencies gathered at various designated centers to elect regional officers.
Flag-bearer Hopeful John Dramani Mahama earlier urged delegates to elect committed executives who will serve the interest of the party since to him, “the outcome of these conferences will go a long way in determining the future direction of the party.”
The outcome of the Regional Elections saw Ade Coker winning his seat as Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the Party, Madam Attivor was left to lick her wounds after she lost the chairmanship position to the incumbent John Kwadwo Gyapong in a fairly contested polls and many other results.
94 NDC MPs Declare Support for Mahama
Some 94 members of parliament on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) had declared their support for the former president of the Republic of Ghana in his quest to contest the 2020 presidential election.
The announcement was met with mixed reactions, with members of the NDC, in particular, backing him firmly.
The declaration was made months ago but the list of the supposed MP’s was not released until August 23, 2018.
So far, about eleven members of the National Democratic Congress expressed their interest in contesting the flagbearership position. The former president John Dramani Mahama also declared his intent in a video on facebook and said members of party were happy about his decision.
The 94 MPs welcomed the decision and promised to support John Mahama’s campaign with their expertise, knowledge and personal resources.